Hi there! Melissa Phillips here with you for today's Sizzix Tutorial with a fun, fall card. I'm using the Sizzix Tim Holtz Framelits Acorn Blueprint Die Set with Stamps.
This is my first time using a Blueprint, and I have to say, that I'm hooked! I love being able to die cut certain pieces of the image and layer them, not to mention just how sweet these stamped images are.
Each time I use this set, my results will end up being completely different and unique from the others. All it takes is a bit of color, pattern, and time in my craft room. I hope you'll try one or two for yourself. Let me show you how I layered my acorn.
I first created my background in order to give my acorn a base. I used the Sizzix Framelits Enchanted Dies, and selected two of the larger frames to provide my background. I chose a neutral, plain paper for the first layer, and then a polka dot pattern in gold for my second layer. I then used my Acorn Blueprints stamp and stamped directly onto this die cut layer. When die cutting Thinlits and Framelits sandwich your die with your paper between a pair of Cutting Pads and put it on top of your Magnetic Platform. Run that sandwich through your machine.
I stamped my acorn a second time on cream cardstock and then used my solid acorn die and cut this piece to start building from. It's easier to stamp first and then cut. Using the Framelits make registration of where you cut around your stamped images so easy.
Next, I stamped my acorn image twice, once on a tan paper, and the second time, on a floral. I then ran these two other stamped acorn pieces through my die cut machine and added them to my cream acorn base using dimensional adhesive.
My last step was to add a bit of color and shading using my Copic Markers. All that was left was to add it to my card base and stamp the sentiment across the bottom. So easy and so much fun, and like I mentioned earlier, by bringing in different patterns and colors, the results will be unique each time.
Thanks for visiting!