Friday, May 13, 2016

May 13

Happy Friday!
It's Friday the 13th and the day is going a little wonky for us.
Kelly is here today with a fun technique post.
Sorry we're here late, but better late than never, right?
Hi folks!
Kelly here with a card that combines two techniques I used during the last release week: 1) making a mirror image of a die cut word, and 2) threading a secondary sentiment through a die cut word. 

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Here's a quick look at how to make a mirror image of a die cut word. Fold your cardstock (the thinner the better, since the die will have to cut through two layers of paper) and have the die extend very slightly past the folded edge. I place a bit of tape over the die to make sure it stays in place before I run it through the die cutting machine. Then when you unfold the cardstock, you will have a mirror image of the word.

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Like this! The "thanks" word is now mirrored.  
The other technique I used again is to run a strip with a secondary sentiment through the main sentiment. In this instance, the yellow strip helps the readability of "thanks" by partially obscuring the mirrored image below, and then on the end it has the stamped secondary sentiment. I like the two sentiments being physically tied together like this. For this card, the focus is solely on the sentiment.  
"Thanks" is one of the three words in the Smiling Fri-Dies set, and the secondary " have no idea" sentiment is from the Girlfriend stamp set. 
 Thanks so much for looking!


  1. Such a cool look and creative use of the word die!!!


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