snow much fun

Hello friends!

Last week I was on the Art Impressions blog with a tutorial for our current Challenge… The Perfect Pairs (use a stamp and die combo).  We are also featuring the new Ai stamps exclusive to Michael’s and AC Moore.  Here I am using the AC Moore clear set called Snow Much Fun (0736) which includes matching dies!

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On my card today, I used the penguin die to cut a window in my card front.

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The cute penguin and a few flakes are stamped on the INSIDE.  :)

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To begin, I diecut a partial circle from white cardstock.

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Next, I added 2 strips of patterned paper scraps to a black card base and then adhered my white circle.  I placed the penguin die where I wanted it to cut a window and ran it through the die cut machine.  Note- depending on your machine, you may need to run it back & forth a few times to cut through the layers.

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Once my penguin window was cut, I placed a white layer of cardstock on the inside of the card and lightly traced the penguin opening with a pencil.  The pencil lines are used as a guide to position your image when stamping.  I usually “wing it” but you can use a stamp positioner for exact placement.  After the image is stamped on the inside, gently remove the pencil lines with an eraser.

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Now your penguin is visible from the card front!

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Color the penguin and complete your card as desired.  I added a banner sentiment and a few stamped & diecut flakes (with rhinestone centers)…both from the same stamp set!

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Now it’s your turn to make a card or project using a stamp & die combo and join us in the Ai Challenge!  We would love to see your creations!

Happy stamping!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions AC Moore exclusive- Snow Much Fun (0736); paper- white, black, Echo Park Wintertime; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Midnight Muse; accessories- Circle Nestabilities, Copics, Die-Namics Mix and Match Banners, foam dots, rhinestones.

2 responses to “snow much fun

  1. Absolutely adorable Diane! Love the cutout on the front of the card!

  2. Great card – such a sweetheart of a penguin!

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