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WEDNESDAY’S WOW! #59 – REDUCING THE SIZE OF DIECUTS!

Today for Wednesday’s WOW! #59 I want to share a little trick I discovered yesterday. Well it is not necessary a new discovery but new to me and it might be new to you.  Today I want to share with you how to reduce the size of your Framelits especially your shapes like the Rectangles Stitched Framelits.  

Do you sometimes have an image or a sentiment that is just slightly different size to what your current Framelits sizes can cut? It happens occasionally and it can be annoying.  Yesterday when I was making the card I will share below I wanted a smaller square to fit the sentiment.  So … I cut it down. Let me show you.

HOW TO REDUCE THE SIZE OF YOUR DIECUT SHAPES

Cut your piece of card with one of the Framelits Dies that is close to what you need. Then position your Framelits die over the cut piece of card to make it the size you want.  You will find the card will slip in to the die snugly.  Just check it out underneath to be sure.  (See below for the position of the die).

Diecut the card out and you have the smaller diecut you need.

Note: I hadn’t stamped this piece of card as this was just as a sample to show you.  It is a good idea to stamp before you cut so you know the exact size needed.

Below is the card I used the smaller diecut on.  I found that any other size and even a square in the Stitched Shapes Framelits was still not the right size.  That’s ok.  I could make a custom sized one.

For this card I stamped the image from By The Bay Sale-A-Bration set on to Grapefruit Grove Foil sheet.  Be sure to use Stazon when stamping to avoid smudging of the image. This stamp set By The Bay is a free choice for Sale-A-Bration.  The Foil Sheets were too but sadly have run out.

For the sentiment I daubered White Shimmer Paint on to the stamp and stamped it on black card.  Call me lazy.  I couldn’t be bothered getting my Heat Tool out and emboss it. 🙂

Don’t you like the colour with this card when the light hits the foil?  It’s like a rainbow.  Just a tip I found when making this card.  Don’t use Tombow Multipurpose Adhesive on the back of the Foil.  You can see the marks from it. At least you can’t see it in this photo. 🙂

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DETAILED DEER GLIMMER!

I have another card using the Detailed Deer Thinlits.  This card was another from out Shoebox Swap in our Team Stamp Day a few weeks ago.

This card was created and shared to us by Vanessa Webb.  Isn’t it an elegant one??

Detailed Deer Glimmer

The sentiment is from the Merry Christmas To All Bundle.  What about those Galvanised Buttons?  They have a country/rustic feel. The red trim on his neck is from the Suite Season Specialty Washi Tape.  

I haven’t paid too much attention to the Black Glittered Organdy Ribbon which you can find on page 49 of the Holiday Catalogue. We don’t create for Halloween or Thanksgiving here so we tend not to focus on the later half of the catalogue.  This ribbon is really lovely though.  It is so soft – and very sparkly.  It works well for an elegant Christmas card too.  I may have actually bought some since making this card.  It is one of the ribbons in my Ribbon Share too. I just had to add it. (You can head back a few posts to see about that or you can email me to join in at jghayward@yahoo.com)

The background on this card is Merry Merlot cardstock that has been embossed with the Tin Tile Embossing Folder.  I rubbed over the card very lightly with some White Shimmer Paint with a Sponge Dauber.  It is just a subtle effect.  A scalloped Vellum Oval was adhered under the Reindeer too to finish.

Hope you like it.  Thanks for visiting me.  I have people from all over the world visiting me here.  It’s so lovely that the internet can join us together in our love of crafting.  Why not say Hello in a comment and let me know where you are visiting from.

Jenny