Today Jamie is sharing a fun way to use a Stick It Adhesive die cutting technique to make fabulous elements for your cards. We don’t know about you but we often forget we have something in our stash – especially if we don’t use it often – and seeing projects like these always get us excited about revisiting these items and ideas.
Before we dive into today’s project, remember, we have a fun Birthday Sale going on! Be sure to check it out! And check back here on the blog all month as we celebrate with a birthday greeting theme for February.
Ok – on to today’s fun project!
First, add a piece of 4″ X 5″ piece of Stick It (or other adhesive sheet if you don’t have this brand) to the back of your patterned paper – this fun stripe is from Bo Bunny. Use the Circle Background with Stitch Die and cut that sheet with the on TOP of the decorative side.
Leave the paper in the die, flip it over and remove the liner paper from the circles using the tip of an Exacto knife or your picking tool. You can see how this way of using Stick It adhesive sheets (or other adhesive sheets) can be a real time saver with even more intricate die cut!
Now cut a piece of white card stock to 3 3/4″ X 5″ and place over the die cut panel and buff all over with your fingertips to make sure all the adhesive is attached to the white card stock. Lift this panel and marvel at the magic. You now have an all-over die cut piece with circle windows and a sheet of perfectly placed circles which you can set aside to use on another project. We LOVE a double dip!
Pop the all-over striped piece from the die, remove the liner and adhere to a piece of white card stock cut to your desired layer size. PRO TIP: Remove only a small strip of the liner at one side or end of the die cut and line up with your layer. Then slowly remove the liner from between the two pieces, pressing as you go. This will ensure your alignment is perfect and prevent accidental sticking as you are placing your piece down.
Layer your white panel onto a color that coordinates with your patterned paper and for some pop, add it to a black card front.
Now the decoration! Jamie stamped flowers and leaves from our It’s Spring Time set with inks from Color Fuse Ink Sets #1, #2, #4, #11 and cut them out with our coordinating dies. She added these with varying thicknesses of dimensional adhesive.
She then stamped the sentiment from our Kittie Says Phrases #1 set with Onyx Black VersaFine Ink on the same color card stock as her layer and added it over the card front with foam tape. She also created a lovely bold element by cutting black card stock with our Wishes die and added it over the center. All that was left was a touch of bling with some Silver Pearl Liquid Pearls on the sentiment banner and this card was ready to send!
What do you think? Does this inspire you to dig through your stash and try some Stick It adhesive die cutting tricks? We can see this fun way to use patterned paper and adhesive sheets used on TONS of projects – thanks, Jamie for reminding us!