The SUO challenge this week was to case a catalog sample. Casing is not my thing. If I try to copy someone’s card to the T, mine never looks as good as theirs. So my style of casing is to use the other person’s card as a sort of “springboard” and to just add my own twist. So i chose one of the samples for this picnic set in the Occasions MIni catalog. I used sort of the same layout, and the same stamps, and the same sentiment – but changed it up some. The worst part about making this card was cutting all those weeny posies with the dies….cuz they were jumping around like Mexican jumping beans on the magnetic platform….I was exhausted by the time I finished. HAHA. Is there a secret to using the magnetic platform and NOT having stuff do the Irish jig on top??? If so, someone, please share. Put me out of my misery. Okay – I’m waiting…….happy Tuesday everyone!! Until next time, Karen
Dianne Laural HoffmanFebruary 27, 2018
Beautiful! Tack the die down with a post it. washi or painter's tape to keep
it from moving.
michelle sturgeonFebruary 27, 2018
It was worth it! The card looks beautiful. I hear you about the magnet platform…I wish there were more magnets and they weren't separated so much. It does make using small dies difficult.
Janie WadeFebruary 27, 2018
Although so many painful cut outs, it looks great!
Dianne HoffmanFebruary 27, 2018
So pretty, worth the trouble!!!! just use mini post it notes, painter's or washi tape
to hold the die in place.
Kathy LFebruary 27, 2018
My only solution when using those tiny dies is to use just one at a time.
That way you can jiggle the cs around until you find a place that the die
likes to sit still, and then run it through the Big Shot. If you try to use
more than one at a time, it's harder to get the dies directly over a magnet.
AnonymousFebruary 27, 2018
Beautiful card, Karen! About those die-cuts…I rarely use the magnetic platform, because of the jumping of the dies. I either use a post it to hold everything down, or (learned this from Linda Heller) – die cut all the pieces, then put the negatives in the Stamparatus. Place the stamps over the "holes" in the negative, then close the Stamparatus to adhere the stamps to the plate. THEN put the die-cuts back into their places in the negatives, and stamp. It's SO much easier than stamping first and trying to cut those tiny pieces, and you get perfect placement with the stamps. (Hope that helps!)
Robin MessenheimerFebruary 27, 2018
What a beautiful CASE of the Picnic Basket sample. Of course I love yours much more than the sample in the catalog. Your colors are always so bright and spot on. Thanks for being a member of the SUO Challenge Design Team, Karne!