Die cutting and background stamp


So, for my post on the A Blog Named Hero facebook page today I wanted to use one of my neglected background stamps, the Vertical Arrows by Hero Arts. This one is a favourite of mine but I rarely use it. I really should figure out more ways to use my backgrounds because they are so lovely. For this I white embossed the stamp on Neenah Destert Storm cardstock and coloured it with distress ink. 

Then I diecut the In a word hugs cutaway from Winnie and walter and one of the leave dies from in bloom, Maggies roses set. I did some extra diecuts of each out of white cardstock to stack up the diecuts. When I was done the pattenr kinda made me a bit dizzy and I diecut the shapes again from vellum and adhered on top of the die cuts to tone them down a bit and that looked perfect. I used the X-shaped sticker machine from Xyron to make the vellum sticky without any ugly adhesive showing through. 

I hope you like it, I had fun making it and it turned out very pretty I think!

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If it's crafty I have probably tried it. Or plan to try it tomorrow. I love to be creative in all ways, but I tend to gravitate to making cards, coloring and diecutting. I also have a bad yarn shopping.... ehm... KNITTING... habit. I live in Sweden with my husband, two cute minions (also known as kids) and three dogs. I work from home at a small international development company during the days, and craft while listening to audio books or follow my favourite series at nights and on weekends. I love it when I don't have to leave the house, being an introvert and socially awkward and all. That's why my slippers to shoe ratio is close to 1:1 and I'm not ashamed to admit it ;)

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