On Saturday I showed you a project created using background stamping. Today I have another interesting background technique using the Blizzard Thinlits Die. This is a large die that is designed to coordinate with the Beautiful Blizzard Stamp Set and works as a two-for-one.
BLIZZARD THINLITS DIE
I began this project by covering a layer of Night of Navy Card with Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet. Then using my Big Shot and Magnetic Platform I cut it out using the Blizzard Thinlits Die.
I carefully removed all the snowflakes from the Night of Navy piece and set them aside. Then I removed the backing from the Adhesive Sheet and, with the aid of some Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow), attached the layer to a layer of Sparkle Glimmer Paper.
TIP – While the Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet is great for attaching card to card, it’s less effective on Glimmer Paper. So I decided to adopt a belt and braces approach. The Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet wasn’t wasted though as I would use it on the individual snowflakes.
Finally I wrapped a length of Silver 5/8″ Metallic-Edge Ribbon around the layers and secured the ends on the back with Tear & Tape Adhesive.
NAVY AND WHITE
Navy and white is favourite colour combination of mine and I decided to use Night of Navy for the card base. I cut and scored the card using my Stampin’ Trimmer, folded it along the scored line and sharpened the crease with a Bone Folder.
Using liquid glue I then attached the layered background to the card base and set it aside.
The ‘thinking of you with love’ sentiment comes from the Beautiful Blizzard Stamp Set and was stamped onto Whisper White Card with Night of Navy ink.
Next I went back to my Big Shot and Magnetic Platform to cut out the sentiment using the #2 square die from the Stitched Shapes Framelits (counting from the smallest up). Then the sentiment was added to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
A FEW MORE SNOW FLURRIES
All that was left was to decorate the inside of the card and the Whisper White Medium Envelope.
I began by using liquid glue to fix a layer of Whisper White Card inside the card base. Then I took a few of the snowflakes originally cut from the background layer and peeled off the adhesive backing. Next I pressed them into place across the top right corner inside the card. Finally I trimmed the snowflakes along the card edges using my Paper Snips.
With one final snowflake attached to the centre of the envelope flap my Blizzard Thinlits card was complete.
In case you missed it, here’s a link to my earlier blog post with a couple of techniques for creating your own backgrounds, Background Stamping.
BUNDLE BONUS – I bought the Blizzard Thinlits and coordinating Beautiful Blizzard Stamp Set using the single bundle item number. This meant that I saved 10% off the cost of buying the same two items separately. I’ve included links to the bundles and the individual items so you can compare the options if you wish.