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My final project is a Christmas card. I love these little gingerbread men dies. They are just too cute! Read further to see how to use the Spellbinders Die D-Lite Shapeabilities
There are 3 steps to creating a finished Shapeabilities diecut shape. My directions use the Spellbinders Grand Caliber machine.
1. Diecutting: Lay the die near the edge of A Plate with the cutting side face up. Lay a piece of wax paper over the die (very important step!). Lay your cardstock over the wax paper. Place Cutting Plate C over the paper and diecut.
2. Emboss: Remove Cutting Plate C. Remove the negative portion of the diecut paper and leave the rest in place inside the die. Place the rubber mat over the die. Place the Plate B over the rubber mat and crank through the machine.
3. Stencil: Remove the Plate B and rubber mat. Pop out the embossed diecut piece and remove the wax paper. Return the diecut piece to the diecut. Flip it over and lay it on the work surface. You will see the raised (embossed) areas only through the 'stencil.' Now you'll decide how you're going to decorate the raised areas. For both the gingerbread men and candy cane, I colored the raised areas with a Coconut White Uniball Signo Pen and it worked great through the raised areas of the stencil!
It's just a matter of assembling the card beginning with a 5-1/2x4-1/4 inch kraft cardstock panel (A Muse). I dry embossed it using a Dreamweaver Plaid stencil. The red and blue panels were affixed and then edge distressed (Prima Tool) before affixing onto the kraft cardstock with 3M Scotch 1/4" ATG tape. The gingham check May Arts ribbon was tied in a double bow.
The red/white cording (May Arts) was coiled over the red chevron with a few buttons (A Muse) threaded onto the cording. The gingerbread men were mounted over the cording with 3M foam mounting tape. On the right side, a diecut label (my stash) was embossed with Stampendous white embossing powder onto kraft paper (A Muse) and distressed with Vintage Photo ink (Ranger) and held in place with a tiny clothespin (A Muse). The Spellbinders candy cane was mounted onto the tag and a sweet punched heart (Marvy) on glitter paper (craft store) was mounted onto the candy cane. The edges were curled up and Stampendous Encrusted Jewels were heated from underneath to add extra pizzaz.
I hope you enjoyed my Christmas card today! Before you go, I'd love you to leave me a comment. Thanks for stopping by!