Monday, May 23, 2016

Summer Bouquet Steel Rule Die - Fun Stampers Journey

The steel rule dies open up a whole new world of crafting.   They are used with the Journey Platinum Machine.  This die is 8 1/2 x 11.  Here's what the designs look like:

The die has two different types of flower which each have 3 layers.   Each flower has 2 sizes of leaves to go with it.  I mix and match the flowers and leaves.   They can even be used as a single piece too.   When using them to add dimension, put a larger Journey Foam Square in the middle on the back of the flower to add height.  Then gently bend the petals up.

With steel rule dies you will be able to cut multiple layers of card stock, as well as fabric, felt, canvas, chipboard, and more.   Fun Stampers Journey new collection includes basic shapes as well as 3D decor items.   Die dimensions are listed on Pg 220 of the 2015-2016 Annual Catalog.

The background of this card was made by splattering 3 colors of the Silks:  Journey Gold, Journey Silver, and Journey Bronze on a Whip Cream card base.   Be sure to wear an apron or old clothes when you do this and work on a area that is protected.   Those little splatters can travel.   They did add a bit of unique color to my scissors though.  (BIG SMILE).   Some people do the splattering with the card inside of a box.  It's up to you how you decide to do it.   If using the Splashes, absolutely do the "spraying" with a higher sided box.

I cut the petals out both in a solid color and a print.  Sponged the solid color to make it stand out a bit more.  Embellished the center the flower with mini brads or you could use a small circle or other type of embellishment.   Sequins would be pretty too.

Fun Stampers Journey Products Used:

Journey Gold Silk IP-0096
Journey Silver Silk IP-0090
Journey Bronze Silk IP-0091
Journey Brads - Mini AC-0174   (100 pieces, 50 of each finish)
Journey Platinum Machine TO-0090
Summer Bouquet Steel Rule Die (8 1/2 x 11) SR-0017
Sweet Berry Ink Pad IP-0029
Whip Cream Card Stock CS-0040
Lavender Fusion Card Stock CS-0036
Green Olive Card Stock CS-0113
Nautical Adventure Prints  (6" x 6"; 24 sheet, 4 each of 6 two-sided designs)  PP-0025
Easy Glide Adhesive AD-0081     Refill AD-0082
Journey Foam Squares   1/4" AD-0084   OR    1/2" AD-0085
Fusion Ink Sponges (3 pack) JM-0014*

*Note:  I cut my sponges in half, then each half in thirds.   Perfect size for sponging the edge of cut images or your card base.

Mary Director
Fun Stampers Journey Coach
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