Welcome to the Taylored Expressions August 2016 Release! All of the products that we have been sharing this week are now available in the TE store!
Before you head off to shop, I have one more project to show you! My card showcases the By the Fireside die set. I’m a big fan of Halloween, and I’ve always liked witches, starting with the TV show “Bewitched.” This fireplace belongs in a witch’s home. She’s got her boot off (and on the mantel) and she’s got the fire blazing.
Today, I’m sharing tips and tricks that I use when piecing together a die-cut scene, especially one with smaller die-cuts. For many years I had glue/tape phobia! But with the right tools and adhesives I’ve overcome my fears.
To begin, I cut the fireplace mantel from Poppy Seed cardstock. The die creates an indentation to simulate the mantel’s details.
To highlight those details, I lightly applied the Sugar Cube ink to the mantel and worked my way around.
While that dried, I cut the brick part of the fireplace from Jelly Donut cardstock and dry-embossed it with the Brick embossing folder.
I cut a piece of TE Oreo cardstock, slightly larger than the brick part, to simulate the interior of the fireplace. I used double-sided tape to adhere the pieces together.
I taped those pieces to the back of the fireplace mantel.
To adhere the smaller die-cut pieces, such as the fire flames, I put a dab of Ranger Multi-Matte Medium onto a piece of paper and dipped the die cut piece, which I held with the Embellie Gellie. This is my “go to” method for adhering the Little Bits die cuts. I assembled the Broom, the Cauldron and the Potion Bottles in this manner.
To create the buttons on the Witch’s Boot, I backed the die cut with a small piece of TE Lemon Meringue cardstock and attached it with a sliver of tape.
Finally, whenever I want to pop up a small die-cut in a scene, such as the spiders, I cut small pieces of foam adhesive. I have a pair of scissors which I only use to cut adhesives!
Thanks so much for stopping by! If you’d like to see more projects and new product information, head over to the TE Blog for a complete blog roll of our participating designers!