Thanks for popping in. Hope you’re enjoying your Bank Holiday Weekend? Early bird catches the worm here at Clarity! Paul is filling TV orders, Dave is making Embedders, and I am already looking ahead to next week -THE CLARITY TV WEEKEND OF THE YEAR – our 29th Clarity Birthday.
I like Sundays. Early. Fresh. Not many cars. Just the twitter of the birds. The trees in the garden are standing stock still; not even a leaf is moving. Gives the head space to move quietly, don’t you find?
Whilst clearing the demos away from last week’s TV shows, I came across the Treescape “Trap the Scrap” trick which we just managed to squeeze in at 1pm on Friday. Checked my photos – and YESSSSS! I had actually taken step photos as I was prepping. So here’s an easy step by step for you on this I love this die. The original artwork is by our dear friend Mel Turner. Mel, if you’re reading this, a cuppa and a walk soon maybe?
- Spritz the die with a little water, then place wet side down on a piece of Petite Designer Card. I picked a lovely Amazonia flavour. CLICK HERE TO FIND. Notice there is a poly bag underneath the card. This will help when flipping the die in a minute.
2. Die cut the Treescape. Of course, this trick works with any of our Aperture papercut Dies. Flip the plates, and use the polybag to slide the whole piece onto your table top.
3. Carefully peel of the top piece, trapping the waste in the die.
4. Place a piece of double-sided adhesive sheet cut to size onto the die with the scrap.
5. Press the adhesive sheet onto the scrap and die, then peel away the die. Bingo. You have trapped the scrap!
6. Use a ruler and craft knife to trim the edges, so they are tight against the scrap.
7. Peel the wax paper off the back and mount the scrap onto a card or mountboard. Here I am still deciding where to stick it, so to speak! I shall add glitter or talc to the sticky area, depending on whether I fancy a little bling or a silky smooth effect.
If you were watching TV on Friday, you will have seen the new Companion Papers we launched, to marry up with their corresponding Designer Papers. This does work magnificently, but of course the plain paper pads work beautifully independently too. Let’s layer up and pick a colour out of the matching Amazonia Companion pad. So many perfect matches! Choices choices choices….
Finally, some classy plain coloured paper to layer up on, stamp onto, die cut into.
Back the trap the scrap project! Of course, the actual die cut is still sitting on the side too…
CLICK HERE FOR THE NEW PAPERS. The NEW Papers, not the NEWSPAPERS! Heaven forbid!! How to wreck a perfectly lovely Sunday!
And the Treescape Die? CLICK HERE for all things Treescape. Stencils, Stamps, Groovi, bundles, and of course the Die.
Right. That’s it. Back to work. I enjoyed that little escape into the treescape, and all the colours…
Have a good Sunday!