Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Boxers or briefs?

tee hee...that cracks me up! This card started in my head as a possible Valentine's Day card but now I'm not sure it really would work. Either way, it's okay because I like it!
This set of boxers is from the a•muse studio hey man! set. It is true "a•muse" style so while it scares me a little, it also intrigues me and I can't wait to make a set of "guy" cards with this. {Look for a meet up coming soon if you live close by!}
Following my card I have a mini-tutorial that shows you how easy it is to use the dies from a•muse studio. Normally I cut and then stamp but this time I computer generated my saying so my die placement was crucial...they make it so easy!
You can barely see the dots on the background but I used the big dots from Polka Dot Patterns and stamped it tone on tone. I used them in the last post for a more elegant card - love how versatile they are!
For my tag:
1) I found a font that I liked and typed up my saying in Word. I printed it out on a scrap piece of paper.
2) I taped a piece of cardstock over the saying and re ran it through the computer. You could just print it out on cardstock the first time but this allowed me to use up a little scrap. :)
3) Next I centered the clear plastic die over my saying - I can put it exactly where I want. See those two little circles extending out on the side? You stick your pencil inside each one to make a mark. NOTE: Here I'm just demonstrating on my scrap piece but you would do this on the cardstock piece that you want to die cut!
4) Remove the plastic template and replace it with the metal die. Match up the two marks in the center of those two holes... HINT! I use blue painters masking tape to then tape down each side so there is no shifting when I role the die/paper through my diecutting machine!
5) It's that easy! Perfectly placed and you are ready to go. Have a great week!


Cyndi said...

I would not have thought of this cute idea with the boxers on the clothesline.

Danni said...

This is one fun card! Great job!

Juliet A said...

this is a great tutorial - this would really increase the value of amuse dies for me!

the card is pretty funny, too!

Chelsea said...

Cute!! I love those label dies!

Nerina said...

Oh that is so cute and clever - I have a huge smile on my face! Thank you for sharing the how-to!

Debra Miller said...

So Fun!