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Soft & Pretty with So Detailed Thinlits

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Today I'm sharing a soft and pretty wedding card featuring the 'So Detailed' Thinlits dies. I've paired it with some other products from the 'Falling in Love' suite in the Occasions Catalogue including the 'Falling in Love' designer series paper and the Very Vanilla Satin ribbon. Using all these beautifully coordinated products results in a quick make.

I have used the Blushing Bride Glimmer paper for the die cut which makes for a beautiful sparkly focus on the card.  Here are 3 ways you can use to add adhesive to a fine die cut:

  1. Put tiny dots of Tombow liquid glue all over the reverse side of the die cut and leave it for a few minutes to go tacky. When the colour of the glue changes from white to a creamy colour then you can adhere it to your art piece. This will ensure that the glue doesn't squish out and make a mess. This can be a bit time consuming and some people find it tricky to manage the flow of liquid glue.
  2. Squeeze out a blob of Tombow liquid glue onto a corner your Silicone Mat and take up some of the glue using a quarter piece of a yellow stamping sponge. Place your die cut on the silicone mat reverse side up and dab all over with the sponge.  You need to hold the die cut firmly so it doesn't move, otherwise the glue will transfer to the front of the die cut. This is a very quick and easy way to  get a fine layer of glue all over the die cut. Store the sponge in a snap lock bag to use again another time.
  3. Use your fingernail on the corner of the piece glimmer paper you will use  for your die cut, to separate the layers. Carefully remove the backing paper from the entire piece. Cut a piece of double sided adhesive paper (such as Sizzix Adhesive Sheets) the same size as your glimmer paper. Remove the backing paper of the adhesive sheet and adhere to the reverse side of the glimmer paper. Burnish well with your bone folder to ensure good adhesion.  Run your glimmer paper and So Detailed Thinlits die through the Big shot as normal. Carefully peel off the backing paper and attach the die cut to your art piece. 

I have used all 3 methods successfully. For the quickest, mess-free result I would recommend option 3 using the double sided adhesive sheets. I have had mine since they were available from Stampin' Up! (now retired) but you can find them at craft stores. I do not recommend you adding the adhesive paper to reverse of the glimmer paper without removing the backing. The glimmer paper is already quite thick and adding the adhesive paper makes it very difficult to cut a fine die such as the So Detailed Thinlits successfully, even running through the Big Shot multiple times. Now for the card!

Stampin' Up! So Detailed Thinlits & Falling in Love DSP - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I  attached the die cut to to the Very Vanilla panel first, then added a strip of the 'Falling in Love' DSP  to left edge. A strip of Vellum card stock forms the background to my stamped greeting positioned on the right hand side. The Very Vanilla Satin ribbon goes over the top, covering the edge of the DSP.  I added the bow with a glue dot, after adhering the vanilla panel to the Blushing Bride base card. A silver heart from the Metallic Enamel Shapes was coloured with a Copic marker to trim the greeting panel. I could have used a Blushing Bride heart, but I like the soft luminous look the coloured silver gives.


Here is a close-up of the gorgeous Blushing Bride Glimmer paper and the pretty pink heart.


For the inside I have a mat of Soft Sky which is one of coordinating colours in the 'Falling in Love" DSP. It is trimmed with some Soft Sky washi from the retired 'All is Calm' set and a strip of Blushing Glimmer. The sentiment from the 'Falling for You' stamp set is stamped in Soft Suede with the Dandelion flower over stamped in Blushing Bride. I also stamped the Dandelion flower onto the Very Vanilla envelope for a coordinated finish.

Project Details
Stamps Falling for You, Rose Wonder
Card stock & Papers     Blushing Bride, Soft Sky, Very Vanilla, Blushing Bride Glimmer, Vellum, Falling in Love DSP
 Ink Soft Suede, Blushing Bride
Accessories Very Vanilla Satin ribbon, Metallic Enamel Shapes, All is Calm washi (retired)
Tools     So Detailed Thinlits, Big Shot, Sizzix Adhesive Sheets (retired), Copic Marker, Glue Dots

I hope you found my tips on adding adhesive to fine die cuts useful.

Thanks for looking!

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Karma Hill

I simply love your wedding cards. They look better than the ones you can buy at the store by far. I guess I never thought of making cards by hand.

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