As promised, I have the tutorial here for the 'Thanks' card I entered into the Less Is More - Case it! challenge earlier this week. It is slightly trickier that the usual way that works for thin, single letter dies, as I have used a Bigz die, but it works and has a wonderful effect on your cards!
Ok, so you will need;
1 x DL card blank
Elements of Style stamp set
Stampin' Write Markers in Midnight Muse, Summer Starfruit and Gumball Green
Bigz Alphabet Typeset letters
Pencil, ruler and rubber
and most importantly, Stamp-a-Majig!
Cut out your chosen letters with your Bigshot
Stamp your image in black ink onto your Stamp-a-Majig
Ink up your stamp, picking out different areas with different colours
Line up your Stamp-a-Majig to position your image on the card blank and then stamp your coloured image.
*TIP* if your stamp appears to have dried a little before stamping, just 'huff' on it to re-activate the ink...it's water based so this works brilliantly!
Draw a line in pencil very softly across the card, for your letters to sit on to ensure they will be straight!
Re-align your Stamp-a-Majig image over the image on your card blank, making sure it is perfectly aligned. Tape down gently if you wish, remembering to use low tack tape! Then place your letters along the line you drew that you can see through the acetate stamped image. Again, use a little low tack or re-positional adhesive on the back of the letters if you wish to ensure they don't move.
*TIP* If you position the letters just slightly above your pencil line it will make it easier to rub out later!
Now line up the Stamp-a-Majig 'arm' with the acetate.
Re-ink your stamp, then stamp onto the letters using the Stamp-a-Majig to guide you.
Carefully remove the stamp and allow letters to dry before removing the Stamp-a-Majig arm.
You can then remove the letters and position them over your stamped image on the card blank, using Dimensionals to pop them up! Don't forget to rub out your pencil line too!
Et voila!! One beautiful and elegant card!!
I really hope you have found this useful, and easy to follow. It may seem like a lot of work, but it's not really, honest! I would so love to see your version, if you give it a go so please do leave a link to your creation in the comments and I promise to come see! And don't forget to enter it into this week's Less Is More challenge too! :)
If you would like to order any of the Stampin' Up items I have used here, please don't hesitate to contact me...I am always happy to help!
I am entering this into SUO Challenges - Anything Sizzix!
Enjoy playing! :)