Monday, July 20, 2015

Bird Crazy stamps and dies and Ranger's Collage Glue Stick tip

So, I got my coordinating dies today (Yay!  Thank you Ms. Alleystamp!) and was trying to figure out how I was going to keep all the dies straight without a lot of guesswork each time I used them.  I came up with this solution.  I used a colored Sharpie (red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple - just enough for the 6 crazy birds!) and scribbled a color around the edge (front and back of all the dies.  On the stamp I also scribbled some color to match the dies.  Now all I have to do is look for all the red scribbles to make the owl-ish looking bird, and so forth.

I also thought it would be fun to cut the overall bird out and use it as a stencil or mask, depending on my idea.  Since I coordinate my envelopes with the cards I make stamping just the silhouette could be fun and give the recipient a clue as to what's inside waiting for him/her.

Yesterday I posted a 'find' regarding the Ranger Collage Glue Stick.  You might not have seen it so I'll repeat it here.  I discovered that if you carefully smear it all over a card front (and don't have any lumps) when you apply the vellum overlay and use a roller to smooth it down, you won't see the adhesive!!!  On the back I went around only the edges with the glue stick and it was not easy to detect.  Yay!!!  I think I'll be using vellum a lot more, now.

1 comment:

  1. oh that's something I will definitely have to try (Ranger Stick Glue). I don't think I have found anything that doesn't show. Have fun with those Crazy Birds!