Thursday, April 17, 2014

CFS Feature - Linked Die for a Postage Stamp

Did you know the CAS-ual Fridays Linked die also makes a pretty cool postage stamp? It takes a little bit of planning, but I think it's worth it.


Linked Fri-Dies

Admittedly, I didn't take many in-process photos because I wasn't confident it was going to work out : ) But that's OK, I can explain if you're interested ...

I cut a white panel 3/8" shorter than my card base. Starting with the two long sides, center the die (important!) and line up the top edge of the die's squares with the edge of the panel. Then do the same for the shorter sides. You'll have 4 links now. Cut along the portion of the link that extends beyond the center line.


For the stamp panel itself, I cut a rectangle out of copy paper and used it as a mask so I could sponge a solid area. The stamp edges are then glued in around the stamp.


If you centered the die on the short and long sides, it will magically fit together in the corners like this. On the slightly bumpy right side you can see where the rest of the square links extended to the left. Here you can also see how the stamp is one layer, just like it would be in real life. 
 

This card is hanging out over at the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps blog today. If I don't get to catch you before the weekend, I hope you and your family have a wonderful Easter!

Thanks for looking!
-Kelly

12 comments:

  1. This is amazing Kelly !! U have to have that vision to see what u can do with one single die :) and u are master in that !! Brilliant work

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  2. This is so clever Kelly, it blows my away!

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  3. How do you come up with this stuff? This is so cool! I love the inking on this too!

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  4. You are just so clever, Kelly.

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  5. Very very cool, Kelly ... it could only be you! Anita :)

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  6. What a great technique! Love it!

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  7. Well you did it again Kelly...knocked my socks off!! Fantastic card ;)

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  8. This is so creative--AMAZING!!

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  9. How cool is this? Very! Those new Fri-dies are so versatile, but you always take it to the next level! ;)

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  10. Totally more bang for your buck - love that! You always see potential in supplies that others don't see, such a rare gift. Awesome!

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  11. Ok, I seriously love what you did with those border dies! So clever, and the sponging to highlight the sentiment is beautiful!

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I absolutely love reading comments. Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to leave one! - Kelly