November 18, 2019 10

Layering Alphabet Edgelits Dies by Stampin’ Up!

Layering Alphabet Edgelits Dies  by Stampin’ Up!


Hello everyone, I am Tanner Smedley and
today I will be showing you the Lined Alphabet Bundle. There are two parts to
this bundle the Layering Alphabet Edgelits Dies and the Lined Alphabet Stamp Set. Here’s the photopolymer stampset Lined Alphabet. It comes with 34
individual photopolymer stamps, the entire alphabet, accent marks, punctuation,
and several international special characters. The Layering Alphabet dies
come with 34 individual dies that coordinate and cut out every single
character in the stamp set. However, these are not your typical alphabet dies. They
are designed to interlock with a special Edgelit piece to create unique
cascading word projects. By cascading, I mean this layered effect. We have five
different letters cut out on different colors of cardstock layered together in
a cascading sequence. Here’s the Edgelit piece that makes all happen.
The edgelit piece works with the different characters to cut out
different layers that can be adhered together to create a bold statement. Here is the framed area where all the alphabet pieces fit in. You can see on this frame
that there is a rectangular spot and a rounded spot. This matches up to all the
individual Framelits to make sure that the pieces are always oriented correctly.
So you can see that the rectangles are going to match up and the rounded areas
are going to match up. All you need to do is simply drop the die into the Edgelit
and all the blades are lined up to cut out an entire layer and what you’ll get
is something that looks just like this. So you’re going to have the letter cut
out with the rest of the card stock layer. There are also several areas on the die
that serve as visual markers for vertical and horizontal standard card
sizes regardless of what market you are in. Here I have two of our standard card
sizes, and when you lay this Edgelit on top you’re going to see that there are
visual cues to let you know that everything is lined up just as it should
be. That’s going to work both horizontally and vertically for your
card fronts. Once you have selected the greeting that you want to create it’s
time to pull out your Big Shot. With these dies it’s highly suggested that
you use the magnetic platform and flat cutting pads. If you have one that is bowing it can be really difficult to keep the letters in
place. The dies are thin, so a straight cutting pad will make everything much
better. Now I know that this can be a hard thing to do because we all want to
get as much use out of our cutting pads as possible, and I have seen some really
interesting cutting pads over the years. So I think we all just owe it to
ourselves to get some new ones, it will make your life so much easier. So I have
my Big Shot out and we’re going to start building our sandwich. You’re going to
start with the magnetic platform on the bottom, your bottom cutting pad, a piece
of cardstock, and you’re just going to put the Edgelit die right over the
card stock using the visual markers to make sure that everything is lined up
well. And then you will drop in the first letter of your greeting. Then
the top cutting pad right on top. We’re gonna run that through the Big
Shot. And then there you have your first layer. For the stamp coordination because
this is a photopolymer stamp set you can choose to stamp after running it through
the Big Shot. You can just stamp right on top of the
cutout or you can stamp ahead of time and use it like you would any other
framelit. So I’m just going to grab the Edgelit and the Framelit and just line
up right on top. Now in this case to help me get the placement just right, I
actually laid the Edgelit down, and then I stamped through the opening of the
framelit to get H just where I wanted it. As each layer is completed you can just
take your SNAIL to adhere the different layers together to create your final
greeting. For the final card all the letters have been layered together and
mounted with dimensionals on a note card sized card. In this sample, we see the
sentiment paired with imagery and sentiments from the stamp set A Big
Thank You. The sans-serif font for the tool and the stamp were actually
selected deliberately so the stamp set will coordinate well with many different
stamp set fonts and imagery. There are a few other techniques that make this tool
and stamp even more versatile. If you don’t want to make a cascading card, you can have the set function more like a traditional alphabet framelit. All you
need to do is stamp the letter that you want and use the letter framelit by
itself and run it through the Big Shot. I’ve run this through ahead of time and
you can see that most of the letter is cut out but there’s still a little portion
where it’s still attached to the rest of the card stock. Using the stamp as a guide, you can just take your paper snips and quickly cut out the letter. And by using
the stamped image you can really just easily fussy cut and keep that same
uniform border. Then I have just a single letter that I can use on my card
front. In this sample we see this technique of using individual letters
layered over the backdrop of the Climbing Vine Textured Impressions
Embossing Folder and paired with imagery and sentiments from the stamp set Apron
of Love. The last and final technique that I wanted to share with you was
actually using the negative side of the cutout and dropping in individual cutout
letters. What I mean by that is that when you run the Edgelit through the Big Shot
you get a negative side, and you get a positive side, with the letter attached. So you can see how those kind of all function together. After cutting out
another color of cardstock, or DSP, you can simply drop it into place to have a
nice contrast of colors. In this sample, the negatives have all been cut out and
layered together to spell out: sunshine. The dropped in letters are cut out of
the coordinating color family Designer Series Paper to make this nice rainbow
cascade card front. Each letter has also been stamped with white embossing powder for another added bit of texture. The additional images and sentiments are
from the stamp set Jar of Love. I love just how versatile this bundle is, it
really allows you to create custom greetings for any occasion and the
possibilities are endless. Be sure contact your
local demonstrator or visit stampinup.com for more information.

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