Happy August, my fellow crafters!
It's only a couple of months until Halloween, so definitely time to start planning out those cards and today I've got some brand new goodies from my Summer 2016 release to share. These products are speeding their way to the Elizabeth Craft Designs warehouse in Colorado and are expected to arrive by mid-August, where they will then ship out immediately to independent craft stores worldwide.
This week I will share video tutorials for the four new interactive dies. Today we're focusing on #1202 Iron Fence Pop-up. Here is the video tutorial for this die set:
This die set comes with five dies - the fence, slider arm, sleeve and two birds. The nice thing about the fence is that it works great as a flat fence, too. You do not have to always make it into a pop-up. This is particularly nice for being able to extend the fence across the interior of a card, using a flat fence next to an arching one as I show in the video.
The video card also uses the new Halloween Scene die set, the Bats Stage it Stencil and the Halloween Clear Stamps.
Although the Iron Fence was designed to be included in the Halloween collection, it can be styled for any theme. Here's the card I showed in the video using a Winter theme.
In addition to the Iron Fence, this card also uses the Holiday Charms, Labels & Circles, Outdoor Edges and Holiday Clear Stamps.
For the front of my wintry version of the fence I added glitter to the tops of the posts and wove ribbon through the fence. Such an easy way to make it look festive for other seasons.
Thanks to Shelly Hickox, who suggested that I figure out how to use the birds from the Iron Fence die as cardinals. I teach in the video how to stop the cutting pad short on the head of the bird to reshape it into a cardinal.
Make sure you follow my Karen Burniston, Designer Facebook Page to see links to all the other great Fence cards that are being posted by the team. I've also started a Halloween Collection Pinterest Board and an Occasions Pinterest Board.
Stay tuned this week for more video tutorials introducing the other new products in these two collections.
Products used in the video: