Hey, my friends! I hope you had an amazing weekend! Here we are, on the second day of summer and the biggest things on people’s minds in North Carolina are how hot it is (HELLO! 102 degrees on Tuesday…actually, on the way to the swim meet, at 4:00, the car temp said 103! OYE!) and the shark attacks off the coast of NC.
In the Pooler household, the biggest thing on our minds is “Where are we going on vacation this summer?” You would think we’d know by now…lol…we actually had plans to go on a cruise, but we haven’t booked anything yet and we go to the beach for a week instead.
We haven’t been on a cruise in a while…we used to go on lots of them when I was a Stampin’ Up demonstrator. We got completely spoiled! Now we have to plan and book our own vacations… lol!
Leave me a comment and let me know if you’ve been on a cruise and where your favorite location is!
If we do end up going on a cruise, I better get my booty in gear! I can still work at the beach. On a cruise? Not so much! So I have lots of videos to film and edit.
Speaking of videos, I have one for you today using the:
Floating Inlaid Die Cutting with Alcohol Inks
I kind of stumbled across this technique a bit over a month ago when I was making an Inlaid Die Cut Technique Card.
I wanted the die cut flowers to extend past the layer and appear like the were floating or suspended on the card. Since I had dimensional adhesive on the layer and it wasn’t glued right to the card base, the die cuts needed something to stick to.
If I had been using “closed” die cuts, that wouldn’t have been a problem. I could just add a layer of cardstock behind the die cuts for them to adhere to.
But I was using outline flower die cuts that were too skinny to add dimensional adhesive to, so I had to figure out how to give them something to “rest on” that wasn’t cardstock that you could SEE.
In comes Acetate!
Does this all make sense? View the video and I’ll explain. I *might* ramble a bit because it’s kind of hard to explain this…
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