Monday, June 27, 2022

DT CraftWell: Using Recycled Negative Die Cuts in Finnabair Style


This is my next post for Craftwell. 
Today, I wanted to show you two different projects I made using the Tattered Lace Magazine free alphabet dies from 2015.

First, let me show you what I made with the positive alpha die cuts.
For this project, I used the positive alpha die cuts made from thicker kraft cardstock as embossing patter for the class project title:

 I attached the letters to painters tape and made a sandwich using foil, the painters tape and a foam sheet. I run the whole sandwich through the SNAP and used the embossed words as title, hand embossing the numbers.

This went really nicely with the students' class project on the right side bellow:

 Last year I participated in Art Venture 2021's class by Finnabair: Midnight Stories – Altered Book Cover.
Inspired by that class, I decided to make my second project recycling the negative cuts from the alphabet strip I had cut for the school Gala class project for my daughter's class as part of the background design, and I to recycle an iPad packaging as canvas instead of the original journal covers.

Here is Finnabair's class example:

In short and without going into details, I followed Finnabair's instructions and finished my two wall hangings:

Craftwell Tools
SNAP die cut machine

Other Companies:

Prima Art Venture by Gather Class Kit
Dies:  2015 Alphabet Magazine free gift, Tattered Lace
Used Tissue Paper
Mini iPad case
Cloth Tags

Here are some closeups of the lovely final collages:

 I hope you enjoy it these fun projects and please follow Craftwell too.

Happy summer,

Vicky Tovar

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Thursday, June 2, 2022

DT Winter Wonderland: Merriest Christmas


 Dear Scrappers,

This is my June post for Winter Wonderland Challenge Blog:

This month's sponsor is:

I chose the Winter Chickadee for my card following this month challenge "Flying High at Christmas"

I colored the printed digital image with distressing inks using a watercolor brush for a soft look. Then I die cut a circular tag using the CTMH die, and distressed the edges using a gold ink. After it dried, I added some enamel dots to showcase the red fruits and snow flakes. For the rest of the fruit, I used red glitter paste after coloring them with red ink.

I attached the tag to a big red bow using gold twisty tie.

And cut the three different printed papers to assemble the card inspired in the sketch and attached my tag using foam tape and 3D dots for the bow.

Finally, I cut the sentiment I wanted from the Christmas washi tape and added it to the right bottom part of the card.

I really like the red and green color combination and the 3D feel of this card.

Materials and tools:

DCWV foiled Christmas paper pack
CTMH card
CTMH tag die
Amalgam ink, Gina K
HeroArts inks
TH Distress Inks
Celestial Cooper Tsukineko ink
Watercolor brush, TE
Red Glitter paste, TE
Christmas sentiment washi tape, TE or SCT Crop and Create delivered 
Gun Drops, YNS
Enamel Dots, TE
red ribbon, unknown
3D dots
Foam tape

For more details about the challenge, please visit:

Closing date for entries is 5pm the day before the next challenge.

Winners and Top 3 will be announced on the Sunday morning at 11am following the end of the challenge.