The road goes on forever and the party never ends.
~ lyrics by Robert Earl Keen
One of the many things I like about my job is that i get to cruise all over Central Texas. I wonder if fellow Texan Robert Earl Keen wasn't on a road like this one when he wrote "The road goes on forever." The only thing on my GPS is the solitary road I'm on. The view over the steering wheel and in the rear view mirror are exactly the same and the only choices on the radio are classic Country and pop Country. That's when I give into guilty pleasure of Twizzler's candy and crank up the volume for a good she-done-me-wrong song. You have to do justice to a landscape like this.
Thankfully, the party isn't ending . . . it's just getting started!
Today I get to help preview the new You Move Me Die-namics and stamp Set.
Today, this is just a tease. But, after the big release party on July 5 you'll be able to get all of this month's new releases from My Favorite Thing. Meanwhile, the party's on!
- Everyday between now and July 5 the Design Team and I will be showing off all the new stamps and Die-namics die cuts. Oh, Kim really outdid herself this month, too. They're freakin' amazing.
- The MFT release is on July 5 at 10 PM EST. You can attend the release party from 8-10 PM EST here in the Splitcoast Stampers forum for fun, games, and prizes! All the new sets and dies will be available July 5 at 10 PM EST.
- The guest designer contest is ON! Check out the forum for details on how YOU can win over $100 in stamp sets and play along with the Deign Team for a month.
- If you'd like to see all the teasers for today, please click on over to Kim's blog NOW! Be sure to leave comments as you go for a chance to win one of two $10 vouchers being given away daily, just for leaving a comment. Check Kim's blog every day for the winners.
I stamped the scooter and car in a slow drying ink (Ranger's Distress Inks and Stampin' Up! Craft Ink) and embossed them with Ranger Polysparkle Embossing Powder. I'll show you my trick for lining up the stamped images with the Die-namics dies when you working with a small images like these.
I call this my messy desk, fuzzy photo tutorial. We're going to make a placement guide for your die cut.
1. Tape your die cut to your card stock before you run it through your die cutting machine.
2. After you run it through your die cut machine, keep the tape on the die cut and cardstock, but poke out the cut image. Did you know you can use a straight pin to help push the cut image out of the die cut if it gets stuck? You probably did. I just figured it out (I know, I'm kind of slow.)
3. Now, just lift the die back up and line the cut edges over your stamped image. Secure your cutting guide to the bottom card stock with tape. Flop the die back down, press the tape down to secure the bottom piece, and run it through the machine to cut it out.
Works every time. If you look real close, you'll see I cut the image out a second time with a darker piece of paper to give a shadow affect. October Afternoon's Campfire paper gave me a great backdrop. These rest are all My Favorite Things lovelies:
- Stamps – MFT You Move Me
- Color Mediums – Memento ink
- Embellishments – Maraschino Red Twine, some green rick rack and a button from my stash
- Tools – MFT Sunshine and First Place Award Die-namics
Don't forget to hop, fly, cruise . . . whatever travel mode you prefer . . . to get to Kim's blog and check out all the other amazing projects for today's sneak peak. We have reached our cruising altitude now, so we're switching off the seat belt signs and you are free to move about!