My First Time for Best Route Suite
Once I saw my upline’s, Brian King, sketch for Case This Sketch #316, I knew I was playing along. I needed a card to go into a goodie box for my nephew in college. The Best Route Suite is perfect for a masculine card. I the DSP and the Maps Etc. TIEF for the card.
Here’s the challenge sketch:
Here’s my card:
In order to be able to cut matching diagonal angles, I first embossed the Whisper White cardstock with the TIEF. I then cut measured and cut my DSP diagonal, which gave me a guide to cut the embossed mat/background.
In order to keep this card clean and simple, I trimmed both the DSP and the embossed cardstock so I could have a small separation between both pieces. I really like the bold Blueberry Bushel peeking through the diagonal cuts.
The Rectangle Stitched framelits, one of my new favorites, provided the perfect sized cuts for the sentiment. Previously, I have had some trouble getting clean cuts with these framelits, but I think I’ve figured out what I need to do. When cropping, I ran the sandwich through the Big Shot going both ways. Then, without removing the framelit from the cardstock, I rotated it 90 degrees and ran it back and forth again. The result: clean cuts and happy me.
I did pop the sentiment layers up on dimensionals giving the card some dimension in this clean and simple card.
I also used another DSP pattern to emphasize the envelope flap. I’ve been doing that for the vast majority of cards lately and I often stamp on the front as well.
Thanks so much for stopping by. I’d love to know what you think ,so please feel free to leave a comment.
Have a Peachy day!