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Sat 16

Acetate Hutton Border
by Laura Fulcher


Greetings friends.  Today I wanted to share a card that uses acetate along with the new Hutton Border die.  The Hutton Border pairs well with the Hutton Gate dies or the Hutton Circle Collage.  Here is a side view of the card that makes it a bit easier to see the border and the acetate behind it:


To make the card, I cut a piece of white paper to make a card with the hinge at the top.  Next, I opened up the card and taped the border die at the bottom of paper using some repositionable tape.  Here is a hint when cutting out border dies- It usually works best to have your long die go through the die cut machine in a "landscape" position so that the roller of your die cut machine travels down the length of the die.  You end up with much better cuts.  However, I couldn't run my die through the machine this way because it was attached to an entire card.  If you have to run a long die through the machine so that the roller doesn't get to travel down the length, be sure to use a metal plate to get a better cut and make your die cut "sandwhich" in such a way that the die faces upwards to cut through the paper.  Here is how I ran the die through the machine:


This is what the die looked like before going through the machine.  All I had to do was add the top plastic plate on top of the "die sandwich."  It is hard to see the position of the die under the paper, so that is why I held it into place with some tape.  I don't know why you get a better cut with the die face up rather than face down, but you do.

Once I cut out the border, I added a strip of acetate behind the border to help support the design and because it added an interesting element to the card.

For the front of the card, I sponged some Salty Ocean Distress Oxide in the middle and gradually sponged away from the center till I had a soft blue background. 

Next, I added the new Hutton Wreath die and the new Large Swallow die.

To color the swallow, I cut it out of 140lb watercolor paper and colored it with an assortment of Zig Clean Color Brush Markers (Flesh, Dark Oatmeal, Dark Brown, Shadow Mauve, and Blue Grey) and softened everything with a waterbrush.  Here is a closeup:


Thanks for stopping by today!







The card u created today is beyond beautiful! The wreath & border dies only enhance the stunning swallow. This Beauty is ethereal!

Beautiful Laura!

I love your watercolored bird which really pops against the soft background and the Hutton wreath and border make this such an elegant card, well done and thanks for all the tips!

What a beautiful card, Laura! Love it!

Wow that is just gorgeous, love the border matching the wreath and your coloring of the bird is just amazing!

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