Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Sentiment tutorial

Good morning! I hope you are having a wonderful day wherever you are in this great big ol world we are in! We had gorgeous weather this weekend and we managed to get a lot accomplished in the yard so that always makes me feel good.

Today I have a short tutorial for you on how to dress up your sentiments. It is super easy but I think adds a nice touch. You can use any punch or spellbinders die etc for this technique. Okay, here we go!

First off I punch out the paper I will use for the sentiment itself, normally I stamp first but for demonstration purposes (and laziness) I skipped that part.

At this point you can also ink the edges, add glitter to them or anything else to jazz them up if you want.

Next I punch out the cardstock I want to use for the matting.

Then I cut these in half, smack dab down the middle as best I can manage.

Then I add adhesive to the back of my blank sentiments, I normally use clear liquid adhesive so I can move the back parts around a bit.

And attach the matting to the back of the sentiments with them pulled apart in the center a little bit. I did have to trim the points off of the center of the black matting because it looked odd on the front. I always turn them over to make sure the matting is even all around the edges, this is where the liquid adhesive is handy.

And voila! Instant matting for your sentiments!


Lynn (aka Lynnpenguin) said...

Oh my this is brilliant Amanda...thanks for sharing.

ursula Uphof said...

Super idea, thanks for sharing. Ursula xxx

Lucy said...

Very clever idea! I'll get a lot more use out of mine now :D

Patty Sue 2 said...

I have been out of blog land and e-mail. My computer is in the shop being repaired, re-tuned. Love this idea and will try it out. I am on a borrowed computer for a few minutes and just wanted to check in with you!