Color Swapping with a Die

I purchased the Quadrangle Frames die set from Simon Says Stamp a couple months ago, and the squares ended up being smaller than what I thought they would be. I really like the dies, but I’d been struggling with ideas on how to use them.

I came across the Close to my Heart Something Splendid stamp set which featured a large flower, and I had an idea to create a color swap set of cards using one of the frame dies.

Color Swap with Quadrangle Frames Die

It took a couple tries to problem solve how to make it work, but I think it turned out beautiful. A few things I learned from this design:

– Mama Elephant inks will bleed with the Wink of Stella pen which is the reason I didn’t use it on these finished cards.
– Die cut the stitched rectangle border die BEFORE adhering the frame layers if you plan to use multiple layers. I used the rectangle die after assembling the entire front panel on a different card, and it smooshed down all my framing layers.
– To make sure both cards are cut from the same exact location since you’re swapping the images, I found layering the papers on top of each other and running them through your die-cutting machine at the same time works best.
– In order to line up the stamps exactly, the MISTI is a must! If everything isn’t stamped in exactly the same place for both cards it could mess up the entire design.

Close to my Heart Something Splendid stamp set
Simon Says Stamp Quadrangle Frames die
Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles die
Heidi Swapp Thank You stamp (unknown stamp set name)
Mama Elephant misc. inks
Stampin Up More Mustard ink
Pretty Pink Posh sequins

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