I've been having fun with my Papertrey Ink Text Block: Birthday die--in fact, you may get tired of it before I'm finished playing with it! I needed a bright, cheery birthday card and had some randomly watercolored scraps to use up. After die-cutting the watercolored birthday panel, I cut another plain sheet of cardstock to layer with the top panel for extra thickness. Then I thought I'd run it through my Xyron machine instead of using a glue pen to add glitter--you know, to save time. . .
Let's just say that it may well have been the fact that my permanent adhesive roll is several years old, but I ended up with a LOT of extra adhesive between all of the letters. And I had rubbed it well against the transfer sheet to try to avoid that. (Again, probably just old adhesive.) It took me well over an hour to clean out every little crevice with a tiny little embossing stylus. . . Got to love shortcuts that aren't. At least I liked it after I finished! Cardstock colors are PTI's Hibiscus Burst, Orange Zest, and Stamper's Select White. Impression plates that I used were the Book Print Impression Plate, Linen and Canvas Impression Plate, and Herringbone Impression Plate. For that white trim piece, I used the Filigree Border Die, and for the button, I used the Bitty Button Stacks die. Okay, that's about it for today! Remember, use your glue pen if you're in a hurry. . .