Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Oh So Eclectic

Hello, Crafters.

Yesterday I had a play wth the Oh So Eclectic Stamp Set and the Eclectic Layers Thinlits. 

It was quite funny how my card turned out! 

I chose this set because I wanted an intricate die I could use with the Multpurpose Adhesive Sheets (MAS). 

Part of my concern was that I thought there may be a lot of stringy glue where all the small pieces come out of the die. 

As it happened there weren't any, and the die cut was totally "string-free" and so very easy to handle. 
I highly recommend using this product as long as you don't want to use Dimensionals for your die cuts. 

The funny thing about my card was that I liked the look of all the "diamond" waste bits that came out of the die cut that I adhered them back in place on my die cut! LOL!

I'll try and have another play today and hope the waste really is waste!

I started my card wiith a base of Whisper White Cardstock (CS), then a layer of Soft Sky CS and a top layer of a design from the Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper (DSP). 

I cut a piece of Soft Sky CS that would fit on the DSP layer with an equal border all round.

Then I attached a piece of MAS to the CS that was the same measurement (attach it as I demonstrated in my video no. 305).

I ran it through my Big Shot with the lattice-type die from the Eclectic Layers Thinlits Dies.

Most of the diamond shapes just fell out, and the others were very easy to push out, all very cleanly and without any string!

The die cut also came away from the MAS backing exactly the same as the waste i.e. very cleanly, and without any string. 

The only challenge I had was trying to get the die cut straight before I put it onto the DSP!

It wasn't quite straight, and I wasn't able to lift it for a second chance like Tombow would hav given me! LOL!

Using Berry Burst Ink and Whisper White CS, I stamped two single flowers with a stem, and then I stamped the overall colour flower, stamped off once, over the stamped outline flowers. 

I repeated this with the single large open flower, stamping two of them, the outline and the overall colour stamp.

Then I used Emerald Envy Ink to stamp the cross-patterned leaves stamp, stamped off once. 

Then I took the co-ordinating all over leaf stamp, stamped off once, and stamped over the cross-patterned leaves. 

I don't think the cross-pattern adds much to the leaves and I probably won't bother using it again in future!

I used the Eclectic Layers Thinlits to die cut the flowers and the leaves, without using MAS because I wanted to use Dimensionals on them.

Using Emerald Envy Ink and Whisper White CS I stamped the sentiment which is from the Flirty Flowers Stamp Set. 

I die cut it using the smallest circle from the Stitched Shape Framelits.

Using a selection of Dimensionals and Mini Dimensionals, I arranged the flowers, leaves and sentiment on the front of my card. 

At one stage, I had to lift the large flower at the top because I'd positioned one of the Dimensionals in such a way I couldn't get the sentiment to go under the flower! 

As I lifted the flower and the Dimensional, it pulled up three of the "diamonds". 

When I'd originally adhered them back in position, I didn't press too hard because I didn't want to flatten the smaller "embossed" diamond on top!
As the gap the loose diamonds had left behind wouldn't be visible when the flower was back in place, I didn't worry about replacing the diamonds!

To finish my card, I adhered inside the card a layer each of Soft Sky and Whisper White CS.

I adhered the remaining flower with Tombow and then the three waste diamonds from the front of the card around the stem!

I think they helped to tie the inside with the front of the card together very nicely!

That's about it for today. Until tomorrow, happy crafting.



  1. This is one of my favourite bundles from the catalogue; love how you've used die-cuts and even on the inside! Lovely colouring too, Jan! I see lots of potential for this set ~ thanks, Jan!

    1. Hi, Geraldine. You and me both! It's a really fabulous set, right down to replaces all the "waste" cut outs! LOL! ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.