Saturday, 3 August 2013

Muse 28


Guess who got some new dies from Papertrey the other day? I was so excited when I saw the Rainbow Stripe and Rainbow Circles dies - very graphic and clean and the sample cards were amazing. I used the Rainbow Stripe die to cut my strips. They're a little 'hairy' (lots of little bits of cardstock along the edges), even when cut with a metal shim, which was disappointing, but I've been having this problem with some of my dies when I use my Cuttlebug for a while. Anyone know how to solve it? (I already thought of the Silhouette solution; I should probably stop buying dies, right?)

I also ordered the birthday dies - I stacked this one up and then coloured it with copics and coated it with Stickles.

This is my card for this week's Muse challenge. Here's Lynn's card:


I focused on the navy and white with the little pops of colour. 

Don't forget to link up your interpretation of this week's Muse before Monday at 8:00 am EDT. And don't forget to come back and vote for your favourite 3! (Monday 8:00 am - Tuesday 8:00 am EDT).


22 comments:

Kim Heggins said...

Now this is about as clever as they come...just too cute!

Anonymous said...

The hairy outcome with dies is also happening on my Big Shot. I've tried to solve it with differing weights of cardstock. No cigar! It's not just the new PTI dies though......I fought hairy nesting circles and squares all week. I tried more shims, to make the sandwiches tighter. Still no cigar! I'll be back, if I find a solution.

Meantime, love your clever card, as always.
Bahb

Malika said...

Love your card


malika

Lynn said...

I love how you placed the bold stripes with the pop of color and glitter. Fabulous as always Ardyth. I am no help on the big shot. I have it and a Cricut but don't use the Cricut at all.

Mary Ann said...

Love your card!Simple and Very Pretty!Great color!

Happy Dance said...

Fabulous card, Ardyth. Love the glittery letters, and the white with the pops of color. Hairy...nope, I just use a fine emery board once they're cut on the edges that I can. Sorry I'm no real help either. Have a great weekend. Bev

Kristie Goulet said...

Love your card!
I get the same thing cutting the dies with my Big Shot, Hmmm? I usually use my sanding block along the edges but it is frustrating.

Geri said...

AWESOME card! Love how the glitzy letters pop against the stripes! REALLY love how you tucked the little "Wishes" in just the perfect spot!

I have been sitting on my hands for the past few days because I'm sure those same dies were calling my name and had I moved my hand, the send button would have been hit!

Only thing that I can suggest is to flip your dies to the cutting side up. Sometimes it helped, other times not!

stempelomi said...

I love your take on the musecard!

Hugs,Beate

Barb Ghig said...

Love your take on Lynn's card...so much glittery goodness!

I've had the same problem with PTI dies, so I use my TH scissors to remove as much off the edges of the die before I use them and it seems to help. Good luck!

landerson213 said...

I love love love this card. Everything about it is awesome. :)

Lauren
http://landersoncraftydesigns.wordpress.com/

fun stamping said...

Love your card - I have the same problem with my big shot - I usually just use my fingernails to get the stuff off.....

Karen M said...

I love the design of your card and the sparkle is so pretty too - hugs xx

Virginia L. said...

This is so awesome, Ardyth! Love how you played with your new PTI dies! You sure make the design your own with your amazing creativity!

Geri said...

Came to tell you how much I love your BIG candy cane...or the parts of its stripes anyway;)...but then I saw this card and had to tell you how much I loved it, too!!! What a clever and beautiful design!!!

Deni(se) said...

Very fun. Love the pop of color the DAY brings.

Deepti said...

love how the colors transition from white to neon :) beautiful as ever

Tanis Scott said...

Hmmm, I've been having trouble with the Cuttlebug lately, too. I think it's just getting worn out! I was wondering if throwing out my battered, cut-up, old A plate and starting a new set would remedy the problem, but haven't tried it yet. Hvae to figure out where I stashed the unused plates.

Tanis Scott said...

P.S. Cool card, especially the rainbow "day"!

donna mikasa said...

I love the emphasis on the word "day" in rainbow colors! Very cool!

And I agree with Tanis above that sometimes it's your cutting plate that needs to be changed (C?) if you start getting ragged edges.

Kelly Griglione said...

oooh, LOVE your DAY in different colors ... fun, fun, fun, and UNIQUE! What a great match to the inspiration, yet such a very different feel to the card.

The silhouette isn't the answer, I still love my big shot/dies for the slight dimension they give with the rounded edges, and how easy it is to pop a die in and know what you're going to get. Probably if I had space for my laptop in the craft room I would use the silhouette more. I've been feeling very guilty for not using it. I think last Christmas did it for me when I made my cards with the Silhouette. I was so frustrated because it would cut where is wasn't supposed to (like the word "MERRY" would have the "Y" up 1/8", or sometimes the "RY" would move up). Did I say it was SO FRUSTRATING?!?

Joyce said...

This is super. I love the graphic look. I also have lots of hairy edges on my die cuts. I always thought it was because of the paper, not the die. Anyway, I always run my fingers over the edges a few times to remove them, and I also use a toothbrush to remove them (not the same one I use for my teeth.)