Here is the simple step-by-step instruction:
Align the Hinged Thanks die onto an A2 panel
and send it through your die-cutting machine.
Mask using repositionable tape or Post It tape.
I also added a strip to the underside of the Hinged Thanks.
Next comes the coloring:
First, I softly swiped a mini ink block from each
side of the letters, then
I made a puddle of ink on an acrylic block, and splattered away!
I also added just a few flicks with my brush for added interest.
Now it's just a matter of adding a few branches -
one from Thistle was perfect for a perch.
Notice I did fold back the letter prior to stamping.
Next, I simply added a scrap of paper as a mask, and used
a different portion of the same stamp for other branches.
Now, onto the card ... using a tool that came with
my long-gone Cricut,I lifted my hinged letters
just enough to make an impact -
or as Anita pointed out: to peel the bark!
I used another of those darling Lil' Inkers Hootie Patootie Owls, trimmed the panel down by 1/8 inch on two sides...
... and mounted it onto a kraft card base.
Here's a little close-up of my finished card:
Of course, I couldn't stop there!!
Here is another card using this technique,
with the newest release from E.H. by Julie: S'Whale
My card hinges on a card Julie made here.
@jaebersole you are totally krillin' it!! LOve your new sets!
I do hope I haven't worn out my welcome ... and that my steps are clear, and concise enough - I'm always open to answer questions if you have any ... and thanks to those of you who asked - xx