Teri here today, and I've got another quick cardmaking tutorial for you.
I'm going to show you how to use Technique Tuesday's Cars on the Road Border paper crafting dies.
This set of dies was designed with cardmakers like you and me in mind! They are easy to use and are sized to work perfectly on a standard A2 card.
Let's get started.
Start by cutting apart the dies. A nipping tool is perfect for doing this. (Not familiar with a nipping tool? Check out this video!)
Place the lined portion of the road on a piece of cardstock with the cutting side down. Then line up the wavy die with it. Use sticky note tape (or Washi tape) to hold the dies in place.
Run the dies through your die-cutting machine. You'll end up with something like this.
You can use the road as it is on a card or you can use it to create a border along the edge of a card.
To create the border, adhere your road to a card. Open the card up and place the wavy die below the die-cut road. Again, use sticky note tape (or Washi tape) to hold the die in place.
Run it through your die-cutting machine, and you'll end up with something that looks like this.
Want a little more border below the road? I've found the farther you place the wavy die from the road before you cut, the more space there will be between the road and the edge of the card.
You can use the road as it is or add a few cars created with the dies to it.
Now I've showed you how to use the dies to create a border along the edge of a card. But these dies are also fabulous for creating lots of fun elements to just to decorate your cards and scrapbook pages with.
You can create a whole "highway" by making several roads and putting them across a card like Jill Dewey Hawkins did here.
Give your card some extra pop by creating several cars with different colors of cardstock to place on the roads.
Another fun idea? Don't even use the road on your next card. Simply use the car.
Jill made this fun Christmas scene by creating a car from cardstock and then adding some presents (stamped and die-cut with the Christmas Birds stamps and dies). By stitching a line of thread below the car, it still looks like her car is rolling down the road on Christmas day.
And here's one more idea for these dies! Think even more out of the box. Use the wavy portion of the road dies to make hills and mountains to build a fun scene.
This mountains here were created with the wavy die. I even made their snow caps with the die. I simply cut a wave from white cardstock and used my scissors to cut off parts of it and add snow to the mountain. To make the snow look extra special, I applied Glossy Accents and a lot of glitter to them.
We'd love to see your ideas for the Cars on the Border dies! Share your projects with us through Facebook and Instagram. Be sure to tag us and use the #TechniqueTuesday hashtag!