Friday, May 18, 2018

Create Your Own Rip Strip with Border Die

I created this for a co-worker who is leaving our work because she is moving back to her hometown. She will be driving home. I did not want to give her anything bulky to take with her. I thought about a gift card, either a gas card or a Target card, so she can buy something she needs for her new home. I think the gas card will be more useful but choosing the right gas card is another challenge. I did not want to purchase a gas card that she won't be able to use on her travel. So, with the help of my two other co-workers, we pitched in some money for her.

I created this cash envelope to hold the money to give her. The paper is from October Afternoon Travel Girl. I scored and folded it to create a tall, top-folding envelope. I die cut a grey cardstock panel using Mama Elephant Peek A Frame Creative Cuts. I stamped the sentiment using Lawn Fawn Milo's ABC stamp set. I die cut a gas pump using Cricut Explore and the Cricut Design Space. I cut all the layers initially at 1" but I found it too small so I upsized the image to 1.6". I am so amazed on how the Cricut Explore was able to cut this image as small as an inch. I took a photo of the size comparison of the two different sized gas pump.

I inked the top layer with Versamark ink, applied clear embossing powder and heat set it. I adhered the bottom two layers and stamped a smiley face on the negative space which is from Lawn Fawn Love Letters stamp set. I applied Ranger Glossy Accent to the negative space and allowed this to dry. Once this has dried, I adhered the top layer over it. I adhered this on top of the sentiment.

To create the rip strip, I scored two lines on the flap, about an inch apart from each other. I embossed the strip with a dotted border die from Lawn Fawn Stitched Border die. There are rip strip dies on sale but I don't have one so I created one with whatever supply I have on hand. I trimmed off a bit of the rip strip from the flap. I colored the rip strip with a Copic marker to make it pop. I created a sentiment using a Jillybean Alphabet stamp set, I stamped an arrow from Lawn Fawn Into The Woods stamp set to guide the recipient on how to rip off the strip.

Thank you for visiting my blog. Have a blessed, brilliant and creative day!

Maria Giselle B.

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  1. That is definitely the cutest gas tank I’ve seen. Great idea for a going away card. Thanks for participating with CraftyHazelnut’s Patterned Paper challenge!
    ~~Heidi @ My Little Stamping Blog