I was poking around on the Papertrey Ink Forum the other day and came across a forum member in search of ideas for reviving her use of the PTI Quatrefoil die.
The thread made me realize that I’ve really neglected this die and I was immediately inspired to bring it back out for some attention.
I like to keep things especially simple with this die, since it is so intricate and busy on it’s own. For today’s project, I also wanted to get creative with the quatrefoil die and use it in a new way.
I decided to create a couple of A1 sized notecards – which was sort of necessary given my approach to using the the die…I’ll show you what I mean:
I trimmed away the edge of the die cut to create a different sort of background for my card. With the edge gone, I had to make the card size smaller than the typical 4.25″ x 5.5″ dimensions, since the die itself is exactly those dimensions.
Then, I adhered the die to the cardbase leaving space on the bottom for a strip of cardstock where I would stamp the sentiment.
With the die cut adhered, I simply trimmed off the excess.
I stamped the sentiment on neutral cardstock backed with a sliver of bold green cardstock.
For the second card, I used the same technique but cut the quatrefoil pattern apart and inserted the sentiment strip in the middle.
I am loving these simple cards! I’m going to be needing lots of thank you cards for wedding gifts and these will work just perfectly!
NOTE: Now, you may be wondering why I didn’t just adhere the full quatrefoil panel to the cardfront and then adhere the sentiment strip on top. Well, I tried that at first, and the finished product just wasn’t as polished as I wanted. I like having the sentiment strip sitting flush against the quatrefoil – almost as if they are one piece. It’s just my preference – you could totally forgo this part of the process!
Stamps: Papertrey Ink (Special Edition Thank You set, Mat Stack 1 Collection)