This fortnights challenge at The Male Room is to make a masculine project containing something 'off the edge'. I have a set of matching stamps and dies from Stephanie Barnard called Lightbulb 2 Stamp that I have been itching to use, so this was the ideal opportunity.
I lightly marked the centre fold on black card large enough to make an A6 card when folded in half. I then stamped and gold embossed the lightbulb so it was half over the fold line.
I placed the die over the lightbulb and secured it with a little masking tape, then when I put it through my cutting machine I lined up the end of the top plate with the centre fold line of my card. By doing this it will only cut the top half of the bulb because that's the only place the pressure is sufficient to cut.
The sentiment comes in the same set, this I cut out of the card front, then lined the front panel with more neon card. To get the letter centres stuck in the right place I put the sentiment back in the hole while I stuck the loose bits down and took it out after they were set. The inside back of the card is lined with white card so it can be written in more easily.
The Male Room challenge runs for two weeks so after you've had a look at the DT inspiration please come and join us with your project.
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