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harvestmoon 01-29-2013 09:51 AM

Holtz Bell Jar die idea and question
 
I bought the Tim Holtz Bell Jar Sizzix die without thinking this through. I would like to use vellum or acetate for the 'glass' part of the image, but now I don't know how to stick it to the card front. My idea is to punch a heart from red patterned paper and have it inside the bell jar. I have some 'vellum tape' but it slightly shows thru vellum, so I know it won't work with acetate. Any ideas for me?

Angelnorth 01-29-2013 10:27 AM

Are you planning to use it with the stand it goes on? If so, can you just tuck the edge of the acetate or vellum under the top edge of that solid bit and stick it there so it doesn't show? It would leave the top of the jar unstuck but that would probably be OK.

If you're just using the jar bit on its own, maybe tie a bow round the neck and hide your adhesive behind the opaque bit provided by the bow?

HTH!

Janice13 01-29-2013 05:21 PM

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Originally Posted by harvestmoon (Post 19971930)
I bought the Tim Holtz Bell Jar Sizzix die without thinking this through. I would like to use vellum or acetate for the 'glass' part of the image, but now I don't know how to stick it to the card front. My idea is to punch a heart from red patterned paper and have it inside the bell jar. I have some 'vellum tape' but it slightly shows thru vellum, so I know it won't work with acetate. Any ideas for me?

I did not know he had this die. Is it new?

harvestmoon 01-29-2013 06:01 PM

Yes, it's pretty new. Older than the 2013 CHA releases.
To Angelnoth: That would hold the bottom of the 'glass' onto the stand, but I think the top would flop open! Thanks anyway!

lori92760 01-29-2013 07:58 PM

i hadnt seen this die, now i am curious how you will do this---before i buy.

cobby 01-30-2013 07:31 PM

I'm thinking you make a "window" layer, but it would take some time and require hand cutting. Since the bell die itself is only one size you have to make a smaller template yourself. Cut out one bell shape from heavy card stock or grunge board. Trace around it onto your card front if you are very brave, or onto another piece of heavy card stock.

Set the "template" aside. Carefully draw inside the line you just traced to create a smaller bell shaped image. Cut this out with an X-acto knife or scissors. If it is on your card front you now have a window that you can mount the vellum or acetate die cut behind; and add an additional inside layer to the card to cover up the edges.

If you simply cut out a smaller shaped bell image then use that to trace onto your card front and cut the window out that way. Hope this makes sense! Like I said, it's a little time consuming and involves some hand cutting. Not exactly a fast way to get the look you are after. Good luck! Be sure and let us know what you end up doing. I'd love to see a finished card!

Angelnorth 01-30-2013 11:33 PM

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Originally Posted by cobby (Post 19975414)
I'm thinking you make a "window" layer

This is a great idea and there's probably a simpler way than the one Cobby describes. The acetate doesn't actually need to be the shape of the bell jar for this so you can do away with the need to hand cut templates etc - just cut the jar from carstock and then put a piece of acetate behind the aperture you just created. The acetate can be rectangular like the cardstock piece and you can use adhesive anywhere on the cardstock without it showing.

cobby 01-31-2013 10:37 AM

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Originally Posted by Angelnorth (Post 19975580)
This is a great idea and there's probably a simpler way than the one Cobby describes. The acetate doesn't actually need to be the shape of the bell jar for this so you can do away with the need to hand cut templates etc - just cut the jar from carstock and then put a piece of acetate behind the aperture you just created. The acetate can be rectangular like the cardstock piece and you can use adhesive anywhere on the cardstock without it showing.


Angelnorth....you are a genius! Why didn't I think of that. SOOOOO much easier than what I described. ( slapping myself upside the head now...). :-)

harvestmoon 01-31-2013 02:02 PM

Angelnorth~~ That is the best and simplest way I can imagine! I just knew there were more crafty people out there than I am. Thanks so much!

jor 01-31-2013 02:29 PM

And this discussion is why I love SCS! Love getting the help/ideas/solutions!

harvestmoon 02-15-2013 09:21 AM

Well, I did it! I just cut the jar part from acetate and used Zip-Dry glue only on the knob area then tucked the bottom of the jar into the pedestal part. Zip-dry dries clear and really didn't show up because I used a background stamp of words behind the bell jar. I don't know how to download photos into my computer or I would post my final card. Zip-Dry is amazing on lots of things.


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