Lesson #2 was about different ways of using die cuts. I chose to do an inlaid die card. I started out with the idea of birch trees against a starry sky. It turned out to be a lot more intricate for something that simple. Tiny spaces between branches and the tree trunks! I first tried using glitter with a glue pen for the stars, but they didn't show up at all! So I ended up placing rhinestones individually instead. This will be a one-and-only for someone special! The birch trees come from Impression Obsession. The cardstock, which looks a lot darker here, is PTI Enchanted Evening.
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
I saw a different way to make a pop up card in the Holiday Card class! I colored the Gingerbread house first, then heat-embossed it with clear embossing powder. It turned out great. Images and sentiments are all from MFT.
Here's the front of the card:
Tuesday, November 5, 2013
I'm getting braver about tackling Make It Mondays on PTI. Usually my excuse is that I don't have the right stamp or die, etc. yet. But I actually do have a border stamp (Boutique Borders: Baby) and the challenge was to make a focal point with one. I love coloring and shading with Copics and used some for the image from PTI Friendship Jar - Fall Fillers. I feel very blessed after spending a weekend up in Minnesota with my sister, celebrating the release of her novel, "The Cartographer of No Man's Land".