Thursday, November 14, 2013

Inlaid Die Cuts - Holiday Cards Day 2

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

Holiday Card Class - Pop Up card

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

Make It Monday - Borders

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".