Friday, April 27, 2012
Thursday, April 26, 2012
This is a shaped card I made using a die cut. It's smaller than the normal card but is an interesting change I think. The colors match much better than these images show but one is a scan and the other a photo and I wasn't able to get the color right.
I actually made three die cuts, the front, the back and the patterned paper, and then adhered them together. The flowers are punches with nail head centers. The butterfly is a embossed die cut, two layered together.
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
I think there should always be something on the inside of the card that isn't visible from the outside so I added another flower and a text banner. The banner seemed to fit better on the left so there's lots of space for a hand-written message on the right.
In retrospect the patterned paper maybe wasn't the best choice for the other elements (or vice versa?) but I think it's acceptable.
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Monday, April 23, 2012
This is probably the way we most use our dies - cut out a shape and incorporate it into a design. But I did a few other things. 1) I cut the flowers from patterned paper; 2) I kept the negative space from cutting the flowers (and will show you a card tomorrow which uses that piece of paper); 3) I stamped the flowers before cutting them. The leaves were stamped and then cut with a punch.
The flower centers are black pearls and I added a strip of black and lime green ribbon. I used the green ribbon to made a "half bow" using two strips of ribbon. Then I matted the lime green cardstock onto black before adhering it to the card. And now you've seen green flowers.
Friday, April 20, 2012
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Monday, April 16, 2012
Friday, April 13, 2012
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
This is a highly rated hotel. Never mind that my husband's nephew is in charge of the food and beverage department.