Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Fun start to 2013 part 2

Morning everyone!

It's pretty hectic right now as I am in my last few weeks of work and I am busy planning the move to NYC, which is exciting and terrifying all at once!

This is the second part of the playdate post. This one is non-birthday oriented.

The main photo today is another modified Pinterest idea. I love it and think it will be useful as either a Valentine's card or as an Anniversary card. The hearts were not cut with my numerous heart punches, but with the new die I got with the Big Shot. I really like the whole layering idea, might have to try it with different shapes and see how it works.

JT brought some really cute square mini stamps with her. She said she found them a bit trixsy to work with. I have a mini square scallop punch that I thought might work well with these stamps. Here are the results -

Mini stamps 1

Mini Stamps 2

Mini Stamps 3
Card 1 is the first card  I made using the stamps and I loved the gingerbread ink on the white paper. Card 2 is one of my faves from the playdate, love the colours and the simplicity of it all. Card 3 uses JT's mini 'Thank You' and utilises my own square mini stamps - not sure what you'd use these for. I decided the stamped images looked like they were floating, so I used blue glitter strips to anchor them.

The card above was a 'challenge' that JT set us. Basically I had the sticker flowers for ages and was a bit terrified about using them, as they are quite fussy. I think the embellishment with the Papermania background, die cut shape, contrasting ribbon and white stamped sentiment works and now I'm like 'What was all the fuss about?'

I have recently been playing with a new technique (well new to me) where you die cut a shape and then emboss it. I did this on the card below using a dress form die by Spellbinders. The spotty paper is by Pink Petticoat and it really makes the dress pop. The daisy chain punch was one of the Christmas gifts that JT got from her family - cute right?

Final card in this epic post uses my new Big Shot flower dies, the possibilities are endless. I like this blue and green combo with pale blue Candi's to bring out the colour in the patterned flower. No sentiment here, as I can't decide what would be the best use of the card...maybe I'll just leave it blank.

See you tomorrow for WOYWW! What's on Your Workstation Wednesday.


1 comment:

  1. I still really love your use of that daisy chain as a dress embellishment. Super clever. Your use of those tiny square stamps is great. What the heck is that little spotted stamp for though? What purpose was that conceived to serve? I mean, I like your usage but we all know we have different ideas than craft manufacturers most of the time!


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