It's time for a change; it's time to grow. This blog is one step that will encourage me to explore, experiment, and share my journey. But the primary element in my growth is the inspiration of my talented friends.
Sunday, January 27, 2013
My friend Maggi gave me a spellbinders die called 'Cattails' in December. It is a wonderful die, but a little bit of a pain in the neck to use. The piece has some very fine/narrow stems that are tricky to cut and then release from the die. I found that using wax paper along with the paper being die cut helps... also running the die through my cuttlebug multiple times makes it easier to get a clean cut and a good release.
So, as long as I was getting good results I decided to cut several of the die... and rather than put the pieces aside and doing something at a later date I jumped right in and created some cards with the die cuts.
I did sponge on some light beige to brown inks after I removed the papers from the die.
For some cards I used embossing folders on the layer beneath the die to create texture. For other cards I used decorative scrapbook papers.
I have quite a few word/phrase stamps that I've been intending to put to use... what better time than now.
I'm happy with the batch of cards I can now add to my stash. And I used up all the die cuts... maybe I should create more.