Thursday, January 28, 2010

Die cuts with a twist . . .

I decided to challenge myself to use some of the diecuts that were taking up space and this one of those cards that just worked.

Here's what I did:
  • used the boho backgrounds stamp and clear embossed
  • adhered the scallop cut out of DSP (left over chrissie paper)
  • cut out the circle
  • covered the small die cut with dsp and cut it out, embossed with cuttlebug and edged in ink
  • traced the small die cut onto the larger one and then added glitter
  • white embossed baroqe motifs onto the DSP and then cut out a strip
  • stamped happy birthday on whisper white cut it out stuck it to DSP.
Here's a close up of the embossed DSP - I quite like this effect, I've also added some Night of Navy ink over the embossing to give it some dimension.

All in all quite happy with this card and some of the techniques I tried out. I'm thoroughly enjoying playing around with stamps, it's great stress relief while Bailey and Nathan are home full-time. I have some grand plans for some artwork, but need some time and headspace to be able to produce it. Bring on kinder next week!

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