Wednesday, 19 April 2017
Trying Out New Supplies
Hello my lovely friends. I don't know about you all, but whenever I feel a little down, I hide in my craft room and get some crafting done. I don't necessarily have any concrete plan in mind, just that I want to craft something. This was one of those cards.
Hiding in my craft room I took out a stamp and die set that I have just recently purchased from Stampin' Up called 'Special Reason'.
Explanation below the photos.
I took a plain, white card base, a plain white layer the same size as the card and a smaller white layer for my focal piece and a piece of black card slightly larger than the focal piece and set to work.
First, I took the white panel the same size as my card base and ran it through an embossing folder and adhered it directly to the front of the card base.
Next, I took the focal panel and one of the dies from the set and ran it through my cutting machine twice, shifting the position of the die for the second run. Then I die cut two leaves.
Then, I took a panel from my drawer that I had smooshed in the past and used that to back my die-cuts. Then I stamped the sentiment.
To finish, I adhered the focal panel on to the black panel - which I had cut a bit wonky - hence the little bow, (rescued from a garment that was being disposed of.) Sshh, don't tell and mounted that to the card front with foam for a bit of height. Adding the finishing touches of a few black enamel accents.
When I had finished, my mood was a little more lifted - you know what they say folks - that crafting is cheaper than therapy . . . well, not in my case, but it is far more enjoyable!
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