Wednesday, 1 January 2014
Use something new - 52 cards challenge week 1
I enjoyed this challenge so much last year that I am joining in again! The prompt for week 1 is to use some stash received for Christmas.
I didn't get any papers or stamps, I asked for dies this year..... :-)
The Christmas card actually uses a Cheery Lynn die I got for my birthday back in August, but this is its first use, so that still counts as new, right? LOL. I also used a Memory Box snowflake die and cut both in Bazzill Bling Tungsten, which is sparklier than it appears in the photo. I made an interrupted frame with peel off lines and sentiment, then stuck a few crystals on the snowflake.
The birthday card is a bit of an experiment - I used my new Go Kreate dies to make a shaped card blank and a silver mat in the next size down. I embossed the mat with a cuttlebug folder, but after adhering it to the base card, I felt there was too large a border, so I pricked all around the mat .... still needed something else so I coloured in the edge with a pen - not very expertly it has to be said, I need to practice a bit more I think! I stamped the clock and punched out, then die-cut the gears (Cheery Lynn) and swirl (Memory Box). Then I punched out the sentiment tag (both base and top are Stampin' Up) and added the peel off sentiment. It's a bit grungy, I think, but it should do for a 'male' card, sometime.
A Happy New Year to you all :-)