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 :-)
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