Hi all. 11 more days of challenges, hope you can continue to play along.
I struggle sometimes with which image to use on cards. So occasionally I have used a die cut shape (or animal) to be my focal image on the card. Something that sets off the sentiment and I think can add to the look of the card.
So the challenge is, use a die cut shape/animal/person as your focal point. It can even be a die cut shape that adds to/enhances the image. The shape can be from a metal die, a machine, your own scissors, etc.
perfect excuse to use this die that I had to have and have never used - I made a birthday card for DH - Scottie dogs are his favourite (which is why I bought the dies all those years ago). The sentiment is inside.
Post by CoffeeCrafter on Oct 21, 2018 20:34:13 GMT
Here's my card for today's challenge. I had this spotty panel left over from an experiment I did yesterday using the Polka Dot Turnabout stamp from Concord & 9th. It seemed a shame to let it go to waste, so I used it for today's card.
I wasn't sure that I had a good die for this challenge, but then I remembered a Helen Dardik/Waffle Flower die I picked up on a whim - it's really intricate and I haven't quite found a use for it before now. I thought it might look pretty cut from peach watercolor wash paper. I added an extra flower cut from scrap card behind it to give it a bit more substance. The papers are from MFT.
(Of course I forgot that I have an expensive cutting machine full of shapes that I could've cut! doh.)
I love the Scottie on his tartan Linda - he's very warm and cozy.
CoffeeCrafter it's great that you were able to make a fun card out of your experiment. No one would know that the dots were supposed to line up differently, and the random dots make for a really bouncy fun card. I love the two layer word die.
I wasn't sure that I had a good die for this challenge, but then I remembered a Helen Dardik/Waffle Flower die I picked up on a whim
Awesome card, Jo! That die is absolutely gorgeous. I haven't bought any of Helen's stuff for Waffle Flower, but love her work.
Thanks I'm obsessed with her Enveloper stamps. I bought so many of them. I even ordered some from a British company because I *had* to have them, and they had this die super cheap, so I figured I may as well throw it into my order. Someday I'll figure out how to use it together with the Enveloper stamps on a card. It's really fiddly though, and I don't have much patience
I love the hot air balloon scrapnnana - they're such a fun motif to play with. JaneB I love the look of the layered digital snowflake - and it's neat to see how a different shape looks on the same basic sketch - the snowflake works really well. I have a big snowflake die I should try out too.