Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Make It Monday Challenge - Spring

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I have been craving spring for months (since sometime in October!) so coming up with a color scheme for this week's Make It Monday challenge was easy. The challenge was using my Big Shot to emboss a partial piece of cardstock. It was super simple, but one of those light bulb moments - why didn't I think of that?

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I ran the CS through the Big Shot first with my Edger Die to cut the bottom edge, then ran it through again using the In Bloom embossing plate, taping the plate first to the Big Shot platform, then using post-it notes to hold the CS in place on the embossing plate so only the bottom portion of the card was embossed. Worked like a charm! The butterfly on the card was an image from my sister from my pre-Copic days. I was determined that I was NOT going to like Copics or buy any Copics so I borrowed her Copics to prove to myself that I did not need markers. Spent a whole afternoon happily coloring butterfly after butterfly! That was a mistake - I've been hooked on Copics ever since!

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Happy Spring!

Supplies (all PTI unless indicated):

Stamps - Round & Round, Fillable Frames #4, Spring Jar Fillers
Dies - Edgers #1, Fillable Frames #4, Doily Details
Paper - Hibiscus Burst, Spring Rain, Spring Moss
Other - In Bloom embossing plate, Hibiscus Burst twill, bakers twine (a gift)

Monday, March 7, 2011

Make It Monday card

I'm loving creating these Make it Monday cards! Today's challenge was to use distressing on my card. I distressed both the spiral notebook page and the edge of the card using my scissors. I hadn't played with my new doily dies yet, so decided to layer channeling Dawn McVey's amazing style. I'm not usually very good at layering, more of a clean & simple sort of person, but this went together pretty easily. Thanks for looking!

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Stamps: Round & Round, Fillable Frames #10, Up Up & Away
Dies: Doily Details, Spiral Notebook, Fillable Frame #10, Limitless Layers
Paper: Library Ledger PP, Aqua Mist, Kraft, Vintage cream
Other: Dark chocolate ribbon