As I said in my last post, this one is Stretch Your Dies. There has been some fun stuff in here, let me just say. And even though class is (sadly) over, you can still take this – or any – of the Online Card Classes! I’ve taken several and all of them have been worth every penny.
On my Happy card, I used lovely glossy accents idea from Jennifer McGuire on the MFT Die-Namics HAPPY die. The background is made with the MFT Floral Fusion Cover Up Die. I stretched this die by cutting it twice and swapping the papers. I made the background paper with some Tim Holtz distress colors and cut it once from that and once from white and then swapped the pieces to create two separate backgrounds with no waste. I use micropore tape (sticky side up) under the base and it’s a real breeze to just pick up the pieces with the sticky tool and move the pieces back and forth. Micropore tape is acid free, very very thin and just sticky enough so that you can reposition something if you need to. Not to mention it’s alot cheaper than washi tape – AND is handy if you need to put gauze on a cut!
I now have another Flower Fusion base where the background is colored and the flowers themselves are white.
Ya know, I’ve been scrapping and making cards for a while now …. a WHILE. And I’ve got several different stamp sets that have the word ROCK in them. And, indeed, some of them say “YOU ROCK” … all the while never having a picture of a rock. I have several people I’d like to send a “You Rock” card to …. a little tongue in cheek, ya know? But – no rocks.
Several conventions later and a lot of asking at stores and online searching, the only people that really have any “rocks” at all are Art Impressions because they have a lot of “scene building” stuff (that I do love, by the way). A rock, however, I did not have in my stash. So, Amazon here I come.
In the mean time (of course), at StampFest in Clearwater, my friend Alisa found me a small set by Too Much Fun Rubber Stamps of stones & bricks that you “build.” Then at my local scrapbook store I found a Tim Holtz A2 stamp that was called croc, but looks like stones.
So here’s my first attempt at the card I’d been visualizing. I think I’m going to add a Jennifer McGuire “hello” to the front of it, but right now it looks like this and I’m pretty darn happy with it.
Now, on to an Anniversary Card and then some cleaning since my son is coming to visit in a week and the house is (as usual) a disaster!