Saturday, March 16, 2013
Tattered Floral Challenge
Don't know if you've seen Tim's challenge on his blog to win a bunch of Tim goodness or not, but you should check it out if you haven't. It goes until the 22nd of March and then Mario will send some lucky winner the goodies. I was hurrying to get Savanna's (my youngest daughter) birthday card and gift card holder done anddecided to use the tattered florals I made up on them. I used some denim, burlap, shelf liner, and patterned paper for them.I wanted to use my new matchbook die and pillowbox die to make them, but discovered I don't have the pillowbox one. What! How did that happen!!! Anyway, I found one on my Cricut Cartridge art Philosophy rom Close to My Heart. (you can order from me if you want, mini commercial, lol) When I tried to cut the matchbook one, the blades eparated from the die and are now stuck to my cutting plate with the paper stuck in there as well. Emailed Sizzix, now have to wait to hear from them. So, I did it the old-fashioned way, cut to size, and scored and after monkeying a bit, got it right. Ran the front and flap through an embossing folder, and highlighted it with walnut stain DI. Used an ink blending tool and highlighted the edges and seams with frayed burlap and the tiny attacher to staple it. On the pillowbox cut with my Cricut, I stamped a doily image in white ink, then overstaped with Tim's background stamps in several distress colors and a couple of Archival colors, then added the tattered florals and some leaves I cut while I had the cartidge in the machine. Had to have some green on it since she is a St. Patrick's Day baby(22)now. Need to get it in gear as we are taking her and her new beau out to dinner to celebrate and we haven't met him yet.