Did you know.....you can use the 'Outside the Box' technique, even if you don't own any dies?
Read on, and I'll show you how easy it is!
|Supplies Used: Gina K. Designs stamps, ink, and white cardstock. TAC black cardstock, Kraft cardstock, Copic Markers, Twine, Button, Adhesive, Dimensional Dot|
I'm not one to make resolutions, but I'm determined to do better at some things this year - one of which is to enter more challenges, AND to start posting my work on Splitcoaststampers. I've not done much of either the last year or two, and I am ready to jump back in with both feet!
My card for today is for a brand new challenge blog: The Mod Squad Challenge!
Some of the Gina K. folks have started this up.
Products used on cards do not have to be Gina K. Designs products, but as she is the first challenge sponsor, I thought I'd use this lovely set Stately Flowers2, by Melanie Muenchinger.
Sympathy cards are difficult for me, so I love the simplicity of her floral sets, and the accompanying sentiments. Plus, I'm a Missouri gal, and this is a Missouri Flower!
So, here is how I did this.
Stamp and color your image.
Using a straight edge, draw a line on each edge, where you'd like your cutting line to be.
With an exacto knife and straight edge, cut a straight line, stopping at each point where you come to a part of your image. Turn your image around, and repeat the process.
With a pair of sharp scissors, cut away the image parts that hang over your cutting line.
I actually stamped my image twice, and layered one flower down near the leaf, with a pop dot for dimension.
Cathy Tidlwell was the challenge hostess this week. Her challenge was 'A few of Cat's favorite things". She listed lots of items, and told us to use three of them on our creations.
My three items were:
Layering of Images
I'd really LOVE to win - the prize is a gift certificate to Gina K. Designs, and I haven't had any new stamps for a while!!! Hurry over - you still have a few days to enter! Remember, you can use ANY vendors products!!!
This looks like it will be a fun challenge - good luck to the team at Mod Squad!!!
A note about my straight edge....this is a wonderful new product by Perfect PaperCrafting. There are two rulers, a clear, and a straight edge for cutting. The straight edge is also a centering ruler. If you look, the center of the ruler has a pressure pad - on the bottom of the ruler is a rubber strip. Just push down on the center, and your ruler holds tight, via the rubber strip, to whatever you are working on. Be sure to check out their products, especially this one! Now, rather than have a ruler, a centering ruler, and a straight edge, I have one tool! You can save 5% by shopping with the link on my sidebar!
Have a good day,