Tuesday, January 7, 2014

New years resolutions: The crafty kind!

Hi Die-Namite Fans!

  I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season. Mine was so busy I hardly had any time to sit down and craft. This week was the first time I had time to create in what seemed like forever.

  Have you made any New Years Resolutions? I've made a few and one of them is to create more cards. I am usually in such a hurry so when I need to send a card I am usually grabbing something quick at Target. Not only is store bought cards expensive, it doesn't usually have that personal touch that something handmade has.

 The card I made for today uses the Winter Sunflower die.

 Winter Sunflower

I knew I wanted to use this pretty die along with Peggie Lee's January Sketch and Dare challenge.

 Sketch and Dare Challenge

 Sketch and Dare Challenge

 I wanted to use the circle design of the sketch but in the negitive rather than layer a circle on top of the card. I used a circle cutter and cut out a circle in a piece of white cardstock. I cut this down to fit the front of my card. Then I cut at an angle though the circle. Setting this piece aside for later I started adding watercolor to my card (*card made out of watercolor paper) with two shades of yellow and then once that was dry, I added a dark shade of green.

While waiting for the watercolor to dry I cut out my sunflower in both yellow and green cardstock. I trimmed the leaves off the yellow die cut and layered on top of the green. for a bit of subtle texture I added some yellow glitter to the flower. I attached this on top of the water colored portion of my card.

Lastly I took the front piece of cardstock that I started with and stamped a simple hello sentiment and splattered a bit of mist in yellow and green on top. I added the piece to the card base using foam squares.

Voila! A handmade card ready to give to someone special!

Will you be creating more in 2014? How about participating in our monthly Sketch and Dare Challenge? It's a great way to get your creativity flowing and get a chance to win a fabulous prize!

Did you know???
.....we are having a Design Team Call!!


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