Welcome back! For those who've seen my bio before, you know that I'm a proud Army mom. In just 4 weeks, my son will graduate from the University of Colorado School of Medicine. He has been such a driven "super kid". I make this week's card in tribute to attaining his lifelong goal. May we all be "super" in what we strive to do.
Whew, caught up, at least until I start today's sketch! I've really been trying to make more masculine cards. It's amazing how once you get started in different color palates, it grows on you, sort of like eating your veggies!! In addition, I played with Paula's Boot Camp Design Challenge, adding elements in odd numbers. I love the results. Hope you have a great Sunday.
As I thought about what I would blog about, I was caught by the Featured Friday Question "Do you have buyer's remorse"? As a long time quilter, knitter, crafter... (you get the idea), I have lots of tools, supplies and lots of buyer's remorse! When I got into card making, I vowed to be conservative, and not get carried away buying that "great deal". It's worked for the most part!
At any rate, I love matting in my cards, especially with die cuts. Unfortunately, alot of the single dies do not lend themselves well to matting, at least not readily. Case in point is this week's card, the die is not a nestie. So I improvise, die-cutting the middle layer, then using the die, I trace an outer mat and then trace/fussy cut the inner sentiment. I get more bang for my crafting dollar, more use of a single die and less buyers remorse!
I hope this card inspires you to use your dies more often and think outside the box! Happy scrapping!
DP and Embossing Folder: Paper Studio
Die: Spellbinders Grommet Tags
Sentiment: Computer generated