Sunday, January 19, 2014
Vintage Scale Baby Card using Sizzix embossing folder
You know how the packaging always makes the die cuts look so neat? I decided to try and recreate the image on the packaging of my latest diecut. Actually, it was a set of a diecut with an embossing folder from Sizzix. It was in the clearance section of Hobby Lobby for $4.31! How could I pass up such a bargain, but now what to make with it?
A baby card! I wanted to put varying amounts of effort into a couple of different diecuts.
I still ran three different pieces of paper through the Big Shot on both versions, but on the version below I made the "stem" metallic as show in the packaging.
Here are the two completed versions:
Was it worth the extra effort? In this case, no, I tied a bow on the "stem" so it is not really noticeable. Let me know what you think.
I used an old D.O.T.S (CTMH) set Oh Happy Day! for the baby feet and the sentiment inside. I used Recollections green and ivory shimmer, Creative Memories vanilla, DCWV metallic silver cardstocks. The inks I used were American Craft blush and Stampin Up Bordering Blue and I edged all the green pieces in Colorbox silk green. I added buttons with floss and a soft fiber bow and a snippet of lace ribbon!
I layered the inside with the same ivory shimmer stamped more images.
I am entering this in the following challenge:
http://greatimpressionsstamps.blogspot.com/2014/01/january-challenge-use-something-new.html until Jan 31
http://thesquirrelandthefox.blogspot.co.uk/2014/01/challenge-61-show-off-your-new-stuff.html until Jan 23