Thursday, March 19, 2015
Stretch Your Dies Day 1
For Day 1, we had several videos to watch, but I decided to follow the lesson from Jennifer McGuire where we learned how to create a background similar to embossing. We also learned how to cut fun foam with our dies and then shrink them using our heat gun. It's been fun trying to accomplish that, believe me! I chased that word die all over the table before it finally stayed put long enough to shrink! Next, I colored the sentiment. I also cut the flowers with the fun foam so they'd have some dimension and colored them, too.
This was my second attempt at this card, which is why it's a few days late. The first time I tried it, I mistakenly die cut the larger "Thanks" for the background out of fun foam--over & over & over. (Well, I couldn't help it--that's what I thought I remembered from the video. Let's call it an Aged Mind.)
My background turned out to be so puffy I couldn't fit the die cut sentiment on to finish the card! So, I started over and this time cut the words for the background out of regular cardstock. That looked a lot better, thank goodness!
I hope you like today's card, and I do appreciate you stopping by today. Your comments and visits mean the word to me! See you again real soon!