Monday, December 9, 2013

A Warm Card on a Cold Day

Well I finally made it out of the house. Today is the first I’ve been out of the house, except for a couple quick trips in the backyard to feed the birds an empty the compost pail, since last Wednesday. There was a bit of snow this morning which I didn’t expect but not too much. Joe was able to shovel it off easily but they are calling for more snow or even freezing rain later on…not my kind of weather at all. We went for a nice long walk this morning but the wind picked up on the way home and it was a little uncomfortable for me for awhile but things have settled down now. I spent the weekend making casserole covers for my daughters for Christmas and I made a few extra which I hope to sell.

Last Friday I posted a card made with the Poppy Memory Die. A black poppy was die cut and once again, I just had to use the negative space. Here is what I did.

First thing I did was to ticket punch the black cardstock and blue it to a red card base and then ran a gold Bic pen around the edges.  Then I die cut a poppy with some green cardstock (it was too small to do anything else with so it got chucked) and I die cut just the poppy flowers in a piece of left over red cardstock. The flowers were then run through an embossing folder to give them some dimension and then I gently ran some gold ink over them. The green die cut was then placed in the hole where the black poppy was cut from. I had remembered to save the black piece between the stems to place it back in there. Once the green die cut piece as in place, I added the red flowers on top. The ribbon and bow along the side just set it off nicely. The sentiment and the little doodad are from peel-and-stick sheets.

That’s all for a cold Monday.






Anonymous said...

what is a casserole cover? Is it like a cozy to keep a casserole hot? the card is elegant and I have to say I LOL'ed at the comment you let on my blog about your paper ornament:)

CraftyViolet said...

Yes, a casserole cover is what you can wrap a casserole dish in to keep warm to take to a potluck. This is my own design too. I'll post some pictures another day.

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