Monday, January 22, 2018

Using Dies that are Seldom Used

    We’ve had a few days of rain here and more to come – and then snow again! Right now the only snow left is where it was piled up. Because the lawn was clear of snow we took a walk around the property and found several bulbs the squirrels dug up and left behind because they didn’t like them. Squirrels will not eat any of the bulbs in the daffodil family but will dig them up anyway. I’m wondering if I have any of the many tulip bulbs I planted last fall. Because of the three weeks of bitter, record breaking cold weather we are a little concerned about the roses as well. Oh well, it may be time to replant the garden but with more hardy plants! We got a flower catalogue in the mail last week and we both went through it and put a big star and our initial for the ones we really wanted – gulp – that’s going to have be reduced a bit!

   Today’s card features a free digi image, plus some dies that I seldom remember to use.


    Once again the image was coloured with pencils and blended with gamsol. I got a bit heavy handed with the darker orange and it pretty much eliminated the lighter colour but oh well, it’s a card, not fine art! The background was sponged with chalk while the image was still in the Spellbinder's rectangle die. The die was actually too long for the image so I ran it through; put the card back in with the bottom along the edge and ran it again but not all the way - just enough to trim the end the correct length. All the paper is from the stash. The paper behind the peel-off sentiment was too thin so I simply glued two pieces together and then die cut it with a Spellbinder’s die. It’s prompted up with dimensional strips. The other two dies are from Memory Box.

    That’s all for a wet Monday, January 22, 2018.



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