Monday, June 9, 2008

How'd You DO That???

Here is a card I made for the Spellbinders gallery in April. As a design team, we were given the challenge to use a die in a "non-traditional" way. The idea for this came to me almost immediately (which is kinda weird 'cause I usually stew over things like this).

After many passes through the Wizard, the "lights" die from the "Holly & Lights" set was soon transformed from a string of Christmas lights into this very LARGE flower. It's kind a chrysanthemum-sorta thing. I had a TON of fun making it, and it didn't take nearly as long as it looks like it did! I had all these leftover "strings" after cutting the lights off, so I decided to use them. I lumped three of them together to make the "wave" behind and to the side of the flower. Pretty cool, eh?

Here is a picture of what the die actually looks like. (I used the light string, NOT the holly . . . I would have been MAGICALLY tricky if I could have done it with THAT!!) It is always fun to see if you can use any diecut you purchase for a use OTHER than what it was originally intended! I am definitely getting some mileage out of this one!!!

I also incorporated this little pocket fold card. I have used it A LOT!! It's fun to do something a little unexpected with the fold as well. You start with the same size piece of paper as a standard card, you just make a "flap" by folding down the longest iscaled down a bit so that it will it in the pocket once the pocket has been taped or glued shut. The base for the insert is 5" x 4".

AND I didn't use a single stamp (which is an accomplishment in and of itself for me!)!! I typed the sentiment on my computer and printed it out. Gotta love that Wizard and those diecuts!!

Paper: WorldWin Doublemates Perfect Plum, WorldWin Colormates Light, Deep & Dark Perfect Plum, Rob & Bob Designer Paper by Provo Craft, Shimmery White by SU
Spellbinders Dies: S3103 Spirellabilities Petal (for flower center), S3139 Holly & Lights, S3147 Labels Trio
Accessories: Shimmery Brad by Creative Impressions, Pop-Up Glue Dots, 3/16" corner rounder (SU) and 1/2" circle punch (SU)

1 comment:

msfitzie said...

WOW!!! A new look on your blog and an out of sight card. Although, cutting out each little light...did look like a lot of work....but it looks FABULOUS!!!!
I check your blog everyday and I'm sorry I don't leave a comment to let you know I'm out here and enjoying your creations. I DO AND I AM.