I thought I was going to do two cards for Mojo Monday; one for my daughter and one for her brother-in-law.
Well, that was before I got my new Cheery Lynn dies! I had to make another girly card right away!
I still have that masculine one on my to-do list.
My friend, Milu (www.miluscrapbooking.com), introduced me to Cheery Lynn through her Ebay Shop and I have been waiting for them, checking the mail box everyday! I knew they would be gorgeous and I was right. I can hardly wait to try some different uses for these same two dies.
What do you think? Have you ever seen anything so intricate and fine as this die cut? I made two of them (they come out of the machine as a round doily) and cut each one into three pieces. Then I folded each piece and glued it to a large background circle. Thus my snowflake was born!
The other die makes a cut that looks like a 20-light window frame. I cut out a piece with four squares to use on this card. My paper is from one of my all time favorite stacks, K&Co. Jubilee and the unpatterned piece is Bazzill. I used pearls from Reflections and Crystal Stickles. The ribbon is Hug Snug seam binding which I hand-died with Distress Ink in Tumbled Glass. (I really love this 100% rayon seam binding; It drapes so beautifully…) I also used the Distress Ink in Tumbled Glass and Chipped Sapphire around the edges of my papers. I used plain white cardstock from Reflections for my 7 1/2 inch x 5 1/2 inch card and all of my die cuts.
I had made some border cut pieces out of old Christmas cards with my Martha Stewart border punch and used two of them as the vertical elements behind the snowflake. Waste not, want not!
I have to thank Becca Feeken at www.amazingpapergrace.com for her continuing inspiration and wonderful Becca Bits tutorials as well as my friend, Milu, for her constant efforts to expose me to new and wonderful materials and artists in the papercrafting world.
This card must go in my Etsy shop. (www.miniwonderfulthings.etsy.com)
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