Monday, September 17, 2012

My New Favorite Dies: Cut-Fold-Tuck

I've been working on cards again! After 11 weeks of physical therapy for my neck (from the car accident in April) I am finally feeling much better.  It was hard to keep my head down for long periods of time, so I occasionally colored or did simple things.  But, over the next few days I will be posting a few cards I've done lately.  Also, I have two more shops that want my cards so that is good incentive, too!

One of the easy-peasy cards I did was for my aunt who just turned 91 years old.  She loves my cards and keeps them all in a pretty box --- she's so cool!  Anyway, I had just purchased a couple of the Spellbinders Cut-Fold-Tuck die sets so I used the "Round About" for her card.  

The card sketch is very simple.  The complexity of the medallion would get lost in anything with a lot of embellishments.  For some reason, this photo has too much yellow in it, but the pictures below are truer to the colors.  I have lots of double-sided card stock, mostly by K and Company, which is perfect for these dies.  

It would be fun to add bling around the pieces, but I kept this one simple with just the little painted brad in the middle.

Here is a close up of the painted brad that I had in my stash of odds and ends.  

My aunt and uncle called me last night to tell me they loved this card, too, even though it is quite different than what I usually send.  My uncle said it looks like it is spinning and they had fun trying to figure out how I did it!  Once again, thanks Spellbinders for making these intriguing medallions so easy!  A big thank you to Michael's, too, because last week they had a 50% off coupon and it was valid for the Spellbinder Grand Calibur, so I have a new toy that will make multiple die cuts so much quicker! 

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you check in again to see what else I've been working on.

1 comment:

Lynette said...

Glad you're doing so much better, Barb!!! Welcome back:) Pretty card, and I'm glad you got yourself a Grand Caliber. Oh, and congrats on two more shops wanting your cards - that's awesome!