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Friday, November 16, 2012

To Tip Or Not To Tip


Nope, I'm not talking about money today.  I'm talking about my focal.  Before I get to that, though, I want to talk a bit about other elements of this card.  I hadn't realized how dependent I'd become on my Big Shot until it broke (still under warranty - they're sending a replacement part).  Anyway, this card is the result of my trying to do something interesting without my Big Shot. :)

I started by gluing the brown plaid on the front of my card.  Then I took a brown pen and and a straight edge and drew plaid-type lines on the card itself, using the lines in the printed plaid for a starting point. I added a couple of brown borders cut with my fancy-edged paper cutter, then when a bit crazy with Dazzles outline stickers for borders and accents.

The focal was an outline sticker turkey on a printed piece of art I had in my stash - no idea where I got it.  I stamped a sentiment below the turkey and matted it on a small white rectangle.  I discovered that I had a round oval that I had cut before my cutting machine broke (if you've been reading my blog for awhile, you know I like to use up my scraps this way - they sure come in handy now!!!!).  I traced around the edge of the embossing with a brown pen and added my focal to this.  A small bow finished my design.

Now for the question - to tip or not to tip?  This is the card the way I first put it together:

Often I find that putting my focal at an angle gives a nice look, but I much preferred the other "un-tipped" version in this case.

2 comments:

Carol J said...

I agree, I do like the untipped version. It is a lovely card. How many Thanksgiving cards do you mail out each year??

Cheryl said...

Thanks Carol. This year I made approx 45.