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Thursday, September 11, 2014

Thanksgiving Minis Part 3

Today's mini Thanksgiving theme is "die cuts".  All four of these cards use purchased die cuts that I got one place or another - couldn't even tell you where at this point, but most came in kits of one sort or another.  This first card simply has three of them arranged on it and glued in place - VERY quick & easy.

I wasn't as happy with this one.  It started with the die cut with the teal background.  With the yellow acorn I thought it would look great on a yellow card.  It does, but perhaps not THIS yellow card. :)  I die cut & embossed a piece of aqua glittered card stock using the small die from Spellbinders Fair Isle Pendant set.  I then cut it in quarters and trimmed it a bit to create the corner treatments. I inked the edges of the die cut pieces - one in black & one in teal - and added them with foam tape.  I also drew around the corner treatments with a black pen trying to tie everything together.  It probably would have looked better if I had a piece of patterned paper in teal & yellow that I put behind the focal elements - but I didn't have any.  Anyway, the final piece was the word "Happy" which is an outline sticker that I colored with a black sharpie so it would be the color I wanted it to be.

Here I took several die cuts and placed them so they surrounded the word "Thankful".  Two of the die cuts had a metallic finish to them and two didn't.  For those that didn't, I added a couple of HOTP Dazzles stickers to add a bit of shine (from Autumn Scrapbooking set).  The greeting was a printed gold metallic piece that I cut out (also from HOTP).  The word didn't stand out very well until I ran over it with a black sharpie.  I used a sticker from the brown Nested Frames Dazzles set to create the frame for the greeting, and tied everything together with a border using Dazzles stickers from the Brown 63 Thin Line Border set.

Like the others, this mini-card uses outline stickers & die cuts, but the corner treatments are actually a piece of patterned paper that was cut apart into it's component pieces.

1 comment:

Becca Sadler said...

My favorite is the last one that you included in the post! I think it is striking!!!