August 27, 2012

mim#79: fabric and dies

I'm trying to organize my paper crafting supplies and told myself that I was not allowed to make anything until that task was completed. Well, something that started out as fun and rewarding has turned into a seemingly never-ending job. To try to bring the fun back, I let myself make one card. My starting point was Melissa Phillips' first Make-It-Monday video, working with fabric and die cuts. Add to that video this journal page by Stephanie Ackerman and I had a plan. (All of that organizing has taken away what ever spontaneity I had.)

I used the Love Lives Here and Heart-2-Heart #6 dies to cut muslin and then stamped with Love Lives Here and Hello Sunshine. What gives this card any sort of personality are the shiny red hearts and the impressed sun rays (love that impression plate). I prefer the journal page with its wonderful depth of layers, but this card is more appropriate for the recipient and I do try to keep the person in mind when making a card.

Hoping you have a week filled with sunshine or rain, which ever is needed in your neck of the woods.