I my continuing effort to use my new stuff and put it away, I pulled out my Memory Box Loopy Circles die. Let's just say I started out making something completely different than this, but I'm kinda happy with how it turned out.
Here's the card, then I'll explain:
After several false starts, I die-cut the circles out of both blue and dark pink. I wanted to use the blue as the main piece (you all know how much I love pink, right?) so I popped the whole die-cut out of the blue piece, and pulled just the outlines from the pink die-cut.
Adhesive ... how to make it stick. I turned the blue piece over and lined the back with Sookwang tape so the sticky side faced front. Then I turned it right-side up and carefully placed the pink circles into position. Then the work began: I took each of the blue pieces and put it back into the shape. When it was all done, I turned it over and burnished the back with my bone folder to make it stick reeeeal good. It looks cool now, but I was definitely questioning my sanity while doing it.
I stuck on the banner pieces using my Tiny Attacher and covered the staples with the sentiment banner. A few enamel dots to pull in the grey, and I called it done.
I had originally put it onto a grey card base, but I detested it, so I put it onto white instead. Much better.
In case you're wondering "why pink?", I took the colors from the current Play Date Cafe challenge:
and I followed the current (checks quickly... *phew*) Freshly Made Sketches sketch:
I may go back in and try to salvage one of the false start versions of this. :)
Thanks for stopping by!
Products used but not linked below: SU Taken With Teal and Melon Mambo (I think - they were scraps) card stock, misc grey card stock, Divine Twine, dimensional adhesive.
I like the way it turned out, too. I've seen that die and the thought of gluing it down made me not even consider it, but this is a great way to use it. Not nearly as fussy with the glue. Thanks!ReplyDelete
That sounds like a ton of work, but the result was well worth it. Such a fun card! Thanks for sharing with us at Freshly Made Sketches.ReplyDelete
Great card! I love the bright pink loops! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!ReplyDelete
Awesome card Leslie! Love the circles! Thanks for playing at The Play Date Cafe.ReplyDelete
Pretty! I have definitely done that too, ended up with something completely different than I intended! Thanks for playing along at The Play Date Cafe!ReplyDelete