Hello friends. I'm combining 2 challenges today and playing along with this weeks Make it Monday (with Laura Bassen who is so talented and also just cracks me up!!) and also Kristie who is hosting this weeks Merry Monday. Laura is showing us how to do a "double partial die cut" (I tried Laura, I really did!!) and Kristie is asking us to come up with a Christmas card using the colors lime, turquoise, & white, and here is what I came up with:
My partial die cutting did not work so well, so please don't look too close! I'm wondering if I would have had better luck if I had used a die sh ape with a flatter bottom rather than a circle, but you know how you get an idea in your head and don't want to try anything else? Yup, that was this card! Anyway, I patched it together a bit, and I do like how it looks. I used Tim Holtz Distress Inks (Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean, & Tumbled Glass) for my background sky, and it looks much more turquoise-y in real life. I used PTI's "O'Tannenbaum" stamp set with Limeade Ice ink for my 3 trees, and then fussy cut them out. The "peace" is from "Wonderful Words: Holiday Die Collection" and the "on earth" is from "Think Big Favorites #21" (both PTI). I finished with some silver Stickles on the trees and a bit of black & white bakers twine.
You can check out Laura's video and card right here and Kristie's Merry Monday challenge right here.
Thanks so much for stopping by and have a wonderful day! (It's going to be sunny and 63 today....woohoo, I think Spring is actually here!!!)