Hi all. I'm back with a card which I made for my DH as we are celebrating our 33rd Anniversary today. I found these owls over at Beccy's Place which were a freebie and thought they would make a cute card and combined them with the sketch which is this week's challenge over at Less is More and I'm sorry that I am a little late as it finishes later this evening.
I started by cutting a piece of white card and embossed using my Cuttlebug Kimmy-Luvs EF which sadly seems to be discontinued. I had to run it through twice to cover the card and then I die cut with the Simon Says Stitched Square using the second largest die.
I realised that without thinking I had die cut before embossing and some of the embossing had been flattened, so I ran the piece through the embossing folder again twice and thought it was ok, but this morning when DH opened it and I looked in the daylight I realise that the first run through was not lined up quite well enough so there is a little ghosting. I am rather a perfectionist and was annoyed that I hadn't noticed it last night but he says that he loves it anyway and it only really shows if you look at the photo on zoom, but it is good to catalogue these things so that others won't make the same mistakes.
I then cut round the image with the larger die and stuck this on the base card behind the square aperture before sticking that down too. I then made a frame to finish the aperture nicely using a snippet of white card and the largest and second largest of the stitched dies which I then adhered to the aperture.
I finished it with a computer generated sentiment, and as the computer
paper is not very sturdy I stuck this to a snippet of card and cut a
banner shape with a fishtail at one end.
Thank you for dropping by today.
I would also like to enter the following challenges:
Pixie's Crafty Workshop - Week 183 where we use up our snippets.
Cuttlebug Mania - Sentimental Journey.