Monday, August 31, 2009
CASEing one of the Best
This card is a CASE of this card: http://beate.blogs.splitcoaststampers.com/files/2009/08/friends247wt233vintagebirdbeate.jpg . I just want to make that clear from the start as I certainly don't want to take credit for the creative work of Beate! She has been around for a while now and is one of the first people I saw "higher level" cards from. Very talented gal! Anyway I had to CASE this, I had similar paper and stamps and it is soooo pretty! I did what I could with what I had but it isn't near as pretty as hers. Really, I have no qualms saying that! I did change some things, I didn't have the same stamps, paper or the ribbon and I used the MS butterfly punch to fill the space. All in all the grunge look and the blues and browns together I just love :)
As far as the things my friend and I were going to make Friday, well that was a semi-disaster! We were going to make the gorgeous snowflake ornaments that Becca Feeken has created and we had an awful time with the paper getting stuck in the Pendant Die and then picking out every little piece, yikes! Well after an hour of trying the recommendations on the package, using different weight papers and emailing Becca herself I had the brilliant idea to call Spellbinders! LOL! Why not sooner I will never know. They said use a piece of wax paper between the die and the paper. DUH! What an awesome idea! I was thinking in terms of spraying it with Pam but knew that would wreck the paper. So we ran out of time to make a complete one and take a picture to share with you. At least now it is easy to get the intricate cuts out of there. So keep that bit of advice tucked away if you ever have trouble! I will work on some more projects this week, hope you enjoyed today's card!