Thursday, July 10, 2014

MIM #171 and VV #5

Whew! I finally got my card done.  I hate it when I have to spend hours on a card to get it to come out right, especially now when I have so little time to work on them.  I wanted to do the partial die cut technique that is the challenge this week at Make it Monday.  The video by Betsy Veldman makes it look easy, and I guess it would be if you had the proper die.  I do have the Beautiful Butterfly that Betsy used but I didn't want to do a direct copy.  If you learn anything about me it's that I usually have do things a little differently.  That didn't leave me a lot of room dies to work with.  I'll show you the card and then explain the difficulties.  That way you can skip over that part.


I used the leaves from Meadow Greens and the fact they aren't symmetrical made the technique more difficult.  I tried to put the five leaf branch on twice and every time the second one cut all the way through.  I finally decided to use the three leaf with it and although it did cut through the top, the bottom is still attached. Only two cuts made the card look a little bare so I added one of the leaves that cut through to the top.  All the leaves are stamped with Distress Ink and spritzed.   I mounted the panel on some gray cardstock and stamped the sentiment from PTI's Words of Comfort with Peeled Paint DI.  I'm not sure all the effort was work it but I conquered the technique, sort of. ;)

I'm also going to enter this in the Virginia's View challenge.


Thanks for stopping by and listening to my crafting tale of woe. I hope your day goes well.

9 comments:

  1. This is truly stunning! one would never know you struggled! I love this technique with the leaves.

    Patti

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  2. Wow, Bobby! Your labor of love on the partial die cut is paying off! Now you have gained an extra skill under your belt--check! The result is awesome! I think you have used your die cut stash fabulously!! (there can never be enough dies, right? I am with you on that!). Thanks so much for playing Virginia's View Challenge!

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  3. Your persistence paid off...it's beautiful! :0)

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  5. I'm glad you kept at it, because this really is a beautiful card, Bobby!

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  6. Sweet! It looks absolutely gorgeous, Bobby. So much work, but so worth every ounce of effort. Those leaves turned out stunning. Very serene too. Perfect for a sympathy or thinking of you card. Love this. Bev

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  7. Tale of woe?! Tale of success!! Really love how your partial cutting turned out on the leaves here, Bobby! This is one of those cards that you want to touch right away when you get it. So fun!

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  8. This was so worth all the effort, Bobby ... the popped up leaves are gorgeous ... I agree with Kelly ... they're positively touchable! Anita :)

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  9. what a gorgeous card...love the gradient look of the leaves...

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