I have some brand spankin’ new dies I’d like to try out, but first I thought I’d better have a go at a die that’s one step removed from brand spankin’ new. I tend to tip toe around my new stamps and dies before I get to actually using them, but I’m trying to do better about that. Before I finished up my term with Dies R Us I collected quite a few dies, most of which are smallish accent pieces for use with colored images, so they don’t make a big splash, but this one is fairly significant. It’s Memory Box Florina Corner. It covers a good deal of the card front, but I wanted to color something, too, so I looked to my never been used stamps and came up with Heartfelt Creations Home Sweet Home, which fit nicely in the opposite corner.
I wanted to keep the die cut white, but give it a little somethin’ somethin’ so I smooshed my Versamark pad all over and embossed with an iridescent embossing powder. Maybe you can see the sparkle on the die cut a little better in this photo:
The image is watercolored with Stampin’ Up! inks. A landscape artist I am not, but just so I could have color showing through the die cut I colored the whole panel. I think this image is so sweet and pretty. I wonder how long it will take me to get around to the second image in the set? The sentiment, by the way, is an ancient wood mount stamp from a D.O.T.S. set (now called Close to My Heart or CTMH).
I’ll drop in again on Wednesday. Hope to see you then. Enjoy your day!
Stamps: Heartfelt Creations Home Sweet Home, D.O.T.S (CTMH) sentiment – very old Paper: 140 lb hot press watercolor, Neenah 110 lb white (for die cut), Memory Box Sage cardstock Ink: Palette Noir, Stampin’ Up! inks for watercoloring Accessories: Iridescent Peacock embossing powder, Memory Box Florina Corner die