In the past, I have tried to add a bit of sparkle to die cuts with embossing powder and it has never quite worked the way I hoped it would. Then I made a bit of a mess trying to use a product for the first time and went to YouTube to figure out what I should have done. In the video was a bit about using it with embossing powder on die cuts, and Viola! This is what I have been trying to do. What a great effect.
Building a card around an element can work out really well sometimes. I knew I wanted to use the cherub digistamp, I just needed to figure out what would work with it. It doesn’t always work out, but I think this time it did. I have said that I am not great at sympathy cards, but I think this might be the way to do it. I didn’t start out making a sympathy card, it just fit.
Bright and colorful and full of happiness and joy! This little girl just seems to be having the best day. I love that. Summer as a kid is so very different than summer as an adult. Something that this last weekend was very apparent to me. Two of the kids were spending time over here and it was nice watching them enjoy the joys of summer.
The heat has definitely made it hard for me to make cards. It seems like a good idea to distract me until I need to use the heat gun. Where there is a will there is a way through. My nephew heard me utter ‘There is more than one way to skin a cat’ the other day while doing something, and wanted to know what that meant. It is always one of those moments that I realize that the phrase is actually kind of awful, but I explained that it was my way of keeping from cussing or quitting and reminding myself there is always more than one way to do something.
Patience is a gift that I tend to be extremely thankful for. I lose it, just like everyone else, but I tend to hold out a lot longer before I do. I have no idea how I have the patience I do, I think reading has a lot to do with it. I definitely have more in some situations than others. This card strangely was a bit of a test trying to figure out how to make the D shape, but in the end, I think I did ok. There may have been several other things at the time trying them also, but that is a different story…