Saturday, July 16, 2011

Having Fun with New Products . . .

Happy Saturday everyone!  

Recently I attended a workshop at Joan's Gardens in North Liberty, Indiana and while there purchased a few new products (of course ... shopping is half the fun of going to the workshop, LOL).

This Cheery Lynn Designs - B117 Fanciful Flourish - is one of the several dies I purchased from Joan.  We used this on one of the workshop products but the other day after cutting out the flourish  to use on another project I saw the 'negative' laying on the table and thought ... wow that would be a great stencil and here's what I created using that 'would have been scrap' as a stencil. 

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I simply laid the 'stencil' on a piece of white cardstock and sponged on green ink to match my base card.  Then I decided to cut out the middle using a Spellbinder 'scallop rectangle' die.  I've used that on the back of my card to identify myself and with a smaller die from the same set, cut out a white piece and stamped my sentiment (using the same ink color).  A little paper piercing was done on the top & bottom edge of the white panel just for added dimension.  A very CAS creation but lovely all the same I think!

Please be sure to pop on over to Joan's Gardens and check out all the other products she has to offer.  Then try to think outside the box a little to utilize them to their fullest extent!  Sure glad I did on this one!!  I just LOVE this flourish and now I can use it 2 different ways!  Cool!

Have a wonderful day!


AnItA mArIe said...

wow awesome idea ...

Jane Wetzel said...

hey Joan- what a great tip- I am going to use this idea in my art journal soon as I get the die! tfs