Wednesday, September 27, 2017

HUGS

Hello Everyone!
It's time for a new challenge at The Sisterhood of Crafters!

Today Anna is our hostess and she's asked us to create 

ANYTHING USING DIES


Now this challenge theme is right up my alley!  
I must admit I have quite a die collection so the biggest challenge to me was 'where to begin'!  LOL

As I was in the process of creating this card I got word that a friend  was in need of cards for her sister who was loosing her battle with cancer.  So so sad ... but hopefully she will be showered with cards to let her know she is thought of and loved.


I had this watercolor panel (playing with my TH oxide inks again lol) so that is where my card began.  Since it was done in fallish colors, I chose a rusty pumpkin colored card stock for my backing panel.  The main die set I chose to use today is the Sue Wilson 'Australian Background' (CED8101)
Sue Wilson Designs - Australian Collection - Background Die

After die cutting the decorative die from my watercolor panel, I laid it atop my background panel and die cut again.  But, only poking out the decorative pieces on the sides.


The leaves were die cut from red card stock using the Elizabeth Craft 'Garden Notes Ivy Vine' (#1297).
Elizabeth Craft Designs - Dies - Ivy Vine

To soften the color I sponged a bit of Tim Holtz Oxide inks on the leaves then sprayed with water and dried with my heat tool.  The colors I used were Amber and Peeled Paint.


I felt that sending along HUGS was required for this special lady at this time so that was my choice of sentiment.  It's a Technique Tuesday die (DIY098).
 Technique Tuesday - DIY Dies - Say It - Hugs
I really like that it's a 2 piece die set so you can back your hugs sentiment in a coordinating color and make it pop.  A few touches of Copper Stickles and White Nuvo Crystal Drops were added for a touch of additional dimension and sparkle.

Challenges to share in:
Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #196 - Autumn
Make My Monday Challenge #55 - Autumn Colors
Ooh La La Challenge #238 - Harvest Time
The Paper Girls Challenge #136 - Harvest
 Come & Get It Challenge - ATG Fun

I hope you'll come join in our challenge fun at The Sisterhood of Crafters!
My 'sistahs' have created some fabulous creations to help inspire you ... be sure to pop over and check them out!  You have until October 8th to join in the fun!!

See you there!
As always, thanks SO MUCH for taking the time to stop by!

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