The next fortnight at AAA Cards we'd like you all to step out of your comfort zones and try a new-to-you technique. And still keep it CAS. Scary or what!
So I decided to try a technique I never got round to when I took the Online Card Class - Stretch Your Dies. The lesson title was 'Die-cut within a larger die-cut', but I've used butterfly punches instead of dies and placed them fairly close together on a piece of card before die cutting the stitched circle. Neat effect with bits of the butterflies missing where the circle has been cut.
The background card for the circle and the punched butterflies was created using shaving foam - another very new to me technique, so I'm feeling I've really challenged myself with this card!
The butterfly punched inner circle has been raised onto pads, but the die cut thanks is adhered flat to it.
Dies: MFT Die-namics, inside/our circles; Lawn Fawn, scripty thanks
Inks: Ranger distess re-inkers, mustard seed, picked raspberry
Punches: Martha Stewart, SU, Tonic
I've been looking forward to this challenge for ages, it's going to be so interesting seeing what my fellow team mates come up with and I just know I'm going to be learning lots of new and exciting techniques. Go check them all out at AAA Cards!
Great to have you stop by today, hope I've inspired you to try something new. And keep crafting!