Good mornin everyone!! Sure hope your week has been a good one. I'm real ready for Spring, how about you!! Somehow, with the sunshine and warm tempertures... kinda puts a smile in your heart and a bounce in your step!! HA!!
It's time again for the card of the week from the Diva's Coffee Break Team. Our assignment was to make a card using the Big Shot, which is from Sizzix. IF YOU don't have this tool, you should really consider getting one. First of all, all the die cuts and the embossing dies... fo course have their own machines. But if you're like me, I don't have th espace or want the expense of having several different machines. The answer (drum-roll, PLEASE) is the BIG SHOT!!! This machine is known for being able to use the various dies out there in the card making and scrapbooking world. IF YOU would like more information, Stampin' Up! has the machine and we are going to offer several exclusive dies just available from SU!!! That's really exciting!! WOOHOO!
My card.. my swing card was put together by using the Top Note die and the Flower Layers with Leaf die. I used Fifth Avenue Floral stamp set (#113734) on the background of th third layer and on the mailing envelope. I used the following colors: Brilliant Blue, Bashful Blue, Pacific Point and Whisper White. The card started with a base of the Whisper White at 51/2" square, then two more layers, each with an 1/8" smaller in measurement. I cut 2 Top Notes out of the Brilliant Blue and 1 of the Whisper White. The Whisper White Top Note, cut off the edge and then ink the edge with Brilliant Blue, and attach it to one of the Brilliant Blue Top Notes. The Bashful Blue is the smallest in the base of the card, and is stamped randomly with the Brilliant Blue ink and Bashful Blue ink, using the flower from the Fifth Avenue Floral set. I cut 2 sets of the Flowers and Leaf dies, and layered the flowers to make one, and used the leaves under the layered flower, with the bashful blue button as the center. The Brilliant Blue corduroy brad is put in the top right corner, then the whole top note unit is centered onto the card base.
I do hope you will take a look at the other sedign team members cards... we have a lot of creativity in our group. You could also try the challenge along with us... you'll have fun, I'm sure!! (http://www.divacoffeebreakdesigns.blogspot.com/)
Till next week, at Coffeebreak time.... take cre of you and those you love!!