Yesterday I did a challenge.....and had a lot of fun with that card. Today I finally got out my copics and colored. Yep, I colored like a preschooler and boy oh boy was it fun. And sooooo satisfying! I haven't been able to find much time to color an image for a looooong time and so I went for a favorite theme of mine.....flowers and butterflies. I also am still experimenting with stretching my dies. I love a square card and have many square images like the one I used today but not many square dies.....at least the square dies I do have are never big enough for most of my images. BUT! I do have lots of fancy rectangular dies.....and it took me the longest time and seeing many examples online before I put it together that other people were retrofitting their rectangular dies to fit a square card. Duh! So, it is a little more futsy than just cutting a die and placing it on the card but in the long run I like the results and more importantly I like that I can use my dies for more than one look! So far I have only used rectangles but think that I can also use other shaped dies for this purpose. My "mind's eye" doesn't see the possibilities right away so it takes me a bit to configure the dies....almost like working with a puzzle.
Today's card uses a large rectangular die from Spellbinders. I cut it down quite a bit to get the square size that I wanted. Then, I matched up the edging design and glued them down. It is really hard to see the "seam" on this die but even so I decided to cover the seam with the ribbon. While I am a "right hand corner ribbon" sort of gal this vertical placement is new for me and I like it! The stamp image is a Northwoods Rubber Stamp Co. image which is one of my favie companies and the inside sentiment it from JustRite Stamps. I am going to enter it over at Die Cut Diva's July Challenge. It is Floral this month. If you haven't visited that blog site I urge you to do so. The ladies there are just the sweetest and they always have wonderful die tips.
I love the femininity of this card! So fun to make after all the orange/black/white graduation cards! I feel like it is "Springtime" in my cardmaking mind after the zillions of similar grad cards!
And here is the inside....not too fancy but just a little somethin'/somethin' to dress up the interior.
Now I am including here a past card that shows the die in all its full rectangular glory....changing it from a rectangle to a square really makes the die look different and fresh to my eyes ;-D
Thank you for stopping by today and thank you for wading/slogging/ trudging through my loooong post! I hope that you all are having a good day and that you are enjoying your summer as well!