Merry & Bright
by Jeanne Jachna
I hope you're enjoying the 2016 new releases we're showing during our blog blitz! We're excited to show you the new products and offer you a chance to win at the same time! Today I'm showing the new Botanica Frame die. I love that you can use this die two different ways using the positive or the negative of the die cut image. I started by water coloring two panels in the same bright colors - I was thinking colorful Christmas lights here. I'm going to start by showing you the die using the positive cut. You simply cut the die and remove the die cut outer edges and die cut pieces.
Once the panel was cut I ran it through my die cut machine again with the Merry & Bright Sentiment. All that was left to do was pop out the die cut sentiment, mount it on the water color panel and adhere it to a card stock base. I layered adhesive foam in between to add more dimension.
For my next card I used the 'negative' of the die cut. After I ran the die cut through my machine I trimmed it - adding a small frame around the outside of the cuts (this card is a little larger than an A2 size). I removed the center panel from the die and then adhered it to a water color panel.
Now for the tricky part ... adding the little die cut pieces. I tried to keep the center panel that I removed as "together" as possible. That way I could flip the die over, add some liquid adhesive, carefully place it over the frame and then pop the pieces out onto the watercolor panel. Using the die cut as a template to perfectly place elements was very helpful.
Last I cut the "Merry & Bright" sentiment and adhered it to the watercolor panel. I was so tempted to add some clear sequins to this one, but in the end all the bright color won out and I let it do all the talking... no sparklies required! LOL!
So which one do you like best? I prefer the second - I'm all over those colors like a moth to a flame!
Ready for today's give away? It's the Botanica Frame!
Ok so here's what you need to know....
The blog blitz showing new Poppystamps 2016 Holiday Releases begins today and runs July 6-18 . We're giving away a prize on every post! To be entered into the drawing you need to leave a comment on EACH of the posts that you wish to enter. One person will be chosen at random from each of the posts during the blog blitz.
Only one prize per person per blog blitz. We use random number generator to select winners from comments.
You have until midnight US EST July 21 to leave a comment on each and every post that you want to enter. Winners will announced on this blog on July 25.
OK so what's left? Oh yes.. today's prize... It's the pretty Botanica Frame! You can see an image of it in the inlinkz below. Please leave me a comment to enter the drawing for this prize!
Good luck and have a great day!!