Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Tuesday Morning Sketches #384

Good Morning and Happy New Year!  We're back to our weekly sketch challenges at Tuesday Morning Sketches and we're beginning our customary last year sketch revisits.  Janice picked our sketch this week.

Before I get to my card, I have to tell you.... I did not have the midas touch at all.  Everything was just turning to sludge!  I've been working on my 2017 planner that I guess I couldn't get into card mode.  So I didn't fight with it anymore.  I decided create this card using some of the papers from this year's planner design.  I'm not usually one for hot pink but this just made me so happy and at 70% off at Michaels - it made me ecstatic!

I created this card using a die that is new.  Actually I got this some time ago and finally opened it.  It's a Spellbinders Die D-Lites die - Medallion One.  I think when I got it my intention was Christmas cards, but I forgot all about it.  I did some embossing with rectangle die and then cut out the medallion.  This is actually a two die set - there is a frame that will cut out to create a positive image.  Then I pulled out the Spellbinder foliage dies and cut a couple of leaves.  And then... talk about oooolllllddd.  I pulled out some flower dies that I got when I got my Cuttlebug.  My Cuttlebug and I have been roommates for over 10 years.  I also used some gold washi tape that Michaels had on sale for half off.  The sentiment is from a Hello stamp set by Hero Arts.

This card took HOURS to get done - but when I finally got it figured out, I'm pretty happy with the results.  It's just by the time I did get it done, dusk was upon me so the photography is horrible!

Anyway, I hope to see you over at TMS blog to play along.  My design team is refreshed and ready to go.  Just wait til you see....your jaw is gonna drop when you see Debbie's card.

Have a great day!

6 Encouraging Thoughts:

Lisa Lynn said...

Melissa your die cut is gorgeous and that is a beautiful sentiment on your beautiful card. Happy New Year!

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

A really beautiful card. Love the dies

Debbie said...

This is beautiful!! No lack of creativity shown here!
I'm going to have to remember your great idea to emboss the rectangle element.
(Aw! Thanks for the shout out!)

Carol L said...

This is so pretty with the combination of embossing and die-cutting. Love the pink color and pretty cluster of flowers and stems. Great take on this fun sketch!

Patti said...

Well your time certainly paid off Melissa because this is a gorgeous card!! I love the colors and the embossing & die cutting so classy!

Janice M said...

WoW! Love the effect of that new die! Might have taken awhile but it was worth it!

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