Tuesday, June 13, 2023

Tuesday Morning Sketches #711

 Hello!  Thank you for stopping by.  I appreciate your visiting.  The sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches and the team really did a great job.  Be sure to go over there to join us at leave them some love!  But before you go, I made a couple of cards to share with you.

This first card features many Spellbinders dies from different sets.  Some of the dies I've had for ages but I was all about use what you have, old in a new way, etch.  So I cut the tree branch from dark brown card stock twice and added an additional branch to the main long one.  I cut leaves from another set.  The birdhouse I made by die cutting a tag die and the roof is from another tiny frame die and I cut a circle in the middle.  The bird is from the same die set as the branch.  I also cut out a label which in its original form is longer.  I slid the die down and cut again to make a smaller sign for my sentiment.  I adhered all this to a panel that I inked up the embossing folder with Distress Oxide ink and then ran through my die cut machine.  Pretty cute, if I say so myself.

This second card actually I made first.  I have a new co-worker, he's very young (my daughter's age) and I've been mentoring him, training him.  Every day he sends me a panda bear gif, so I made this card with him in mind.

This is a cut file from the Silhouette Design Store and yes, it really is supposed to look like this.  He's so cute!!  The background I made by laying down a leaf stencil and spraying with green Shimmer Spray from Tonic Studios.  The sentiment I made on my computer.  In hindsight, I probably should have scaled the bear down a bit more than I did, but too small and you lose some details in the cut file.  Oh well, it's a cute notecard anyway.

Okay - now you can head to the TMS blog.  See you there!

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Notes by Nina said...

Wonderful cards Melissa, each cute and fun in their own way.

Debbie said...

I love both of these!! Awesome how you used so many different products together on the first card, and I LOVE the fun panda!!

Debi said...

Cute cards. The panda is adorable and I love your inked ef backgrounds.

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