Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Snowflakes in Summer

Our current A Muse Studio challenge is "Christmas in July"  so I pulled out my Christmas sets for that and went with it.   Helps me get a head start on Christmas cards for Operation Write Home too!

Here are cards 100.10 & 100.11 - and lesson # 2 learned from this challenge.  If you plan ahead, you can  accentuate the positive by using the negative .

Usually when I die cut, I  try to get the most number of cuts out of the piece of card stock,    Then it finally dawned on me that I could use the negative space too and double the cards for pretty much the same amount of effort, if I planned out where to place the die BEFORE i randomly ran it through the machine.  I'm probably the last person on the planet to realize this, but I'm sharing the light-bulb moment just in case I am second to last.

I was so thrilled with this realization that I did a whole set of these so I'm gaining on my 100 cards goal too.  Some of my co-challenge peeps are way up there, posting card # 89 and scary high numbers like that - even with my duplicates and such I'm still creeping along in the 30's.

A Muse Supplies used:
Snowflake Trio Die,  essential sentiments, sugar, winter sky & silver shimmer couture cardstock, seattle ink.   


Anonymous said...

These are beautiful! I love the color combo. Thanks for sharing your light bulb moment. It's definitely something to keep in mind!

Lorien Clark said...

I love these! Great thinking. I need to be more careful about how I line things up. Thanks for sharing!

Amanda said...

Don't worry, I haven't hit 30 cards yet! Haha.

Very nice cards! When I accumulate more dies I'm going to have to try something like this. It worked perfectly for these cards!

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