Hey crafters! It's been a minute. My craftspiration has been low, but in truth, I've also been busy on a few projects. I'm working on a teaching blog series, dedicating more times towards playing video games and enjoying the nicer weather. So the crafting is on the back seat.
That said, yesterday I found a bit of time with myself, so I got to use some of the new items I acquired. The Just Us Girls Challenge group posted this beautiful color combo this Saturday. The color combo was as follows:
The colors definitely showcased a spring vibe to me. Which was perfect because I just acquire my Birdhouse Easel Card Dies from Anna Griffin.
I compiled my paper and went to work. Here were the results:
The card and the embossing actually didn't take a particularly long time. What gave me a heart attack was when I went to apply the purple house to the purple cardstock. That was a complete accident! I meant to apply the purple colored house to the blue backing. I was devastated because I ruined the ability to enter the challenge. Thankfully, I was quick on my feet and decided to add a blue "just for you" sentiment and a blue stopper to fit the challenge needs. As Bob Ross would say, "Happy little accidents."
Here was the second card:
So here is the blue house on the blue cardstock. I've committed to making easel cards with Gorilla Glue, and let me tell what you a difference it makes. Most of my easel cards would fall apart when shipped before. Now? Never!
I also made a rosette. I loathe making rosettes. They look beautiful, but what a tedious and difficult affair. I purchased the Anna Griffin Paper Tricks Cut and Embossing Folders to make the process easier. Was it easier? Yes and no. At first, the rosette was difficult to fold. I didn't find the emboss worked that well. Thankfully, I got into the rhythm of it for the second fold. A worthy purchase? The verdict is still out, but it did make this beautiful rosette, and the second half went fast enough.
So overall, I'm really excited at the prospect of these new cards. The Bird House easel cards feel essential and this color challenge was the perfect inspiration to start this whole series of cards.
Anyway, my Cricut Mug Press Review is up; be sure to find out if Cricut's newest crafting tech is worthy of your attention
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