Saturday, July 28, 2012

No, it's not a snowflake


I hope you are enjoying your summer as it is slipping by quickly. We have had some much needed rain here in Michigan and some fabulous thunder storms. The flowers are so large and vibrant and I think the insects are just as much.

Don't let the name of the die cut scare you. Winter is still 5 months away. I used the Sizzix die called Snowflake #4. This die also came with an embossing folder. I have to say though that once I cut out the snowflake, it was a little tough getting it to match up in the folder. The circles at each peak are to help you line it up, but that is where I found they didn't quite match. It was no big deal, it just causes a bit more of an edge around some of the scallops.

I used this die not even thinking of it as a snowflake and it made a nice card for any season. I used the Framed Tulips embossing folder from SU. The sentiment was punched out with SU Modern Label punch and is layered onto a Spellbinders Fancy Tag. You can see a close look at the die cut below. The embossing folder created some very nice deep impressions.

All is quiet on the home front. My son has two more weeks of radiation and has been going through it fine except for a bout of pneumonia. At least he was able to hold still for the treatments. If not they would have had to stop the treatments which wouldn't have been optimal for his treatment.

This weekend is a free weekend with no exact plans. Those are the best when you can do whatever you want, when you want. It is also supposed to be a nice sunny weekend in the low 80's which is perfect. I am looking forward to a lazy fun weekend.

~have fun and enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. I love the clean colors of this card and it never occurred to me that the die cut is a snowflake. I wish comfort for your son.