I am so excited that today is the first challenge for the new Design Team at the Use It Tuesday Blog. I really hope that you will pop on over to the Blog and play along in the challenge!! The best part of the Use It Tuesday challenges is that there are only two in each month (the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays) so there is LOTS of time to play!!!
Challenge #9 is to use a punch or a die that has been in your stash and never been used.... as soon as I saw the challenge I knew what I wanted to do. A big thank you to my friend Irene for the inspiration behind this card....
*Cardstock: PTI White; Bazzill Bling
*Images: Hampton Art
*Ink: Blue Encore Ultimate Metallic
*Tools: Big Shot; Nellie Snellen die; heat tool
*Embellishments: Kaiser Rhinestones; Blue Pearl embossing powder
*Challenges: Use It Tuesday #9
There is a story behind this die.... I have a few Nellie Snellen dies that I got when Mom passed away. Mom had bought them and used them for a while. These dies come with a paper backing that join several different sizes of the shape (in this case, the fancy oval). Mom brought them to my house for me to try out a few years ago and I was confused as to why you'd want these dies since they were all sizes joined together. I played a little and decided I didn't like them.
At Christmas I received a beautiful Christmas card from my friend Irene, a card that looks amazingly similar to the card I've shared with you today. And I asked Irene how she did it. It was Irene who informed me that you were to cut those dies apart to use them! I did a quick internet search and sure enough! I wonder why Mom never knew that??!! I have four die sets that I took from Mom's craft room, and all four were still attached together.
So I went to work cutting the pieces apart.... and they've sat in the binder with my Nestabilities, being ignored until this challenge came along.
So a big thanks to my Mom for buying these beautiful dies.... I know she'd be happy that I'm using them.... and a big thank you to Irene not only for the inspiration for my creation, but for telling me that it was OK to cut those dies apart!
Now, it's time for you to go visit the rest of the design team to see what they have created...