I did buy myself a Silhouette Portrait and once I get that figured out, I hope to be using it in my card making.
I find myself really missing the feel of the paper and the joy that comes with being creative.
When my sister was visiting after Christmas, we did manage to spend a bit of time in my creative space...... so I actually have something to share!
Yes, it's a Christmas card.... but I was *dying* to play with this new die that my sister got me for Christmas from Simon Says Stamp. I was having a bit of trouble getting it to cut through cardstock so I tried it on a scrap of patterned paper and ended up loving it (Simon Says Stamp has since replaced the die for me). I layered the snowflake panel on to a white piece of cardstock, then used my Perfect Layers tool to create the red layer. I added a belly band of Stampin' Up! Gumball Green that I ran through my Big Shot with an embossing folder to add a little texture.
I am now curious to try more of my dies with patterned papers. This was a patterned paper that I never thought I'd use (thus I sacrificed it when trying to see if I could get the die to work). But I love how it looks with these snowflakes!
I hope that 2016 is treating you all well so far..... so hard to believe we're in the last week of January already!