I'm usually late to the party on many trends, the polaroid look is no exception. So I've been looking online and at my LSS for a wafer die to add to my collection of dies, without success at my LSS stores and undecided online.
Last night I got to thinking that I have rectangle and square Spellbinder dies, they could easily become the polaroid look I was wanting; thus the fauxlaroid was born on my stamping counter this morning.
I am sure it's not new to some but it was an "aha" moment for me. It does create a bit longer bottom portion than some, but to me it makes a great sized canvas for adding a sentiment. I will probably still pursue a wafer die.....from a perfectionist point of view, I messed around trying to get the borders even on all sides and that took a little bit longer than it would take using a manufactured die.
Today's card uses a new line of stamps from The Greeting Farm, known for their whimsical "kid" images, they are branching out into this new look. I am a fan of solid images and have been since I began stamping over 10 years ago. They've even included the coordinated die in the package, all budget friendly priced, which works well with my frugal nature. :) I picked up the stamp and die set yesterday when I was visiting Paper Tales.
After die cutting the fauxlaroid, I cut an additional white rectangle. I adhered these 2 pieces together.
I stamped 3 of the butterflies in Memento inks and mounted them in the framed area with dimensional foam. A couple of pierced trails, a grosgrain ribbon bow and a sentiment banner finishes off the focal image.
I hope you learned of something new here today!
Stamps: Mini Flutters w/Die by The Greeting Farm, PTI Birthday sentiment
Ink: Memento Cantaloupe, Lady Bug, Pear Tart
Paper: Neenah Solar White, GKD Ocean Mist
Patterned Paper: Pebbles
Other: Nestabilities Rectangle and Square dies, Banner Die (WPlus9), Piercing tool and mat,
Quick crimped kraft covers for Valentine treats for my kids.
Nothing fancy or outrageous here for Valentine's Day, just gum for one, Reese's hearts for the other.
A bit of twine and crimped hearts tie them up nicely.
The Valentine cards are from the bundle I did a while ago for the GKD blog hop. I just added a few decorations to the little kraft bags and added a bowling ball to the bowling card. The Oh, Snap! card goes to my daughter, she is a big fan of Instagram and taking pictures with her phone. The bowling one, well, it just suits my son. The stamps on the little kraft bags are from two very old SU! sets.