Thursday, February 03, 2011
out of the deep freeze
This week I got to experience a first--I've lived in the Midwest all of my life and am used to seeing winter storm watches and warnings. The blizzard warning was a new one for me! Now as it turned out, I live just far enough east that the worst of the storm missed us. It left some snow and ice though, which look rather pretty.
This photo struck me. I happened to catch her just as she was taking off from her rather snowy perch.
In a way, that's the way I feel about this blog. I've been frozen in the same spot for a while, now it's time to take off again.
So, here's what I worked on today.
This is a Pop-Up die by GEO-dies. It looks like a sun or a sunflower, so it appealed to me.
I used it with my Big Shot like I would any other wafer-thin die, between the two clear cutting pads on top of my multipurpose platform, tab 2.
After turning back and folding the cut outs, I adhered it to the yellow cardstock and put it through my Big Shot inside the Sizzix Flowers & Vines textured impressions folder. I inked the embossing using Memento dye ink then embellished with a Prima flower, some bling, and a sentiment by Studio G.
Here's a closer view of the embossed pop-up die.
This technique is a twist on inlaid embossing that I've seen done several places. It's been done with simple die cuts and with Prima flowers. It struck me as being similar in concept to Cuttlebug quilting. Here I liked the added visual interest that the pop-up die cut lends to the design.