Hello everyone! First off thank you all SO much for participating in the giveaway (still going on! It's in THIS post) and all your comments. My head has been spinning at all the feedback and social media sharing and just attention it's gathering - it's been pretty awesome.
Just like a lot of you my head has been spinning with SO many ideas, not just for the Xyron machine but for all this other stuff I have sitting here. My issue is always time - being a single mom of 4 kids I still struggle (and always will I'm sure - it's life) to find the time to do it all.
Anywho - yesterday the stars aligned and I got time to start working on one of the ideas that's been in the back of my head for a while now. And since I couldn't settle on just one I created all 5:
I will admit I tend to overthink things (mmmm ALL the time?) and I was struggling with deciding how I wanted to use these End of the Rainbow Die-namics from MFT. I had too many ideas and just couldn't make up my mind. I decided to do ALL of them, film the process and then share the end result with all of you.
The first 2 cards I used Peerless watercolours. So fun, and so quick and easy too.
Something I've been asked a lot lately - even before posting about the Creative Station Lite was how does Xyron adhesive work on vellum? So I tried it out and used it to adhere all the vellum embossed clouds on these cards. I already knew that it would make them more transparent (it's the nature of adding adhesive to vellum and why it's a challenge) - so it just depends on the look you're going for. For these cards I was OK with it - for other cards I may not want the vellum to be fully adhered.
I was fun to try though - and did it ever cut down on my time when making these. As did a couple of other tricks I show in the video (side note this isn't a paid advertisement for Press n' Seal - I think I mention it like 20 times in the video :P LOL).
This card was done with solid card stock. Another question I get asked a LOT - what is my favorite CS? Personally I love MFT's, and SSS's, and Neenah Solar White for colouring and card bases. There are other great heavy brands out there, but I don't have the time/money/space right now to get it all to compare so I stick to the 2 brands and love them.
Of course I had to pull out my Distress inks for these 2 cards.
I will admit my favourite of the bunch is the one on the left - I like the definition of the separate colors and I'm always a sucker for how Distress inks react with water!
I kept all the insides simple by stamping sentiments from the MFT Rainbow Greetings stamp set (it was just luck that there happened to be 10 individual sentiments in the set and I made 5 cards - so I used every single stamp in the set. I get a prize or something for that right??? LOL) and didn't add anything else - by this point nap time was over and I was out of time. ;)
To see how these cards came together check out my video below:
Or watch in HD over on YouTube HERE <------click!