(Lover of all Art Supplies~Cardmaking~Planner Addict}
Sunday, April 13, 2014
Hi everyone! I'm so glad Spring is here, and I have been able to get back in my not-quite-as-cold craft room! I've been playing with some new paper, it's a sneak peek of good things to come. I used the Free to be Me paper pack which will only be available in May. I have learned I LOVE my Explore! I also love my ScanNcut. I can't decide which I love more. The Explore is definitely a higher quality machine, in my humble opinion. The ScanNcut has frustrated me more, mostly with mat not loading correctly. If I wasn't too lazy busy to I could use the Explore to cut out my stamped images. Since I loathe fussy cutting, I'm keeping both machines. So for my card, I cut the flowers, leaves and thank you sentiment using the ScanNcut. All other cuts are from the CTMH Artbooking cartridge, using the Explore. Cuts I chose were Pennant Frame, Scalloped Square, Square Frame, and Square. The stamp set I used is Happy Autumn. I used Lagoon pigment ink, with a touch of juniper to stamp the flower and then did some coloring with Lagoon alcohol marker, and Juniper marker to shade in a bit. I love that CTMH alcohol markers and pigment inks play nice together!