With a very small window of opportunity, I am really kind of proud of what was created in under 10 minutes.
Have I mentioned how much I love this "happy" die from My Favorite Things? Expect to see it used over and over and over :) I cut the happy panel first, leaving enough room to add a stamp from MFT's Birthday Sentiments. I needed to use a contrasting panel between it and the kraft card base and had a couple of smaller pieces of blue cardstock on my desk. Neither was large enough for the panel I wanted, but I put them both in my woodgrain embossing folder. They are adhered with an unseen gap under the sentiment panel.
My son would have been fine with taking the card at that point, but I needed to do just a little more. After pinking edge (am I reaching, or does this look like a saw edge cutting the wood?) and wrapping a piece of knotted twine around the panel, it still met with teen boy approval.
I knew when I started this card that Simon Says . . . Emboss It this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog and was pleased to discover that Anything Goes at Seize the Birthday challenge blog, so I am linking this card to both challenges.
This is my first time playing along with the Seize the Birthday challenge and there is an optional "toppings" to go "monochromatic". There is only one color plus a neutral on this card, but given the high contrast between the two I would not call it monochromatic - would you?
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