I've been seeing images with the line around the edge in the blogosphere. I think they are actually stamps, and I like the look. Initially I thought I'd use a Nestability die to trace, but it was too small as this card is 5x7. So, I took a piece of the Amber Autumn paper, turned it upside down and carefully traced it. With a Micro Pen. Because I did go out to my room and find one today. No need to repeat a previous goof.
Look at all those lovely butterflies!
When cutting the second one, it takes a bit of time as these are pretty intricate cuts. While it was cutting I did a few prep things for the card. On both cards I used textured cardstock from Hobby Lobby, mainly because it's not a white core cardstock. The texture might not be the best for the details, though. I may have to look into finding more solid core smooth cardstock, that isn't too thick. With the detail in the cut, you need to select a larger size to get that detail, without it messing up. I cut the shadow for the second one, but didn't like how it looked, so I opted instead to adhere it to some Amber Autumn pattern paper. Oh and I have a Xyron 900 (a purchase from many years ago and it's been waiting patiently for me to use it again-I'm glad I never donated or tried to sell it), which makes adding adhesive easy peasy. Unfortunately I cannot find my medium sized stylus, so there's glue snot sticking out.
I'm glad I was able to play for a little bit again today. There are so many cuts I want to try!
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