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Look at Things Differently

 Recently when I was scrolling Instagram I had an inspiration. I was looking at my phone sideways and scrolled past a card that used the Horizon Dies. The die in the set I am talking about is the mountain range silhouette die. Again, I saw it sideways, or in this case, upright. I had an inspiration and didn't see a mountain range but rather a more abstract shape, and it's mirror image. Or maybe I was just really tired and was just seeing things.

In any case, I suddenly saw the die in a different light, as an abstract shape.

And I was itching to try this idea. 

The card on the left is similar to what I had envisioned. I was thinking something more artsy and rich with texture. The picture doesn't really do it justice. The scalloped rectangle that I ran through the hammered metal folder, I flecked it with Wink of Stella to give it more depth and texture. The vellum is subtle and meant as a bridge between the 2 solid elements. 

The card on the right I just wanted to try taken the same pieces and doing a different direction of mirror image. The white hammered metal folder layer also has the flecked on Wink of Stella.

Some of this goes way back, maybe to my first Stampin' Up! Convention in 2007, or somewhere around then. My up-upline, Sue, said someone had said to her about punches years ago - do you see a different shape or  use in them? Back then we didn't have dies, and punches, on a per punch cost, are still quite expensive. That whole "look for alternate uses" idea still rolls through my head. 

What alternate uses have you come up with for dies or punches, or other products?

Supplies Used:

  • Horizon Dies item 157778 (On the Horizon stamp set coordinates with it)
  • Lucky You stamp set  item 158014
  • White Frayed Ribbon item 158138
  • Vellum Cardstock
  • Soft Suede Cardstock
  • Blushing Bride Cardstock
  • Basic White Cardstock
  • Stitched So Sweetly dies 151690
  • Hammered Metal embossing folder
  • Champagne jewels

Thank you for stopping by today. 

Keep being your creative best, Sandy




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