Holy Cow! It's 2011?! That still sounds like sci fi novel to me. SOOOOO weird!
Well, it seems i took the month of December off almost! Haha! Lots and Lots going on, family in town, working on websites and rejuicing the mojo! Now hopefully i can be back with a vengeance in 2011!
To kick off the New Year, I get to start with a My Time Made Easy post! I can hardly believe that Lauren started out on this venture 1 year ago! My, how time flies!!! I feel SO FORTUNATE to be on this team of talented ladies!
My Time Made Easy is releasing an awesome new template and stamp set that i just adore! Not to mention a fun cut file (that i'm not using today) and some beautiful printable paper (some that i AM using today!)
The template and stamp set being released is titled, So Fortunate (did you catch it above?).
The template creates an über cute chinese takeout box! I opted to NOT score the top flaps to give it a little bit of asian lantern feel. I'm not sure the lantern thing worked out, but i still like the look of it!
Here's a closer look at the template...
I cut the sides of the box using my SCAL (you do not need to have a software cutting program for the MTME templates, you can always download a pdf version for your printer!). The template comes with decorative layer pieces so it was super easy. I used the "shadow" on the SCAL to create the mat layers.
Using the So Fortunate stamp set, i create my decorative paper. I used the individual cherry blossom leaves. There is also a cherry blossom branch that is just awesome and a super sweet asian girl image. I just can't WAIT to use them! Ok, i got off track. haha. I also used the kanji symbols on the sides of the box (a different symbol is on each side)
To color in the cherry blossoms, i knew i wanted them to pop against the pink background.
I used copic markers R85 and R81 to shade the flower and then used a white colored pencil to lighten the ends of each petal.
And now onto my card...
My card is admittedly suuuuuper simple but there was 1 major thing i wanted to address.
The paper used on my card is one of the new papers released this month (and in both a landscape and vertical format. The design is laid out so perfectly with even the kanji images sort of watermarked in. I wasnt sure where i wanted to cut into it for my card and then i had an idea... what if i printed the paper in the size of my card front?! I opened the paper image in photoshop (but any photo editting program would do) and sized it to fit the front of a card, keeping the entire design the same. Then printed, cut that out and put it on my card! A beautiful card front! I didnt need to do anything else really! Now i suppose you could but i did want you to see how well this paper makes a cardfront, so i opted to be simple with using the same satin ribbon as on my template and then one of the kanji symbols again with pale pink cherry blossom flower heads stamped behind the sentiment. (sentiment was cut with the labels 9 spellbinders die).
And that is my project for today! Be sure to check back in tomorrow for another take on this template. :D
Check out the rest of the MTME design team and their awesome projects for today!
Have a great day!