May 10, 2014

ReDesign on a Dime: Dawn McVey





Happy to be back with another creation inspired by a terrific stamper -- this time, it's Dawn McVey. A visit to Dawn's blog (hello Winston, a cute dog) is truly an opportunity to soak up the sun.  Her life isn't perfect, but her cards and posts speak happy.  Even her color choices are happy.

I saw this card by Dawn featuring a No Sew Quilt technique and noticed that Dawn used an impression plate to get the quilted effect.  I don't have any impression plates or embossing folders (AACK!) but I loved the look, so I decided to ReDesign without spending a dime.


Dawn's technique results in a deeper impression, but if you don't have an impression plate, mine works as well.

My ReDesign on a Dime process

1.  Watched Dawn's video and followed the directions to make the card.

2.  Selected patterned papers from a set (these are from Simple Stories patterned paper that Kristi Lockart sent to me.  We are both in an informal supply sharing club.)

3.  Cut a honeycomb image with the Silhouette using Neenah Solar cardstock.  Order:  Big Shot multipurpose platform opened to Tab 1.  Cover Plate.  Tan Mat.  Quilt Card, Honeycomb, Cover Plate.

Here's a picture of the honeycomb on top of the card and a tan impression mat.



Suspect if I added a piece of typing paper to the sandwich the impression may have been deeper.

Thank you Dawn for agreeing to let me post a picture of your card here and for being such a great stamper.

Supplies:  

Stamps:  Avery Elle Handwritten Sentiments
Paper:  Neenah Solar White, Simple Stories
Ink:  Versamark
Other:  Silhouette, Big Shot, Paper Source White Embossing Powder, Embossing Buddy and Gun, adhesive

MOOD WHEN DONE = Happy!

6 comments:

  1. What a great card Joan! I love that you made your own impression plate from the Silhouette. So clever. Great mix of papers too.

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  2. Your card is as beautiful and very fresh and clean looking. I noticed the impression right away and I'm surprised to find how you accomplished it. Very clever!

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  3. Beautiful, Joan! Great idea to create the honeycomb with your Silhouette! I have used the quilt design multiple times since Dawn's video was posted.

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  4. CLEVER GIRL!! I'm trying so hard not to spend money on more craft (or crap, as the Toad affectionately terms my goodies) supplies and this is a very creative!! I'm filing it away!!

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  5. Gorgeous, loved the papers you chose!

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