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.


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



Sara Mac said...

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

Leslie Miller said...

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!

Susie said...

Truly awesome card.

Kathy D said...

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.

Starla said...

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!!

Tanis Scott said...

Gorgeous, loved the papers you chose!