Saturday, April 6, 2013

A Birthday Card

Oh no.......I have sore arms so it will be a quick post.

My card today is entering the challenges at Sketchbook Saturday Challenge and Black Tie Friday. The sketch looks like this:

and the color scheme is yellow and black:

My card made use of some paper in my stash:

Why did I get sore arms?  It is my first time using the sizzlits and I'm afraid my big shot is not cutting it well.  I've tried different combo of the plates but after a million attempts the doily was still not cut clean. :(  This one is a result of adding a metal shim - acceptable but I am hoping for better.  I really like this doily but I can't afford spending so much time and paper to have only one that is usable.  If you have a tip on how to use the sizzlits, please share!

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Hi Joyce, thank you so much for playing with Black Tie Fridays. Your card is beautiful. The black behind the doily makes it stand out and the butterflies are the perfect accompaniment.

  2. Try using Spellbinders embossing pads. I found this solution for Fiskars texture templates on youtube, maybe it would work for you too. Good luck!

  3. What a striking colour combo & design! Love the die cut, fingers crossed the machine will start behaving soon!