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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

The Pears of Thanksgiving

Hope you had a verry blessed Thanksgiving.  By now everyone has received their cards and it is safe to post them. 

As you can see, each card was slightly different.  These are just 4 of the many that I made.  To start, I either downloaded or created my background paper.  The Filigree is a special Memory Box die called Embedded Pear, that I found at the convention.  I bought it because I thought it would make a beautiful corner piece, but as I checked out the gal told me it was made to fit their pear die.   How silly, thought I - who would ever do that.  Then I saw a couple samples of work done with the two dies combined and stopped thinking it was such a silly idea.  Since I had not purchased the Pear Die at the show, I had to recreate the proper size and proportions and make a template and again create or download my papers.  Use the template to make the pear, cut it out, sponge on different colors to create shading and realism.  I cut the filigree from different shades of brown.  Made a leaf and stem and then assembled everything.  The last step was putting on the bling.  I was going to use 'diamonds' but found these coppery multi-color pieces in my drawer and thought they were perfect for the coloring on the card.  It was fun and challenging, but among other things I am thankful that I have the time to play and create that which is in my mind, not to mention my thankfulness for all the 'toys' that I use.

1 comment:

Sheree said...

Your pears are sooo pretty! Each one is different but beautiful! I will have to look into the Memory Box pear duo. They are gorgeous!