Up first, I decided to tackle Laura Bassen's double partial die cut technique for PTI's Make It Monday. This card took me like 12 tries, and FOREVER to get the final design, hee! Laura makes it look so easy! I found it was best if I cut the rectangle first, then placed the "hello" sentiment. I had tried using the Headline Alphabet to spell "herd" and "moo" and that didn't work out. Also, my Cuttlebug has very warped plates which is bad for lining things up for this technique. So I went to my Grand Calibur with flatter, longer plates, and a single word die, and had more success.
The sentiment is from "Friends 'til the End." Don't look to close, those edges are a little sketchy and somehow the "O" broke loose from the paper while it was in the machine! :)
The patterned papers that Marybeth sent were SO gorgeous and this rooster image was my absolute favorite!
I used PTI's Hexagon cover plate to cut the papers for the background and a sentiment from Waltzingmouse Stamps "French Country."
Cut the rooster out with the largest label from the Small Labels Nestabilities set, and added silver brads at the corners.
Last is a sweet scene with PTI's new Scene It: Skyscapes dies and a krafty rooster cut with the "On the Farm" dies...
I cut the hills with the Stitched Hills dies from Lawn Fawn, and the sentiment is also from WMS "French Country."
Underneath the scene is black cardstock embossed with a Cuttlebug Hexagon folder and then brushed over with Fresh Snow ink for a chalkboard effect.
Oh how I love this kit, and have a lot left over to make more cards! Thanks so much to you, Marybeth, for spoiling us with so many lovely things this month!
Our special guest this month is RENEE, our original Southern Girl, back with some fun cards to share! Also Jeanne Jachna is offering up an extra kit this month! Just leave a comment on the 12 Kits blog HERE and a winner will be drawn in mid-April. Don't forget to visit our Facebook page here and our Pinterest pages for inspiration, now divided by month!