Yay!! My very generous Fri-Dies prize arrived, and I couldn’t wait to press it into immediate service!
I was very fortunate to have been selected as a CAS-ual Fridays Favourite a few weeks ago. The very generous Michele from CAS-ual Fridays sent me a stamp/die of my choice! Although spoilt for choice, I couldn’t go past this awesome Linked die! It has had a few runs through my Big Shot already, and is pegged for many more projects, including some 3D ones, I think…
The timing of the die arrival coincided with this week’s Less is More challenge being ‘Die-Cut’, as well as my brother-in-law’s birthday. Perfect!
I inset the middle string of links, while the link strings either side are overlaid. I then used some of the little tiles left from my negatives to fill in spaces, and also to accentuate the sentiment. The sentiment was also heat embossed with clear powder to make it more shiny!
And while on the ‘shine’ theme, I added some shine to the cute little mosaic tiles in the form of Crystal Effects. I just love how they turned out. It all has a great retro vinyl feel…
Hope my brother in law likes it! And a BIG thanks to CAS-ual Fridays Stamps for their generosity!
Cardstock: Blue (Quill Board Brights) Basic Black & Whisper White (Stampin’ Up!)
Stamp: WTF (CAS-ual Fridays)
Ink: Stazon Black; VersaMark
Die: Linked (CAS-ual Fridays)
Accessories: Big Shot; Heat tool; Embossing powder-clear
Embellishments: Crystal Effects (Stampin’ Up!)