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carved your initials into a tree?  That was the inspiration for my card that I made for PTI's Make It Monday Impression Plate Tricks #2.  I was really afraid to try this technique because I didn't want to make a mistake and ruin my dies or plates!  But I tried it and it's way easier than making all those frames from cardboard and what not from my previous posts.  This time around it didn't leave any markings on the back of my dies like it did when I tried it before.  I don't know, maybe I did something different?  I guess I'll have to play around more with this idea.  

Sorry, picture may be a bit dark but my photographer is sleeping already.  I finally got PTI's woodgrain impression plate.  I love it!  The letters are the initials of people who are getting married this year.  The letter dies are from Quickutz.  I used some chalk to fill in the letters a bit so they look more "carved."

Hmmm, this photo may be a bit blown out.  I used the largest Turning a New Leaf die although I did cut off a couple of the leaves that were sticking out a bit too much.  Tiny Tags die for the tag and the sentiment is from Delightful Dahlia.  I stuck a heart stick pin through the felt leaves and tag.  The heart die cut is from My Favorite Things.  I like that little pop of pink right there. 

Maybe this is a better photo? 

I better get to sleep too.  Thanks for reading!

Comments

Leigh said…
Oh, this is such a great idea! I love how it looks like you carved the initials in the tree!
Marlena M. said…
This is so cool! I didn't think of using my Quickutz. I love the wood grain and the the carved look.
Cheryl said…
Wow, this looks really neat! What a cute idea with the initials! Now I'm inspired to actually go watch the video, first time that I have not seen the MIM video yet! Although I have watched 2 episodes of the Voice online :)

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