Well, I‘ve done it again; I keep thinking I have somehow solved the time conflict/hours in a day equation. And have once again found a gross error on the white board; there are only 24 hours a day…work and commute takes up 11 of them; it is a finite number. Blah!
But before I came to this revelation, I signed up for the Online Card Class “Stretch Your Dies” that I was bound and determined to do “Live”. Today is day 5…yesterday after taking the day off for a dental procedure I actually got to do days 1 & 2…I am so happy that you have life-time access to these classes! This actually makes the 7th I've taken with them, of which only the two Creative Chemistry ones by Tim Holtz did I even come close to keeping up.
This class appealed to me as while I found I am using my die cutting machines more than I ever thought I would, it would be nice to find more creative ways to maximize their potential…and , ahem, better justify the expense! I mostly have the Tim Holtz Sizzix Alteration’s line of dies, with a few spellbinder and Our Daily Bread ones thrown in. So of course the first classes techniques where a push for me to find ones that fit. I picked one technique (they usually have 3 a day) to work on, so for Day One; Word Dies, I went with the only set I had; from Tim’s Holiday set, and then chose the most frustrating technique, a take on the Inlay Design! Lot’s of little bit! Took 3 tries, but I do like how this came out. It will not, however, be one of my mass-produced designs! LOL!
For Day 2; Flower Dies, I went with the Die Cuts within larger die technique. This was fun, and gave a surprising 3D effect, maybe because I had larger dies to the edges it looks global.
I will finish all 7 days; just probably not by Sunday! So stay tuned for more creative die ideas!