Friday, July 19, 2013
Die-Versions new release this month is all about sports. Can you guess which sports themed die I used to create this Halloween card? I'll give you a hint - it's the negative portion of the die cut.
Believe it or not - it's the Basketball Hoop die! One of the first things I do when I get a new die is to cut it out from scraps of cardstock. It helps me in the creative process. The first thing I thought of when I saw this negative image was Frankenstein! I set it aside for several days, but it kept drawing me back. So I decided to go with it and Googled images of Frankenstein. This one with Boris Karloff was one of them. I printed it out (a couple of times) to get the sizing right and drew in the bolts on the side of his neck. I also tweaked his hair around the edges, filling in the white space with dark Copics.
I love being able to use my supplies in ways other than they what they were originally intended for. This might be way out there - but I love how it turned out. Who would have thought a sports die would become Frankenstein! I hope this starts you looking at your dies and stamps in a whole new light. You might be surprised what you discover.