Today I am paying tribute to my heritage. I am Native American and part of the Navajo tribe.
I was inspired to focus on some Navajo designs for today's post.
Here are 2 of my favorite images I found that my cards today are based off of.
Where do I begin to tell you what Core'dinations paper and Cheery Lynn Designs dies I used?
As for dies, I used the Fanciful Flourish as a mask for the card base and sprayed some Turquoise Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist to create that beautiful background. I then took as assortment of dies and cut and or embossed all the detail for my "pottery" vase. The pottery base was embossed with the Burble/Cheesecloth Embossing Plate. I used the following dies, listed in order from the bottom of the vase and working my way up. Japanese Lace, Wittle Wicker, Border Carnivale, Ribbon Eyelet w/Piercing, Pennant, Japanese Lace, Border Carnivale, Daisy Chain and Heart Chain.
For my lettering, I used the Optimistic 1/2" dies. Ya'at'eeh means HELLO in Navajo.
I did a lot of sanding on these cards, I mean a lot. Core'dinations has a wonderful tool called the Sand It Gadget which makes sanding pretty painless. I do want to pass a top secret Polka tip onto you however. If you have narrow pieces or small pieces like I do in today's cards, lie the Core'dinations paper "sanding needed" side facing up on a piece of fine sandpaper. You can see in my photo below I have all my pieces on the sandpaper, the Sand It block is pictured towards the back. By placing your pieces on top of sandpaper and then using the Sand It Gadget, your pieces will stay put! The sandpaper underneath works like velcro not allowing the paper to move while you sand. You still want to hold the pieces in place while sanding, but trust me this works like magic!
For this card I mostly used paper from the Core'dinations Black Magic Collection.
I cut paper in 4 different colors with the Dottie's Ric-Rac die. I cut pieces from both sides of the paper and then intertwined them together.
The yellow frame is the Japanese Frame. I also used the Stitcher plate on the black background to give it texture.
I used tons of extras on this to make it special. I used twine, hot fix silver studs, jewelry findings, glass beads, silver charms ribbon and silver string.
What do you think? So colorful, don't you agree?
I hope you enjoyed seeing my cards today!
I might have to mail these to my Grandma...look at her, isn't she adorable?
Now be sure to hop on over to the Core'dinations blog and see what their DT has made with the Cheery Lynn Designs dies....
Have a Fabulous Friday and a great weekend.
This has been Jeannie from The Polka Cabana.