I really wasn't feeling like making cards when I sat down to do this, so I decided to let dies do all the work and came up with this card.
I looked through my pre-inked alcohol ink panels and found this piece of blue which I die-cut with a maple leaf die. I left all the innards attached and set it to one side.
I die-cut two separate rectangles with pierced rectangle dies, placed them together and ran them both through my Big Shot with a pinpoint die. This put the pattern in the same place on both panels. I separated the panels and put the larger of the two onto the card base and did the same thing again. This way all three panels had the pinpoint die - although now I look closer at the sketch, I probably shouldn't have added the dots to the card base!
I adhered all the layers together and then added the maple leaf. No foam tape or dimension on this card - all the piercing adds the interest. Finally I finished with a white-embossed sentiment - my message to everyone.
Thanks for visiting. I hope you'll check out the cards made by the design team and take some time out to have a go yourself.
Stamps: Essential Sentiments (MFT)
Ink: Versamark, Alcohol Inks
Cardstock: White, Black, Yupo
Dies: Blueprints 21, Pierced Rectangle Stax (MFT), Pinpoint Rings (Poppy Stamps), Maple Thanks (Neat & Tangled)
Accessories: White EP