Darnell has challenged all of us to try out the "hidden word" technique. This is actually an NBUS technique for me, as I've never used it before. I also used an NBUS bunny die and cracked open an NBUS paper pad, to boot!
My NBUS bunny die is by Darice. If you look closely, you can see that I shaded the white fir with a very light coat of gray chalk. I also shaded the inside of one of the ears with some pale pink chalk and used a gray metallic marker to add the nose and eye.
After tying some pink and white baker's twine around his neck, I popped him up on some foam tape.
I used a little piece of patterned ribbon from my stash to ground my bunny.
But before I did all that, I just held the die-cut in place while I glued all the little inner bits on, like the spaces between letters, the "D" shape cut from the P's, the triangle shape cut from the "A," etc. This was a bit fussy, but really didn't take too long. After that was done, I glued all my die-cuts in a stack, with the patterned one on top. It was easy to glue this right back in the exact space it needed to be on my card front.
I'm not so sure about my decision to ink the edges. It does look better IRL, but I think next time I may try it without inking any of it.
Today is my birthday, and as a birthday gift, our furnace decided to die. The heating company was here today and said we need to have a new one...and they can't put it in until Monday. Now that isn't a problem if it's 70 degrees outside, but that isn't how the weather works in January in Minnesota. At least we're having a bit of a mild stretch (30 degrees Fahrenheit for a high), so it could be worse.
As I type this, I have a fire going in the fireplace and two space heaters running nonstop. I also turned on the oven, and I just go and prop it open every now and then for a few minutes. My hands have finally warmed up enough so that I don't have to keep putting them under the blanket on my lap to thaw them out!
I hope you are having a great day and your furnace is working perfectly. Thanks so much for stopping by, and remember to laugh--a little or a lot--every day.