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Thursday, 30 May 2013
Wednesday, 29 May 2013
Tuesday, 28 May 2013
I haven't gotten a lot of crafting done this week, but I hope to play catch up this week. Here is a lovely little card that I made for the last shows I did in March. I started with the sky blue card and cut an aperture in the top of it using one of the dies from the Radiant Rectangle set. On the bottom of the piece, I cut a triple border using the lattice insert from the Bracket Border die set. I used the cutting edge on the bottom to give my background a pretty defined edge. Next I stamped my Flower Frame Stamp To Die For using a Black Archival ink pad on to coconut white card. I lined it up with the aperture opening and used the bracket border cutting edge on the bottom so it just peeked out from beneath the blue top piece. I added mounting foam to the back of the blue piece to raise it for a dramatic effect. I tied a piece of black silky crush ribbon around it and added a double bow to the side. A pearl embellishment and stick pins were added as accents. I stamped my sentiment on coconut white card and cut it out with the oval from the Radiant Rectangle set. I added in the next smaller die during the embossing phase to add a bit of pretty detail to it. I inked the edge of it very lightly with Stormy Sky and mounted it on foam inside my aperture opening, adding some flat back pearls as accents to the sentiment and the corners of my background. To complete the card, I added a black mat for balance before my final double white mats with the pierced inner mat. Hope you like it! Finished dimensions are 7" x 8" in size.
This next pic was actually taken when I was in Miami. This was the cocktail that was being served at the table next to us at dinner. I just could not believe my eyes when they brought it! I'm not sure what keeps the two Corona beers from falling, but this thing was absolutely massive! Pretty creative though! The couple each had one and still hadn't emptied all the beer out of the bottles by drinking enough of the drink by the time we finished dinner! He said it was called a "Bullfrog" (I haven't a clue why!). The rim of the glass was about 6 inches across, massive I say!
And finally the card pics are below! All for now, Sue x
Monday, 27 May 2013
Sunday, 26 May 2013
Hi bloggers! I know this one is a bit different from what you might expect from me, but I do try to think outside the box and use the dies in different ways. I get so many emails asking what they can do with some of the smaller dies in the sets that I always try to include some samples made from them. This one would probably be useful for those pesky male cards too by just changing the sentiment to suit your needs. I started with a piece of milk coloured card and embossed it using my Interlocking Circles embossing folder to give my background some texture. I selected two shades of green and began cutting multiples of the corner from the Celtic Accents die set. I ended up cutting and using nine of each colour. Next I stamped my sentiment on milk card using a black archival ink pad. It is difficult to see, but I stamped the Baroque Lace Stamp To Die For over the top using a Clear Perfect Medium pad for a watermark look. I arranged my corner into wreath shape and glued them in place using dries clear Cosmic Shimmer glue. I cut around the sentiment piece so it didn't extend past the first loop of my Celtic corner wreath. I mounted the wreath in the centre of my background using mounting foam for dimension. I added another green mat before finishing the card with a double pierced milk coloured mat. Truly a very easy card once all the cutting has been done! Finished dimensions are 7" x 7" in size.
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