Monday, November 19, 2018
I reused a floral image from a commercial card which I trimmed to fit onto a green A2 sized card. I found a coordinating vellum greeting in my stash which I folded to the back and secured with double sided tape. I flagged the left hand edge and secured it with a little gold brad. I glued this large element to my green card. A quick and easy card that will be sent off today!!
There is talk on Splitcoast Stampers about using masterboards to make up cards and it is a technique I have used in the past but is a really fun one. I decided to give it a go. I used a sheet of decorative paper I made a while back that was "OK" but could use a bit of a lift. I cut an organic shape from some stamp leftover which I used to stamp all over it in teal. I cleaned the stamp and did it again using orange. I added olive green circles using the end of a foam tube and yellow dots using the other end which is a nice circle (soft foam "bullets"). I used Antique Linen direct to the paper to fill in the remaining white areas. Pretty happy with the results I decided to back it with bond paper as it was only bond paper to begin with. I just glued scrap paper to the back until it was covered. It gave it enough body to be able to die cut it properly. I am off to make some cards!!
I used a new embossing folder that I bought while I was away. It is part of a Recollection set - two embossing folders and a small set of clear stamps (Christmas). Unfortunately, the folder cut the cardstock in a few places which was a bit disappointing. I repaired from the back and cut the opening out with a Nestibilities Classic Circle die which did the job perfectly. I put the layer back in the embossing folder to reset the round frame. Next time, I will cut the circle first and then emboss and will not need to repeat the process. I tied on a little piece of white fiber between the opening and the right hand edge and mounted a butterfly image in the back of the layer nicely highlighting the butterfly. I taped it into place before gluing this large layer to a coordinating card front. I added a small greeting - laser printed Word Window (SU) punchie!! Therese