Saturday, June 22, 2019

Friendship card

Hello there craft pals . Welcome to my room and thank you for calling in .I do hope that you say hello and maybe let me know what you think of my card today

It is freezing here in Adelaide right now just 13 degrees so my mojo has frozen . I am tapping into my usual avenues of mojo inspiring /awakening like new SU stamp and die sets and pinterest , along with other SU demonstrator blogs .You would think I should hit on something that would get the craft juices flowing .

I have been playing with new stamp and die set , To A Wild Rose .

Here is the card .Please stay with me here because I would love some input from you  about the white edge around the die cut .


In the top image you can see the white edge of the flowers because I stamped onto white card .But for the leaves I used green card stock 


Here is a photo of two spare flower  die cut images where I have inked the white edge .In your opinion would these have looked better on my card ? 
Second opinion on the stamping now ..
The flower on the right is inked Regal Rose ink and outlined with Primrose Petals ink .
The flower on the left is inked  same but outlined with Black ink .Both flowers I like . 

Of course this quandary  would not be here had the back ground been light coloured or white . 

It's very important to surround yourself 
with people you can learn from.

 Reba McEntire

Catch you again soon , cheers for now , Shirley-Anne .

Friday, June 14, 2019

A card within a card

Hello there. Long time since I have blogged and have I  missed sharing my cards and visiting blogs  to see what you have been up to .

  So here we are ..welcome to my room and thank you for calling in .

  My caring role has been taking up a bit more of my time lately and I notice that I have been rushing through my card making when ever I had a few moments spare . I am sure that many of you would know how  mistakes are made when you rush through the steps of card making .and stamping .

 Tonight I will share how I saved a card .

 I began with Basic Black card stock base, 14cm square  . I die cut a circle apeture in the front of card . I then used Whiper White card stock for a Square 13.5cm card which I adhered to the inside  back of black card with its side fold to the outside edge . Using the same sized circle die I cut a circle from Bird Ballard DSP and adhered it to the closed white card . The way I did this so that the image was in the right position is as follows I closed  the black card , placed the die cut paper, bird image up, inside the apeture and glued  the DSP  down .

I then cut a 13.5cm square of the striped  DSP  for the front of black card . I used the next sized  
die to cut a slightly larger circle then adhered it to card front . To ensure that the circles cut were aligned as required I temporally added the DSP to front of card , opened the card and using a pencil
drew a line around the apeture onto the back of the DSP  , then taking the DSP off the black card front I die cut the larger circle 
using the circle I had drawn as a guide  . Thus I had a small border of black card around the birds .

After opening the white card as shown ,  and closing black card , I stamped a sentiment through the apeture , Happy Birthday . 
Now here is where I began rushing to complete card and I dropped the inked  stamp. As you can see in picture below it landed ink down and left a blemish .

There is a craft saying ...There are no mistakes in card making   only opportunities for embellishing 
In this instance I fussy cut a single bird from the DSP and placed it over the offending smudge .

And so my card is complete . It is an unusual fold

I have left the front bare till later .

                          It is a long post and I am out of practice with tutorials so if you have made it to the end , I do hope that you like the card .

                                     Catch you again soon , cheers for now , Shirley-Anne .