Happy Valentines Day.
Thanks for popping in.
Thought I would blog one of our poetry plates
which are proving very popular….
These two come as a pair.
Let’s use the A5 Mate with the new Nested Rectangle Plate…
Emboss the largest rectangle on little purple parchment.
The Groovi No. 1 tool and the Pergamano No. 1 tool
do about the same job.
Groovi just a little whiter, a little crisper, but hardly noticeable.
Next comes the Nested heart. 3rd and 5th ones in.
Spot of luck: the Kiss verse fits in the heart EXACTLY.
Emboss the verse into place and add a few reeds
from the Serenity Plate.
Now let’s add the frame outside.
The poetry plate in question has delightful birds
and an exquisite border.
Let’s use those.
First emboss the birds into all 4 corners,
just touching the rectangle frame.
Then box them in, using the rectangle plate.
Now fill in the area between the four corner boxes
with the flowery pattern you see here:
Check at the front to monitor progress.
Let’s fast forward through the white work on the birds and flowers,
the colouring in from behind with pencils,
the gridwork in between the two hearts with the straight grid.
I’m supposed to be cooking a romantic meal for two tonight!
Mind you, I’m right into the picot cutting at the moment,
so let’s indulge this part….
Flip the piece to the front, change to your old blue soft mat,
and use the 2-needle fine Pergamano tool to pierce the areas outside the birds.
Now for the picot cutting.
If you are starting out with picot, my advice is GO SLOWLY.
Take your time. Even if it takes a while in the beginning,
the more time you take to focus on one snip at a time,
the better the chances of getting it right.
Cut across the waste area, the bit you are cutting out.
Do this in all 4 corners.
Practice makes perfect!
Layer up on a sexy piece of background paper
from the Northern Lights pad.
Then spray mount on white folded cardstock.
If you have just stumbled across this blog and are wondering what on earth this is all about, where have you been ??
Go to www.claritystamp.com
type in Groovi,
and soak up all the wonderful designs
we have created in the last 18 months.
Our Maria is on TV tomorrow,
showcasing some more beautiful verse and poetry plates.
These are wonderful too, and a great addition to the Collection I launched last week.
I hope you can join Miss Simms on
Love & Hugs,