Thanks for popping in!
What a busy weekend !!!
I shall be glad to get home.
But I really wanted to share this little Groovi card with you, that I made using one of Jayne’s wonderful Christmas Children designs this morning. I knew I wouldn’t finish it during the show;
it’s the little girl looking out of the window.
But not a Christmas card at all!
I am really chuffed with it.
It isn’t perfect, and if you look closely you will see imperfections.
But for me personally, it felt like I had climbed to a new level with this picot cutting!
Took a while I must say.
Not this bit. This part was easy peasy!
Emboss the lower line with the building bricks and then drop the larger teddy into place. Doesn’t get much easier than that!
Box them in using the Nested square.
That was trickier actually.
Add a name.
I used the little alphabet that is on the Universal framer from the Twas the Night Collection. Remember this one?
Then for the Calligraphy swirls top and bottom from the
Out with the Perga Liners for the colouring in from behind.
Looking good. Top tip: pick the background paper BEFORE you start! (mine was from the Northern Lights – surprise!)
Mask off the outside and the inside at the back
Easy. Use a wet brush to blend away the ink that runs through the teddies.
Right. So far so good.
Piece of cake.
At this point we left Easyport and sail into Tricky pricky seas…
I looked at the swirls and decided to use the two-needle fine tool.
One hour later, I had done one side.
Sheesh. No prizes for guessing how long the second side took.
Tell you what though. The more you do the better you get.
The thing is, once you’ve made all the holes, you can’t just stop, can you? And so I started.
Had a think about it first, and decided to cut out the little parts first, so that the whole thing wasn’t too fragile.
At around about this point, I was wondering who in their right minds does this kind of thing?!? Was I feeling that wonderful sense of achievement?
Nope. The twinge in the neck definitely overrode that sensation of acclomplishment we so often hear about!
Let’s wrap it around the paper.
Back to Easy Street!
Used the nested square to score and fold the sides.
Fits like a glove!
Mounted on a piece of Christmas red parchment,
to bring out the red in the bricks and ribbons…
And although it took me a while, I have to say I thoroughly enjoyed it. I won’t repeat what I said when I caught it on the mat at the very last hurdle and tore one of the swirls.
Thank heaven for Perga Glue and a hair off my head!
Just an old repair trick I picked up from a trad parcher.
Bit gross, but works like a dream.
Must go now.
Thanks for your time, friendship and support.
What would be the point of any of this if not for you?
The Jayne Nestorenko Christmas Children Groovi Plates and Claritystamp are available on our website now. You can get them individually too.
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Love & hugs,