Thanks for popping in.
Just spent a happy hour playing with my favourite die again.
I love this Town Die.
Actually, I like the Town stamps,
the Groovi plate
AND the die!!!
Let’s stick to the dies – quickest! I’m halfway through the Christmas decorations, and it looks like a bomzitit in the kitchen!!
Right. Step by step. Ready?
Spritz the die with water, and then lay down on the Designer card.
Run it through your mangle of choice, your die cutting machine, (I like the Gemini) and carefully lift it onto the table. Now peel the aperture gently away,
leaving the scraps in the die.
Place a sheet of double-sided adhesive over the scraps in the die, and burnish with an eraser , or something to push the adhesive onto the card.
Peel the adhesive off the die, to reveal the scraps like this:
Trim the adhesive sheet to leave a little outer frame, and attach to a white cardblank.
Sprinkle with Perga Glitter,
As for the other piece – the main aperture actually, let’s go back and cut it out using a nested square die to fit tight.
This needs attaching to a sheet of double-sided adhesive too.
See? The A6 adhesive sheet we sell is perfect for the job.
I decided to try a different colour, and make sure it really IS as easy as it was the first time round.
I think, if I lock myself away for an afternoon, I could knock out all our Christmas Cards in one sitting.
Mind you, I still haven’t completed the wedding Thank you cards. Pathetic. Shame on me. I still have the giftlist, and know who to thank. It’s right by my bed. I know this, because I look at it every bloody morning! But where I went wrong was thinking I could do them all together, in one sitting, rather than doing a few at a time. This is going to be the dilemma with Christmas cards: can’t do them till I’ve done the thank you’s… Maybe I should just say
THANK YOU TO EVERYBODY WHO SENT US CARDS AND GIFTS!
AND HAPPY CHRISTMAS!!!!
Here are my step by steps anyway. I suppose I could slap NOEL at the base – that would be 2 done!!!
Which one do you prefer? Blue or Pink?
And do you prefer the line art or the scrap?
Either way, it’s very simple and very effective.
There’s a lot going on right now, in the industry. Lots of change, lots of movement, lots of decisions and choices to make. So escaping to my artroom and making a couple of cards is a happy intermezzo indeed.
Love & Hugs,