Thanks for popping in. Busy day at work today. Such a good buzz at Clarity. So many creative minds buzzing and clicking and whirring! We’ve got a lot of loveliness in the pipeline, and there is so much goes into designing a new range of stamps, or a new collection of papers, or a bunch of new stencils. From the sketched drawings to the labels on the packaging. And since we do pretty much everything inhouse nowadays, that’s a whole helluvalot to consider! Fun though.
It was time to come home and defrag, to calm down, to be still. I decided to make a simple card, using one of my all time favourite dies. Love the sentiment, love the design by Mel. There are two in the set. Cannot say which I like best. They are both beautiful.
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Here’s a quickie step by step to try…
- 6×6 Black cardblank.
- Position the die on the front.
- Secure with low-tack tape.
- Run through a die cutting machine (mangle!)
- Weed out the scrap pieces.
This is where the Designer Petite Topper cards come in very handy. Pick one. That’s the hardest part !!
The Nested Rectangles are a very worthwhile investment . I am using two of the nested sizes to cut out both the background piece and the frame piece…
- Use Perga Glue sparingly on the inside of the design in black
- Place the coloured centre piece over the sticky area.
- Smooth down on the back, and flip to admire.
- That easy. Now let’s attach the outer frame. I think this makes the whole card brighter. Perga Glue does the trick nicely.
- Finally trim the sides off the black card.
In fact, here’s the same card but using a different Designer Card. And these would also look fab using white card instead of black.
What a lovely gift of notelets these would make. A set of say 6 cards, 3 of the Be Still and 3 of the The earth. And then in different card colours, all wrapped with a length of raffia. Happy Christmas, handmade by YOU.
Time to go for a walk over the Ashdown Forest, to be still and listen. Because it is true – The Earth IS singing. If you listen carefully, there’s a veritable cacophony of birds and bees and dragonflies and all manner of beautiful little bugs and insects everywhere! We may even see some deer and sheep and cattle roaming.
Tell me below, which two Designer pads you think I used to make these 2 cards. All correct answers will go into a hat. Then two lucky winners will be picked randomly to receive a card each – with a £20 gift voucher inside.
PS Don’t forget the 3pm Facebook LIVE Moment of Clarity tomorrow! Let’s have a catch up. I’ve got loads to show you and tell you about.