Saturday 24 May 2014



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Sunday 4 May 2014

Relax-ing Card and Bank Holiday

All pieces of card/paper was backed onto Crafters Companion Kraft card, the main backing paper is from the First edition Song Bird 6x6 pad and the striped paper is from a Make & Create range, from The Works, Vintage Style paperstack 6x6, with the brown border being the reverse of a patterned piece of paper from My Minds Eye, The sweetest thing, Tangerine 6x6 pad, as shown below, to create the border. (I was unsure which side I was going to be using when cutting it out but decided on the wooden effect reverse.)
The image is a Crafter's Companion Rubber Stamp, from their Mulberry Wood Range, called Relax Everyday, this was stamped onto their Neenah Card, using an acrylic block, Stick and Spray and Black Momento Ink Pad, coloured in with Promarkers. I cut around the image by making a simple square using my Xcut guilotine, then around the edge I used a Burgandy Promarker pen, along with edging some of the other papers too.

Detail and Embellishments

I created the clouds by running a piece of white card through my Bigshot machine with the Darice, Clouds Background, embossing folder, and cutting them out with some decoupage scissors, these were then inked around the edges using a 'Tea Green' Promarker pen.
The grass was also created using the same white card and scissors but this time I freehand cut it.
For the sentiment, I just cut around one of the sentiments in the Lili of the Valley, Set 8, General Sentiments Art Pad.
To finish the card off, I just added two white card candi pieces in the bottom left corner.

I hope you are all enjoying the Bank Holiday Weekend, it feels really good to be crafting again and using different products and stamps to the usual ones, although we all have our favourites of course. I might have to invest in some cloud dies and some grass dies though, if I continue to use them, as it is time consuming cutting everything out individually, but then that is half the fun :)