Good Friday Morning Ladies,
Today's card was made using a new die set that I bought recently, its a 'Stampin Up' die set called Flourish Thilits, (see pic below)
As you can see it has some pretty dies in the collection, my favourite being the large flourish.
This weeks Frugal tip is about getting the most from your card stock, for instance with this card I only wanted to use one piece of my prescious Ann Marie Card, so first of all I decided how big my card was going to be and how wide my die cut piece was for the top layer, I then cut my piece of Green card and used my trimmer or you could use a cutting blade and mat to 'gut out) a piece big enough for my die cut area,
Gutting out card to make it last.
I then trimmed my top piece to fit my die, I then die cut it out of the green card, adhered my green die cut mat to my piece of white card, I then took the die cut piece applied glue to the reverse and positioned it back into the die cut card, so it looks like its half cut out and half cut in! I then matted this onto my gutted green card and mounted onto my base card, leaving a 1/4 inch border between each layer. I die cut the flowers in the set and layered them together, adding a pearl to the centre and some tiny ones onto the flourish. That's about it.
If you don't need to create a larger matt with your card its still using the larger piece, as you can die cut your flowers and embellishments from the centre, you can't tell onced its matted and layered and you have saved card !
I also use a fine tip for my cosmic shimmer glue, it lasts me twice as long as it did before, so it really does save you money!
Michele has bagged herself a bargain at The Range..........
The Creativity magazine (latest issue) is on sale for £2.99 instead of £4.99, she also said they had older issues for £1, as Michele quite rightly points out, its worth it just for the freebies! Well spotted Michele, thank you for sharing xxxx
Anyone think of anything else just leave it comments below.
I am off to prepare for the arrival of Mother & Father in law, pop my pinny on, see if I can cram the craft room door closed, slip into perfect housewife moide for 48hrs!! Afternoon tea anyone???
Love and hugs to all,