Wednesday, 19 February 2020
The last of the cards for 'Inlovearts'
Good Morning Ladies,
We had a bit of a break from the rain today thankfully, although there is a lot more forecast for later in the week. It was just nice to hear the birds singing again. I can't wait to be able to get the washing out on the line.
I had one of those 'achieve nothing' days yesterday, I set myself a goal of making three cards, well that was a joke, I started having a play with some of the new things that I bought at the weekend, only to discover that a lot of the things we buy because we have seen someone else use them and make it look so easy to achieve great results, are a bit of a let down (well for the novice anyway)!!
I will get the hang of this Gelli plate if it kills me, I think I know what the problem might be and it's something that I was chatting to the 'Card -I-o' lady with on Saturday, I am a bit of a perfectionist and things like the Gelli Plate are not an 'exact' product, what I mean is that the results are meant to be a bit messy and irregular, with bits missing etc, so I guess I have to learn to look at things differently, which is hard if your mind is set in a certain way. A lot of the people we watch have spent a lot of time 'perfecting' their art before we get to see it too, which is something we can easily forget, I expect their first few tries ended up in the bin too!
Watch this space for some 'irregular' non-symmetrical, non-cotswold crafter style cards!!
Today's card is the last of the cards that I made for ' Inlovearts' using their 'Hollow Frame Die' I used it to make a shaped Easel card, I die cut it out of 300gsm card first and then cut two more pieces out of a Chloe's Design pad that I bought a while back, the pattern is made up of tiny gold foiled 🦋 Butterflies. I attached one piece to the bottom and one to my card front. I then die cut a Gold Mirror card square and then coloured another square with Victorian Velvet Distress Oxide as it matched the background colour really well. I stamped my sentiment onto the coloured square with Versamark ink (making sure the ink was dry and I used an anti static bag too) before I added the gold embossing powder.
To finish the card I used the dies that came with the Chloe's Butterfly collection to die cut a Gold Mirror butterfly and a tiny butterfly die that matches the design on the paper perfectly to die cut some of the butterflies from the background paper, I added the larger one to act as the stopper for the easel and the others I dotted around the card for decoration.
A simple card but it looks quite sweet up close.
I hope that you all have a lovely day however you are spending it,
Love and hugs to all,