Good Morning Ladies,
I hope that you all had a lovely day in the sunshine yesterday, I didn't too much time in the garden as I was in my Craft Room for most of the morning then in the afternoon I went with Paul to do a 'Big Shop' I was then that I realised how chilly the wind was, I really regret not taking a jacket with me, the queue at Asda was huge and it was really chilly, we only needed a few bits (the things that we can't get in Aldi), which I was pleased about as the customers in that store do not respect the 2m rule.
I have to say that our Aldi store is by far the best for taking all the precautions to make your shop as risk free as possible, as you near the front of the queue that chap asks you if you need a trolley, if you do he antibac's it before he gives it to you, you then wait for the first aisle to be clear before you enter. Their tills are set out well too, they have really thought about the safety of their staff as well as customers, which is really good to see.
Today's card is my first attempt at using the 'Card-io MajeMask'
The stencils come in three seperate pieces, making the mask really versatile, I will admit that at first I was sceptical that I would be able to emboss through 300 gsm card but I could with ease:
I first cut myself a 6 1/2 X 6 1/2 inch piece of white 300gsm card
I then centred the centred the outer (square piece) of the mask onto my card fixed in place with low tack tape, then I flipped it over and using a Tumble Dryer sheet I rubbed around the circle so that it left the outline embossed onto my card, I took my Embossing Ball tool and traced around the circle, which left a lovely clear raised circle on the right side of my card.
I placed the narrow plastic ring into the square, taped it again, flipped it and repeat the above step, which left me with a lovely embossed circle with a border.
I left the masks in place while I used a variety of Card-io stamps to create my stamped design, I left everything in place while I positioned the Sentiment stamp which is from Inkyliscious, placed everything in my stamp tool and added the stamped sentiment.
I popped that piece to one side to dry while I cut a White frame with an aperture, using a smaller circle die to cut a Berry Burst inner frame. I added a Berry burst mat to my frame piece.
Lastly I peeled away the tape holding the mask in place which revealed a perfectly framed stamped image. I added foam pads around the outer of the stamped piece and placed the frame over. To finish I added some Berry Burst Ribbon and a die cut butterfly.
The whole piece is 7 x 7 inches. Adding the frame made that 4 1/4 inch circular stamped piece into quite a good sized card.
I was pleased with my first attempt, even though it isn't perfect.
I will be in the Craft room most of today too as Becca has asked me to make a 'Special Boxed' Card for Adam's Mum's 60th Birthday, he asked Becca to tell me that his Mum's favourite flowers where Lily's, but they just remind me of Sympathy cards, I might just go with her favourite colour and 'Wing it' ! Wish me luck!!
I hope that you all have a lovely day,
Love and hugs to all,