A Little Lace - quick & simple
Inspiration this week came from the upcoming Annual Catalogue and a colour challenge I joined for the first time at TGIF. You can see the project I entered for the challenge in my previous post.
To create the A Little Lace card
20 x 10 cm ww thick - scored at 10cm
9 x 9 cm ww thick
9.5 x 9.5 Calypso Coral plus a scrap for the punched flower
15 cm x 11 cm Pool Party
1.2 cm strip of ww thick
To create the die cut elements
Have you seen the Stitched Lace dies? Such beautiful lace cut patterns and borders with just the turn of the Big Shot - so pretty!
Use the Pool Party card with the Stitched Lace die. We will only be using a small piece of the die cut card but you can always use the rest on other projects.
Top Tip #1
Run through your die cutting machine a couple of times (or more depending on your machine), to ensure all the lovely details cuts properly.
Top Tip #2
You will find it much easier if you use a die brush to pop out all the tiny pieces.
These little pieces go everywhere - I used my poky tool to get the remaining bits out.
Use the border die to create a lacy strip, aligning carefully.
Top Tip #3
I used a small piece of low tack tape to hold the die in place.
Here is the separated border.
To create the stamped and punched elements
I used Pool Party ink to stamp a border along the thick ww panel. I also decorated the inside of the card and the envelope with this stamped border.
The sentiment has been stamped onto the strip of thick ww with Calypso Coral ink.
I used the Small Bloom Punch that was a free Sale-A-Bration item for the flower. For those who didn't get the punch for free, it will be returning in the upcoming Annual catalogue.
To assemble the card
Adhere the lacy border strip below the stamped border - I used Snail, trim off edges. I scuffed the edges of the Calypso Coral card and then adhered the ww panel with Tombow. Scuffing the edges adds texture but I know that some people can't bear to have scuffy edges! I didn't set out to scuff but when I was putting the card together I wasn't happy with it - scuffing seemed the answer, well to me at least.
The sentiment has been adhered with dimensionals. I used the end of my poky tool to shape the flower and then adhered with Tombow. A jewel in the centre of the flower adds a bit of sparkle.
Here is the completed card and envelope.
I think I will make some more of these little square cards, perhaps in different colours. I have been sending more cards than usual as a way of keeping in touch with friends and family during the current situation. After all, you can put a text or a facebook post on the mantle piece can you?
These lovely stamps and dies are available as bundle until the beginning of June which means there is a 10% bundle discount. Both items will be with us in the upcoming Annual Catalogue but not as a bundle.
I hope my posting projects in a different order this week has not confused anyone.
I will be back at the weekend; I'm taking part in another blog hop where I will be using blue poppies!
Stay safe and well.
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