Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Nuts About You "hang in there" card

Something you should know about me is that when I need to create a lot of samples in a hurry (eg, for my catalogue launch this Saturday), I simply turn to Pinterest and start CASEing (Copy And Share Everything).  That way, instead of fiddling around with paper and stamps and probably producing one original idea in three hours, I can turn out several projects in the same amount of time. 

Of course, it helps enormously that the US/Canada catalogue comes out one month earlier than ours. This means we have a whole month of projects to copy! 

Sometimes I stay with the card I’m CASEing, sometimes I adapt to the supplies I have and sometimes I go so far off piste that you wouldn’t recognise them as the same card. 

This one was a very close copy of a card made by US demonstrator Linda Callahan. All I changed was the DSP, the button and the colours of the stamping (as you probably know, I prefer stronger colours).  Like the previous project I posted, I inked the tree in Soft Suede, then cleaned off the leaves using a cotton bud, before reinking them with a marker. 

I love the trend for the circles of thread/twine and can never get them perfect. I learned recently that this was because many stampers spray them with starch first (maybe hairspray would work too?). After learning this, I decided that life was too short and I’d simply live with the imperfection!

1 comment:

  1. great card and imperfection can be another persons perfection xx


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