Wednesday, 19 March 2014

And you thought I was obsessive!

 My students tease me about being OCD in regard to having things straight. The following was in this week's Splitcoaststampers email link:

"When I make a card I try to get all elements straight, but when I am done they are a little off. I mostly see it when I take a picture for my files. Is there a way to get it straight every time? I want to someday sell my cards and I can't if they continue to be off."
A: For me, rather than using adhesive that's stuck and done, I use Tacky Glue to assemble my cards - the glue gives me just a little bit of wiggle room if my initial placement isn't just right. It might also help to work on a gridded surface, or use a laser level to help you keep things aligned. 

Surely the woman giving this advice is taking the mickey?? 

5 minutes later - after searching the forum:

They actually do make laser levels for cardmaking and scrapbooking - I am gobsmacked!! NO I DO NOT WANT ONE!!

Sunday, 2 March 2014

It's Autumn - hooray!

Hopefully this means some cooler weather ahead (I know - probably not until Easter, but I can dream...).

Inspired by Simply Cards - Issue 65 I spent some 'me' time playing with my new favourite die - the Spellbinders A5 Filligree Delight.
The featured image is from Graphic 45.
I made my own flowers from paper towel, coloured with Distress Ink (Dried Marigold) and Distress Marker (Dried Marigold, Festive Berries). The flowers are done in the same way as any of the spiral flower dies - cut a circle then cut a spiral into the circle.
The leaves are an old Carl punch (momji leaf?) (looks suspiciously like another leaf that starts with 'm'!).
I stamped the BoBunny Autumn paper first with a crackle image stamp (and Distress Ink - Aged Mahogany) and edged the punched leaves with Aged Mahogany Marker  then crumpled the leaves.
This is a standard rectangular card - my camera just wants to make it square!!