Sunday, 11 May 2008

No Worries!

The lovely weather is back again!
May is definitely my favourite-est month of the year, with lots of lush new leaves and pretty flowers to enjoy.

Ok, so let's have a look at one of the cards using kits from this month's special offer.

I rolled the Leaves A La Carte wheel diagonally across the card base to disguise any gaps and to give the pattern a more 'random' appearance. I used the Wheel Guide (109920), which is nice and deep and the wheel just runs alongside it in a nice straight line. I've tried using ordinary rulers, but the wheels tends to ride up and over them spoiling the cardstock in the process. I've used the wheel for a card in this example, but you could just as easily cover a bigger piece of cardstock and use it for your scrapbooking instead.

Right, for the central panel I used my Soft Subtles markers directly on the stamp and then 'huffed' on it, to re-moisten the ink just before stamping. With the yellow centres, I thought the flowers could be little Forget-me-nots.

I stamped the words exactly in place by using my Stamp-a-ma-jig. This has to be one of the most useful tools that I have. I've lost count of the times that I've spent ages creating a card, only to spoil it with a wonky greeting! Not now, though!

I mounted the piece onto several mats. Try varying the widths and colour arrangement of these, to give the best effect. The darker colours tend to look better on the outside, as they enclose and make things look smaller.

The Bluebird was stamped separately, cut out and mounted on dimensionals. That's it - sweet and simple, just how I like a card to be!

Stamps: Carte Postale & Leaves A La Carte Wheel

Paper: Bashful Blue, Whisper White & Night Of Navy

Ink: Bashful Blue, Night Of Navy & Soft Subtles Markers in Bashful Blue, Barely Banana & Certainly Celery

Accessories: Dimensionals

Thanks for looking!


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chelemom said...

This is such a gorgeous card!!! Love the soft blues!

Pinky Roth said...

This is a very pretty card...I have this set and have never used have inspired me to get it out. Thanks for sharing!


Valscrap Démo Stampin up ! said...

It's amazing to see that you have stamps written in french !!! It's so often the "contraire" !!
Val, démo in France and on 'in love with stamping"

ink'n'rubba said...

Beautiful card Debbie - love the blue!