Wednesday, 17 February 2010

TORN CIRCLES...apertures.

O.K. now I'm getting obsessive...I noticed when I tore my last circle that it came out cleanly.....soooo I thought I would have a go a creating an aperture on a card blank. Again it worked well, it had to be scored and soaked several times and left inbetween but it tore away easily. the only trouble was, it was a damaged card blank so I had to cover the front to disguise the marks., which also meant I had to redo the aperture not difficult but I should have waited til the front had dried properly (I used PVA with the brown paper and that made it quite soggy and floppy!).

I have to mention the backing paper, I picked up and invaluable tip from June (Flowerbud) on Docrafts forum, she introduced me to Wordle a free online text programme, it's very simple and quite addictive to play with and you can create some great unique and personalised backing papers. I will have to explore this further, but I used one of my test pieces to cover the inside face of the card. I tissue dyed a heart on it as I will be entering it in the "hearts" challenge on the Daring Cardmakers blog. It also has the theme of music so I will enter it into the Creative Craft challenge "Music to my ears".

I created the embellishments from salvaged wire (it's extremely handy having an electrician husband...he strips the sleeving of scraps of wire for me...although I don't think this is standard household cable's something to do with steel armoured underground cable...whatever... very handy and easy to bend!!). Salvaged beads from a necklace (Katie's not mine...I'm getting quite a collection, I'm glad she buys cheap jewellery, it breaks on a regular basis!), and the hanging ribbons from a top. The quote was PC printed on a scrap of card left over from my "moving" card.... a few doodles later............ I was left with a bit of a battered card!....I really should have let that front dry first!!!!!! Oh well live and learn.

Thanks again June for that tip


Lythan said...

Wow that is amazing Diane. I love the wire embellishment. Thanks for sharing the love with DCM this week:)

SueH said...

How you manage to stay away from cardmaking stash always amazes me Diane but you always seem to create a masterpiece.
It’s great that hubby is in a job that ‘provides’ for you too but if he was my OH I’d have to make him change his job and work in a craft shop Lol!

Thanks for joining the Daring Cardmakers this week.

sandra tomlinson said...

wow so inventive i love it, thanks for joining in at creative crafts and good luck xxx

Pretty-In-Ink said...

You are so creative Diane! Love this! xx

Lynda said...

You are so creative with your 'lack' of card making goodies. This is just fabulous! Thanks for joining in with Daring Cardmakers.

Lynda xxx

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