Thursday, 27 June 2013

Just when you thought it was safe to do apertures.........

Good morning everybody. Hope its all good with you and yours. Hope I haven't put you out with blogging at the wrong time on certainly confused me !!!

Well Gail, it's like this. After the my doh!!! moment on the last card, I go and do it again on this one......Grrrrr !!! At least my glitters are getting a summer outing.

I started with a 6x6 base cut from a pale blue card. I then cut a slightly smaller layer from some turquoise card.
With the turquoise piece, I cut one of the Spellbinders Bracket Borders out of it, twice at the top and twice at the bottom. I then cut one of the Spellbinders Les Papillons 2 out of the middle and one of the butterflies from the Spellbinders Jewel Flower and Flourishes out of either side and promptly hoofed the bits into the bin (you know what's coming, don't you?)
I cut the butterflies again using pale blue card.
Then I stuck double sided tape across the back and popped the pale blue butterflies into the apertures in the turquoise card, then realised I had binned bits I needed again. The air was blue-er than the card by this point so out came the trusty pale blue glitter.

I stamped the sentiment (which I thought was quite appropriate by this point) with blue pigment ink then heat embossed it with Cosmic Shimmer clear powder.
I then stuck this layer flat to the base card.

I think that it turned out ok, despite another muppet moment. If there is another one, I'm not admitting to it.

Have a good day folks and hope its warm and sunny in your part of the pond. Close 

Ang x



  1. Ang, your card is fab considering you did the same again, but it goes to show you can save the day and turn out a great card.

    Just having 5 mins before I head off to work, and oh boy am I glad I have to go. My house looks like Paddy's market, stuff every where. Poor dog is wondering where he can lie.
    Have a good day.
    Hazel xxx

  2. Apologies for the "close" at the end of my post. I was going to put "close ups below" then decided to have them higher up. I have just tried to edit it out but Blogger won't let me today. x

  3. Fabulous card Ang, gorgeous shades of blue. Love how you've used the really pretty dies. Never tried anything like this before, I'm not all that adventurous, have a good day, Kate x

  4. Great idea with the dies, great card, xxx

  5. Oh! Poor you! I am so glad it isn't just me! That said it is a lovely card Ang and whatever went wrong it isn't obvious which is all that matters. It's lovely!
    Crafty Hugs
    Heather xx

  6. Hi Ang Fab. Card ,love the design.

  7. It will be a case of third time lucky next time you have a go at apertures!! Anyway the card you have shown us today is very nice composition. Best wishes Jackie

  8. Good morning Ang, great day for "the duckies" here its pouring rain!!!
    What a stunning card love what you have done with your Dies.
    Had you never mentioned things went wrong no one would ever have known cause it is brilliant.
    Have a Great Day

    Patricia xxx