Good morning one and all. Hope all is well with you. What a beautiful couple of days we have had and an overnight torrential downpour in the early hours yesterday kept the garden fresh and watered.
However, what sadness at what has happened to flight MH17. It made myself and Mr Duck thank our lucky stars. As some of you may know, I'm half Malaysian and when we go to visit my family, it tends to be at this time of year. When next we go, it will be with some fear and trepidation after this. My thoughts are with the poor lost souls and their devastated families.
Thanks for your enquiries about my Bevelled Glass Striplet cut. I'm going to rename it the Slicing Striplet as I have managed to cut the same finger with it again but in a different place!!!
They are similar to paper cuts. . . . . .don't look much but hurt like h**l.
If it happens a 3rd time, I shall contact Craft Lawyers 4 U hahaha!!!
Now, today's card is the first festive card at The Pond this year. I was trying to be ironic by photographing a Christmas card with my beautifully fragrant Amber Queen rose lol!!!
It was born out of the card I showed here as I used the circle of stripletting cut from the centre to make this one.
I did take a pic of the process on my phone but that is away for repair but it is similar to this snap that I took for another card.
I cut a circle the same size from a 6x6 cream card base I had made and stuck a piece of double sided sticky sheet to the back of the aperture than stuck the stripletted circle onto this.
Indigo Blu Royal Peacock gilding flakes brushed over and rubbed in.
I then peeled the backing off the double sided sticky sheet and stuck another 6x6 piece of card to it to neaten the inside.
Bit of bling coloured with metallic Promarkers added and a sentiment.
I must confess,with the sentiment, I did do it on the actual card base in Versamark and mica and it looked lovely. I then reached for my trusty hairspray to "fix" the mica and proceeded to spray it with. . . . . . .shaving foam!!!!!!!!!!
After a few naughty and unrepeatable expletives, I had to re-do the sentiment, this time on another piece of card in copper embossing powder. Not how I wanted the card to look but I wasn't going re-do that lovely centrepiece again
Right then, before I forget, Karen (Karenlotty) sorry, I thought you sussed the edges on the White on White card but I misunderstood so I've taken the following snaps to show how I line up my Striplet on the card and cutting plate to get the edge that way. . . . . . .
Hope that now makes sense chuck? You could obviously cut the entire die along the edge and then cut off what you don't want but that would waste card (and we don't do that folks, do we lol???)
Jacquie, Stoneleigh Park is in Warwickshire, in between Coventry and Leamington Spa. I'm lucky as its only just over 10 mins by car from me.
Ita, so sorry you're back in hospital matey. What on earth has that GP been doing to you? Take care chuck. We are all wishing you well.
Have a great weekend folks. German GP for me but only highlights boohoo.