Monday, 16 April 2012

Top of the morning..




Monday morning blues anyone? not here sun is shining on NE Scotland today.
i hope you all had a wonderful weekend ours was eventful as it always is, tried to do bit more of the house and my daughter decided to slice the top of her finger off.
happy to say she is ok, just very sore and she has trooped off to work this morning, she is a tiler so she had to go.
anyway i also announced on twitter the winner of the competition i was running it was to get to a target of 100 followers and one random follower would get to pick a card of their choice of my shop.
Happy to say she contacted me this morning and picked her card, that will be sent of today. Well done @workymum for winning.

ok back to the reason we are here i said i would post a card up and let you know how i did it so here goes, this spellbinder set of dies are the newest addition to my family of dies,i didn't think i would get much use from them but turns out i love them, they are great, i especially love the manniquin and sewing machine, anyway for anyone making a card for a crafty person these are good buy.


nice easy one to start, i used a blank scalloped edged card to start, i laid out all my dies on the card and decided were their homes would be, I found some material looking backing paper (blue) placed it on the black mounting card. and added to my blank card, i have wet embossed the pin cushion, sewing machine, thimble, scissor and manniquin . to do this you cut and emboss using a cuttlebug/grand caliba or any other die cutting machine. then leave the dies in place on the paper and run over with a versa mark pad then take off the dies gently and sprinkle over your embossing powder and heat and the end result is lovely. i used the trendy embossing folder for my 2 swatch squares to give another texture, to the card trying to keep it all as material like as i could, when i cut out the cotton reel i just wound round some twine gluing it in place at the back i stuck them all down in place adding a few buttons,
the sentiment was stamped and embossed first, then cut and i brushed over a distress ink on the card while the die was in place so it didn't stay stark white,  only the edges stayed white. i used a holographic card for the sewing machine thimble and scissors to give a metal look to them,
i finished with some cosmic glue pearls around the edge
i hope you like the card i certainly enjoyed making it..
any questions please ask.
any comments please leave.

This card is for sale at www.taylormadecards.co.uk

ttfn x



















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