Saturday, 27 June 2015
Just a simple card today I am demoing at Strikes Garden Centre in Daleside today, pop in if you are in the area!
Today's card was made at a demo day a few weeks ago when I was asked about men's cards. I have a simple approach to men's cards, what I do is to make a similar card to my usual fare I just make them in Masculine colours and make them less fussy (far less flowers is usually a start!)
This card is a version of the delicate Canadian background card I made a few weeks ago in Primrose and Milk foundation card. The colours were chosen by the people attending the demo and we felt that making it ion Taupe and Black would make it more Male!
I started by die cutting the outline die from the Canadian background die in the taupe. Whilst in the die I hand cut the aperture (using my scalpel) by running it along the edge of the inside of the die. I left a large 2cm wide border around the die cut.
Next I cut an aperture in the middle of an A5 piece of black card using the die as a guide and again my scalpel. I adhered the die cut over the aperture and added a 1.2cm border all around.
Next I cut the centre die from the same background ( the pieces have been separated in this background to make it easier to cut and to give greater flexibility) set in the centre of a larger piece of the taupe card and foam mounted the frame over this. I then added a black layer and again left a larger border.
Finally I added a stamped sentiment (from my daisy Chains clear stamp set) stamped on the taupe card in black archival ink. I added one of the classic folder flowers (the larger one) cut in coconut white foundation card to which I added a sprinkling of iced snow so that there was a little but of bling! To lift the card I added cosmic pearl PVA at the centre of each flower,
Creative Expressions Craft Dies by Sue Wilson
Classic folder flower
CE Clear stamps daisy Chain elements from me
Taupe and Black foundation card
Cosmic Pearl PVA