I’m really very pleased to be able to report that know hubby is making excellent progress! He’s still coughing but it isn’t anywhere near as bad as it was!
At long last I have devised my own way of flagging ends and getting perfection every time! If you’re successful with whatever method you use to flag your strips, you can jump this paragraph! LOL! For anybody else who struggles, this is how I do it! I use my grid paper as my guide to make a pencil mark in the centre on both narrow ends of the strip that needs to be flagged. Then without letting the strip move, I use my ruler to draw a line half an inch up, and parallel to the narrow end of each strip. Use the lines on the grid paper as your guide. If this line isn’t perfectly parallel, the flags won’t be even. Next, cut from the centre pencil mark straight up to the parallell line. Then cut from the corner of the strip, straight to where the centre line reached the parallel line. You should find that triangle will drop off! Repeat on the opposite corner, and then the other end.
I started today’s card with a Whisper White Cardstock (CS) card base, a layer of Whisper White CS, and a top layer of Smokey Slate CS. Using Smokey Slate Ink, I stamped the two feet from the First Steps Stamp Set as if they had walked across the card. Next I adhered a Pearlised Doily off to the right-hand side of the card. I took a one and a half inch wide strip of Tropical Escape 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper (DSP), and flagged both ends! Have you spotted what I did wrong? It wasn’t until after I’d finished the front of the card, and I looked at it, I knew something wasn’t quite right! Then the penny dropped! I’d used a Whisper White CS base instead of a Smokey Slate card base! That’s the first time I’ve ever made that mistake! I used my guillotine to cut off the back half of the card, and then sliced off the four sides so that the only Whisper White that was visible was the second layer! Finally, I adhered what I was left with onto a Smokey Slate card base! If I wasn’t so open and honest, nobody need ever know what a silly mistake I made, but it’s too funny a story not to share!! LOL!By the way, today’s card was inspired by a card SU posted on the demonstrators’ website a couple of weeks ago. I was inspired by the SU card to write a New Baby Card Tutorial, but using a different stamp set. At the time, I didn’t have the First Steps Stamp Set, and used the Little Elephant Stamp Set instead. I included the tutorial in latest email newsletter which I sent to everyone who’s subscribed to my newsletter. If you received it, I hope you liked it!
That’s about it from me today. I hope you have a super weekend, and until I back with you tomorrow, happy crafting.
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