I’m pleased that someone has decided to play along with me and my Leftovers Challenge – anybody else? Yesterday I finished off getting my leftovers properly organised into individual Ziplock bags per stamp set. I did have them sitting in separate piles on a tray but I didn’t think they were very secure! I could see the tray getting knocked over or me switching on the overhead ceiling fan, and sending the leftovers flying in all directions!
The leftovers I’ve used on today’s card are the sentiment, the lighthouse and the Balmy Blue oval die cut. The sentiment had already been stamped onto a piece of Balmy Blue Cardstock (CS), and I die-cut it using the die from the matching Smooth Sailing Stamp Set. I also die-cut the lighthouse, and cut off the sea round its base.
The Balmy Blue oval started life as one of the Scalloped Note Cards & Envelopes. When I had been working on a previous project, I dry embossed the front of the card using the 3D High Seas Embossing Folder. Unfortunately, I put the card in upside down! Grrr!! To use it for today’s card, I cut the front of the card off, and die-cut it into an oval using the largest Stitched Shapes Oval Die.
Under normal circumstances, this was the wrong way to produce a dry-embossed die-cut shape i.e. it should be die-cut first, and then dry-embossed! Yesterday I didn’t have the luxury of choice as the embossing had already been done! By die-cutting after the embossing the oval has lost some of the depth of the embossing! Thank goodness it was a 3D embossing folder, or I may have lost all the embossing! LOL!
I used my craft knife and my self-healing cutting mat, to cut along the lines of the lowest waves on the oval. This enabled me to slide the lighthouse into the slit so the waves are coming up the side of the lighthouse! I used Tombow to adhere the top of the lighthouse onto the oval, and then I adhered the oval on to the Night of Navy scalloped oval.
I used the Subtle Dynamic Embossing folder on the top Whisper White CS layer, and adhered it to a layer of Night of Navy CS. Before I adhered to the Balmy Blue CS card base, I wrapped a piece of Night of Navy and Sahara Sand Baker’s Twine around them both. I added an anchor and tied the twine in a knot and then a bow. After I had trimmed off the ends, I added a Glue Dot behind the anchor where it meets with the bow.To decoate the inside of the card I added a layer of Night of Navy CS and a layer of Whisper White CS. I frequently prefer to stamp and die-cut the image I’m using to decorate inside the card. The reason I prefer doing it as a die-cut is because if I make a mistake, I’m only spoiling a small piece of cardstock rather than a complete layer. I also think a die-cut adds a bit more character to the layer.
Amazing what can be done with a few leftovers, isn’t it? LOL! Just a quick reminder for you. Today is the last day you can earn Bonus Coupons on your orders. That is for every €60/£45 of your order, you’ll receive a €6/£4.50 coupon code. These can be used with your orders during August.
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