DON’T FORGET!! Trimmer blades will be available at 6 pm in the UK and 7 pm in Europe TODAY! This is last time that these blades will be available. GOOD NEWS!! We have been told good progress is being made with the new trimmer and it will be priced at €30.00/£23.00 when it’s launched!
I didn’t need to telephone the dentist yesterday – which is just as well because I was too busy! – but the dental nurse phoned me to see how I was getting on. After I had explained that the toothache started again on Monday, she took all the details, and said she would explain it to the dentist. She’s going to call me back today to let me know what the dentist wants to do!
I wasn’t planning on doing another laser-cut card yesterday, but I knew that the design I had in my mind would suit it brilliantly. The inspiration started with the birds which have been die-cut with a die from the Well Written Framelits Dies. You may remember I used one of these birds about a week ago on one of my children’s cards challenge.
I saw a card on Pinterest where someone had used the Well Written Die Set to die cut some of the leaves – I don’t know how many – and three birds She adhered the leaves to her card base as if it was a fence, and then adhered the birds. It looked fabulous! I had already decided I was going to use the Good Morning Magnolia Stamp Set, and I thought I could use the bird idea if I used a laser-cut card.
I stamped four images of the smaller magnolia using Black Memento Ink. To colour them I used the following Stampin’ Blends: Dark Soft Suede, Light and Dark Petal Pink, and Light and Dark Call Me Clover. I also stamped the sentiment, which is from the Beautiful Bouquet Stamp Set, on Whisper White Cardstock (CS), using Memento Black Ink.
To die-cut the four magnolias, I used the die from the Magnolia Memory Die Set. I die-cut four birds using Soft Suede CS. I went over one of the birds very firmly with my bone folder so I could use it facing the opposite direction! Finally I die-cut the sentiment using an oval die from the Stitched Shapes Framelit Dies, and a scalloped layer in Petal Pink CS using a die from the layering Ovals Framelits Dies.
Have you used any of the new Stampin’ Up! Die Sets yet? If you haven’t, you’re in for a real treat! You will find they are thinner than our previous dies; you’ll also find the tape the dies are held onto the card with, doesn’t tansfer on to the dies – there’s no sticky residue on the dies for you to clean off! Last but by no means least, the cutting edge is just a tad inside the die, unlike right on the edge as it was previously. There are two great advantages of this; firstly, the dies don’t leave “halos”, and secondly, when you line up the die on the outline of your stamped image, the die will leave an equal amount of your base cardstock all around the image! No more reaching for your Paper Snips to trim up the edges so they all look alike!
Back to today’s card. I used two Petal Pink CS layers inside my card because I like it for the reason I explained yesterday. It also makes the card feel an excellent weight and very sturdy. I made a bow for this card using the Petal Pink Organdy Striped Ribbon. Unfortunately I put the glue on the wrong side, and discarded it! I tried to make another one and lost count of the amount of times I tried, but it just would not work. In frustration I gave up, and used the retired ribbon.
To finish off my card I put a Basic Pearl at each end of the sentiment, and a tiny Basic Pearl for the eye for all three birds! Inside the card I adhered the fourth Magnolia, and the fourth bird. That’s it from me today. I look forward to being back with you tomorrow, and in the meantime, happy crafting.
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