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Today I have created my first ever card for a blog challenge. It is for Case Study Challenge blog and Joy Taylor is the muse for June. Here is the card she did as inspiration:-
I am also entering this card into the Joanna Sheen Challenge Blog. Two challenges for my first ever competition card. I am quite excited.
This side view shows not only the dimension on the front of my card but also the inside decoration too. I wanted to do something totally unique and very different.
I don't decorate the inside of all of my cards, but as this card is a top fold, I wanted to ensure it was sturdy and could stand alone without collapsing.
Starting with Centura Ice White pearl card in size 5 x 7inches, I then layered it with plum card before using panels of canvas effect card in bright white. This canvas card has a slight sheen to it and is also stunning when used with ink etc to create toppers etc. It was a purchase from Aldi and has become one of my favourite cards.
The sentiment I used is one I've had for many years, but unfortunately cannot remember the manufacturer. The fancy swirl beneath is a small stamp from a collection by the wonderful Anna Griffin. It can be used in so many ways and it also makes fabulous lacy borders (*).
Next I used my Spellbinders butterflies and cut out three each in soft lilac vellum and also plum card. Using some of the canvas card again with Spellbinders Moroccan Accents, I made an intertwined border for along the left hand side. I love the effect of the border dies intertwined, it gives them a totally different look and expands the uses of your dies. Sue Wilson of Particraft gave me that fab idea, thank you Sue.
(*) I have a quick tip for you here:- If you have lots of small stamps and have often wondered what to do with them - use them to decorate around your Spellbinder diecuts. If you leave the die in place and then stamp carefully around the edge you get a fabulous bordered finish to the stamping and it works out alot cheaper than buying the new stamps that are made to fit these dies. If you want to create a border with a blank in the middle for your sentiment, hold a smaller diecut in the center (as a mask) while your die is still in place and then stamp into the gap between. Don't worry if the stamp doesn't fit in the gap, just let it stamp over the edge. When you remove the die and the smaller shape (mask) you will have a perfect border around your diecut shape.
Often I will stamp the sentiment first onto the bigger diecut and then find a smaller diecut that covers it the best before I proceed with the border. This allows us to create a border in the size that suits your sentiment without having to squeeze it in afterward.
Well that is it for now. I hope you have enjoyed seeing my Case card today and will find some use from stamping tips. I will try and do a photographic, step by step tutorial for those tips. I don't have very good lighting etc for that type of thing, but I think I'd like to give it a go. Wish me luck.
Bye for now. Hugs Linda xx
Oh, before I forget, I will be back at 2pm with names of our 3Winners for our draw.