Detailed Floral Thinlits Congratulations Card
August 21, 2016
This must be just the most gorgeous thinlit - the Detailed Floral Thinlit with coordinating Floral Phrases stamp set. I just LOVE the projects on page 76 and 77 of the catalogue featuring this bundle. I took inspiration from the samples to make these cards.
Tips and Techniques: I've layered the Night Of Navy cardstock over shimmery white cardstock for this one. The white craft ink showed nicely on the darker cardstock. Embossing would give it even more oomph I think. Some pearls to finish.
My current favourite plate for cutting these detailed thinlits is the new Big Shot Platform. It is ever so slightly raised in the middle section and I find I'm getting really even nice cuts using it with the acrylic pads. I run it through and back, then turn it 90 degrees (1/4 turn) and run it through and back again. The die brush is handy for getting lots of the little bits out. The precision plate is good too for the detailed thinlits - although it is very rough on the acrylic plates and tends to warp them so I save all my old hacked up ones for use with my precision plate. If I had to choose between the two - I'd invest in the new Big Shot Platform.
Here's a variation where I just reversed the colours - Shimmery White on top. I trimmed it down a little so that a border of navy would show. (And really didn't do a fabulously even job of that trimming so don't look too closely!)
For this one I stamped the greeting straight on and of course managed to get it a little wonky - so stamped it again on a strip of cardstock and popped it up on dimensionals. That did the trick - mistake all gone. I roughed up the edge with the side of some scissors for a little added texture. I do love the 3 sizes of pearls all lined up.
I'm busy here today making another mess in the dining room.
This time I'm tackling a job I've been meaning to do for AGES.
I've got a heap of half completed post bound albums here and I'm taking all the completed pages out and transferring them to big ring bound albums.
So instead of having a bunch of albums that say "Hannah 2004" with 6 layouts, and "Hannah 2007" with 3 layouts - I'm just going to whack all the finished Hannah layouts into a ring binder (or two) in rough chronological order. Two full albums instead of 10 itsy bitsy ones.
The process is taking me rather longer than planned as I can't help reading all the stories as I'm going. So having a rather delightful trip down memory lane as I jiggle and juggle and sort.
I did notice one thing as I was making piles. The Hannah pile is about 3 inches high and the Jack pile is rather short!! Seems like I was in a huge scrapbooking phase when Hannah was a toddler and not so much during the Jack years. So 'scrapbooking about Jack' is on my next to do list I think!
Have a fabulous week.