Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Playing Catch Up

Another long blog break. Without going into too much detail, life has been CRAZY. I don't think I can handle a whole lot more drama in my life right now. My dad is currently in the hospital following a round of some GI virus which ended up with him being severely dehydrated. Hoping he gets out today :) I'm going to attempt to write a bunch of posts so that each day I can just post one and still have a bit of a bank to choose from.

Here's some of what happened in March:
 This cute card is cased from Jessica Taylor's blog. It was fairly simple but still uses some fun techniques. It would be easy to gussy it up even more by adding some texture to the side or base.

The image is from Apothecary Art and I heat embossed it using black embossing powder and then coloured the image with re-inkers and an aqua painter.  Some dazzling details in the flower centers finishes off the look.  The sentiment is from Loving Thoughts and please excuse that it's crooked. I was rushing. I think my favorite part of this card is the flowers. 

They're punched in Pool Party using the Boho Blossoms punch and then I just manipulated the paper until the layers separated. They're popped up on dimensionals and a rhinestone adds a touch of sparkle.

I hope you like today's card. Here's a brief step-by-step:

Step 1: Fold your card base in half. Then fold the front half back towards the center fold. 
Place the framelit so the middle point lines up with the crease. Put a sticky note down to mark the fold and hold the framelit in place.
Step 2: Make your sandwich for the Big Shot like this:
Bottom: Multipurpose platform (all tabs)
Middle: Cutting Pad
Card base
Top: Place cutting pad on top but line it up with the sticky note. Don't put the cutting pad over the whole framelit or it will cut the whole thing.

The science to this is that the framelit will only cut where there is enough pressure so by placing the cutting pad halfway on the framelit, it will cut where you want without doing th

 Step 3: Run it through the Big Shot and see your beautiful creation!

Step 4: Embellish as desired. I cut out another same size piece of Whisper White cardstock with the framelit to cover up the base to hide the fold line. 

Hope this helps!



  1. I didn't know your Dad was in hospital. Was that before or after my birthday party? Give him our best.

  2. He was admitted Monday. I think I'll be going to see him tonight. Sounds like he's not getting out today :( I'll pass on your well wishes. Thank you.

  3. Sorry to hear about your dad, I hope he is feeling better.

    Lovely card. I will have to try that. Thanks for sharing!

    ~Boni Montano