Monday, August 25, 2014

Keep It Together

I’ve seen a fair bit of partial die cutting around lately and wanted to give it a go but I don't have any of those stamp and die sets like Laura Bassen used in her tutorial, but it occurred to me that the houses from the Marianne Christmas village might work.

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Annoyingly, I managed to crease one and almost cut through the other…but it kind of worked!

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…and I’m pleased with my inking!

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Rainbow Scape

I took my inspiration from Jen Rzasa’s beautiful creation  - although mine is by no means as refined as hers, but you have to use what you’ve got, right? In this case a digi stamp by Hero Arts called Silly Scape.

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Is this CASEing or is it just plain copying? I’m not sure! But in my defence I never make thank you cards (cos I’m just plain mean!) so its not a exact copy. Plus I don't own any Altenew stamps… so to remedy this I’m gonna try my luck and enter it for the CASE Study challenge anyway!

Hmm, I might yet add another sentiment to it…what do you think?

Monday, August 18, 2014

Monkey Business

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After seeing this amazingly cute monkey by Laura Bassen, I thought “that would easily translate into a shaped card.. “ and so it did!

I cut the shapes out on Robo Cop so I’m afraid I cant be as useful as she was with her measurements but I DID make sure it would fit in an envelope – allbeit “on the squiff”

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I cut his eye ‘holes’ out of his heart shaped face and backed them with acetate so they shine when they catch the light…

Monday, August 11, 2014

Come To A Party

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Isn't it funny how a perfectly innocent conversation can result in.. well, a commission.

A colleague was telling me about a party she was organising for her father later in the year and by the end of the conversation, I was making her invitations and my friend is doing the cake!

I knew I wanted to go with a blue, white & silver theme and stripes – inspiration from the West Bromwich Albion logo – and I saw a design on Pinterest with a flowing font for the number so I tried it myself!

I created the postcards in Photoshop and the ‘seventy’ was cut by Robo Cop. Here is a closer look:

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As I said on Instagram, you get half way through something like this and wonder why you ever started…but its usually worth it in the end!