Firstly, yesterday I was looking for a small piece of black card for my OH in the 'snippets drawer' and it's so full I couldn't close the flipping thing again! Don't know about you but it's amazing how many little 'raids' he makes on my craft stuff....'You wouldn't happen to have.......?'. Eyelets, card, laminating, markers - you name it (and in nine cases out of ten I have it!).
Some serious sorting out is needed here and as Sandra has refused my
And, the other day I was emailing Bernie about Mulberry Paper (remember that?). Bernie and I have about a 24 hour lag in our emails as she lives in the USA - she produces some really beautiful, delicate cards and her blog (here) is worth a little peek! Like me, Bernie had some of the paper languishing in her craft closet. Then, by pure coincidence, about 30 minutes later I stumbled across a super tip when I was just blog-hopping and not even looking for anything to do with Mulberry Paper - kinda spooky! Credit where it's due - I've retraced my steps and the blog I found the tip on is 'Cats Whiskers', although it was only mentioned in passing I got the drift and just had a little play as I had both the slightly abandoned papers and the double-sided sticky back plastic:
Firstly, peel off one side of the backing from the sticky back plastic and put in on the wrong side of a sheet of Mulberry Paper. Some Mulberry Paper is the same on both sides but generally one side does have a better layer of the fibres showing.
Then using your chosen die (or punch I should think would be fine) - cut out the shape(s) you want. My Nesties don't have a trace of 'sticky' left on them by the way which was one concern I'd had.
Peel off the other side of the backing paper and stick onto your project. Bingo, no glue lines and a nice background on which to play. This was just to show how it's done as curiosity was getting the better of me - I'd struggled with glue and all sorts ages ago and been disappointed. It looks so much better in real life - very delicate. I suspect I now need to dig into those snippets and make some pretty little flowers and leaves to turn this into a card! Oooo, and I also have some new little white marabou feathers to play with too.
So, why waste time here when you could hop straight over to Julia's to see what everyone else is up to! Happy WOYWW and thanks for calling by.