Tuesday, 7 May 2013

And this was meant to be a simple card

Sigh, it turned out to be trickier than I thought:
My undoing was choosing the really luscious blue self-adhesive backing, which is sparkly under a very shiny surface, and then deciding to back the white card with Woodware double sided sticky sheet before die cutting. Mostly 'cos my little trials with umpteen glues here on a snippet of the shiny blue showed it was hard to get card to stick properly and evenly. Trust me - it was like a glue sniffer's dream in here - phew.

Then it was a real battle to die cut the image properly and carefully remove the backing without wrecking it :( Got there in the end but I wanna make another three the same and am not sure me nerves can stand it!

I used:

- A6 white card stock

- blue sparkly and shiny sticky back paper

- white card, backed with double sided sticky sheet (just ordinary, not the Ultra sticky one - I suspect that would have been even more of a nightmare), then die cut with a Memory Box 'Modern Landscape' die. Had the die, still unused, since last Christmas - shame on me

- more white card, just cut to form another hill

- sentiment stamped using Funstamps F-J13 'Small Merry Christmas' stamp and Brilliant 'Mediterranean Blue' ink pad

'Crystal Ice' Ice Stickles

One done, only another three to go - sigh.

This card is for Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge, where this weeks challenge is to use a sentiment on the front of your card - and it's also for  Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra, May, where it's always anything goes.

Di
x

23 comments:

Jules said...

Hi Di

I love the finished look of this .. .. a great sparkly sky!!

I love this MB die .. .. it is still my one and only :-(

Its no good Di .. .. you will just have to get that sewing machine out. Stitch everything in place and leave the trees and houses standing proud on their own.

Hope you have a good week and enjoyed the bank holiday break.

Love Jules xx

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

So sparcle card and love that die,
gorgeous,
hugs TaMara

Sue - said...

Worth all the effort though - looks great!

Anonymous said...

What an outcome though Di, all of you hard work and effort has paid dividends. Love this card so much, it's stunning. It'd be such a shame not to do the other three :)

Hope you enjoyed the sunny BH, big hugs xx

Cathy said...

Love this card Di, beautiful with the blue sparkly sky. Well worth all you went through! :) This die is still on my wish list, it looks so versatile Cathy x

Vicky Hayes said...

It does look gorgeous Di but you might want to make yourself some breathing aparatus before embarking on the other 3! Vicky x

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Morning Di . . . LOVE this card and it's good to see a wonderful example of how to use this die. I have this one (as yet unopened and unused) . . . looking forward to playing with it.

Hugs
Sarn xxx

Maudieroff Roffey said...

That is beautiful Di - so sparkly... and what a great die cut... Mxx

Sandra H said...

This is gorgeous Di, lovely glittery card that you have used and the die is brilliant x

Caz said...

Perseverance and fortitude Di, it will definitely be worth it, the card is gorgeous.
Hugs
Caz x

505whimsygirl said...

Hello Di,

The card is just beautiful. I do love the sparkly blue sky!

Hugs,
Kay

Karen Petitt said...

A lot of hard work from you Di but I think that it was well worth it. It's a really stunning card, pricey boutique style - very chic! Karen x

Anonymous said...

Oooh, this is fab Di!! The blue sparkly backing is just perfect for the sky so your just going to have to have bad nerves and get the others made!
xx

Kathleen said...

Well I hope it was not as difficult to make as it was for me to get onto your blog tonight lol.
Sorry it was a problem but it is a fabulous card, love, love love, the sparkly blue sky and the scene on the horizon.

Kath x

Juls said...

oooooooooooh sparkle!!! Loving it!!! Hugs Juls

Sally H said...

Stunning, Di, even if it did leave you a little light headed!!! What gorgeous sparkle!

scrappymo! said...

This card is well worth the stress and aggro as it is gorgeous. That beautiful blue sparkly card has the look of the night sky!

Good luck wit the next three...if you have any teensy bits left, I saw this die on pinterest with your blue sparkly background card forming the sky and just a bit of the die with the house...all set inside a snowglobe die!

Off to the garden again for me!

Rose said...

WOW! this was well worth the work as it is stunning :) so glad you linked up with CHNC Extra this month
Rose GD

Mrs A. said...

Super winter scenary. Have you come down off the ceiling now after all that glue sniffing!!!
If we see you disappearing behind the bike sheds we know what you are up to!!!!! Hugs Mrs a.

Elizabeth said...

Hello Di, all the trouble you went to was worth it, the card is lovely. I think I'd give up at one ... it sounds like too much pain to go through all that again :) Hugs, Elizabeth xx

Bonnie said...

This is beautiful, Di! And it being one of a kind makes it even more special!

Hazel said...

Would never have guessed that you had such a gluey battle - turned out super in the end - thanks for linking for both CHNC challenges - hope to see you soon. x

Darnell J Knauss said...

For reasons of beauty and the exceptional work involved in making them, these cards are truly works of art, Di! I'm blown away!!