Thursday, 6 February 2014

Just saying 'Hello' card

It seems like ages since I used a Penny Black Stickeroo on a card, so the other day I set out to put that right:
 I used:

- 7" x 5" cream card blank

- Penny Black Stickeroo from the 'petals and poetry' sheet

- beige and brown card stock from one of the first paper pads I ever bought back in the Dark Ages, by K & Company called 'Classic K McKenna'

- I used the beige 'hessian' card as a background mat and to frame the Stickeroo

- the brown layer, from the same pad, looks a bit like leather. I embossed it using a folder called 'Bon Jour' by Couture Creations. The card is double side printed and I'd already guessed that the core might show once it was embossed - sho nuff, I was right! So I just lightly rubbed over the leafy pattern with fine sandpaper

- the peach ribbon came from the ribbon box

- sentiment is a discontinued Elzybells one, stamped onto a snippet of the 'hessian' card using VersaMagic's 'Hint of Pesto' and then punched using SU's 'Modern Label' punch

Here's a tip I posted about a while ago, which some of you just might not have seen.

It's a sort of swatch, for punches :) Not every single one that I own, just those used for sentiments so I can try it against the card and of course against the stamped sentiment (or even the unstamped one) to check for size and shape. I used Shrinkles shrink plastic (the frosted one) 'cos that was all I could lay my paws on in here then wrote the names of the punches on in permanent ink and rounded the corners - they were lethal sharp before that little extra step.

This is the swatch:
 
And this is one of the templates against a sentiment when I was choosing which sentiment went with which punch.

I keep my unmounted Elzybells sentiments in separate little polybags with a stamped slip showing the actual sentiment - they're then all shoved into a bigger poly bag so I can grab them easily. Nothing fancy but it works for me :)

Di
x

23 comments:

  1. This is such a sweet image and I love that embossed background and pretty ribbon! What a great idea for punch templates! Oh for a few more hours in a day!

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  2. Gorgeous card, love the brown and peach colours. What a fab idea for the punches too - will try to remember that one and see if I can dig out some old shrinky.
    The glass glitter - please be careful with it. After I had used it I brushed the excess on to a piece of paper and poured it back into the pot. I then rubbed my hands together to 'get rid of the glitter' - mistake! They are okay but my mitts were sore for a couple of days.
    I've promised DH won't do that again but I love that sparkle so will def be using it more carefully in the future xx

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  3. What a good idea! You have now given me another organising job to do Di

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  4. A beautiful stickeroo, and I like the embossed layer behind it. Every time I see your posts I think I must make something other than a Chriastmas card!!
    The punch set is an excellent idea. I keep one cut out of all my punches in a file, but it is not as easy as your method, to check which one suits the sentiment best. As you know that sort of organisation ticks all my boxes, but I am on a huge stamp catalogue catch-up right now, so I will file this idea for later! Kate x

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  5. That's a really pretty card Di, such a lovely image. What a fabulous idea, I've lost count how many times I've cut a tag/label, only to find that the sentiment doesn't fit!! You are clever xx

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  6. Now that's wot I call a smart idea. Didn't see that 1st time around. Gorgeous, gorgeous card Miss. Loves the stickeroo. Just checked my stickeroo stash and something drastic I dun have dat wun!Must put right straight away. hugs Mrs A.
    Raining cats and doggies here again.

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  7. Beautiful Di, the image is so sweet and i LOVE your embossed background.
    Thank you for the punch tips - your idea is brill.
    luv
    irene
    xxxx

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  8. Lovely card, Di, I love your embossed background, something more to try!

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  9. A lovely card Di, love the rose - nicely vintage, and the brown cardstock embossed and sanded back looks really good here with the pretty peach ribbon. You seem to be having a good sort out lately Di - and its not even Spring yet - still some excellent storage ideas and the sentiment template too as you can find that things easily get tucked away and forgotten about. x

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  10. Gorgeous card - love all the browns. Great tip about the punches too!

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  11. Fantastic card Di,
    love brown colour on it
    hugs Tamara

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  12. Really lovely card, love that stickeroo and goes so very well with the cream cardstock. Embossing folder looks fab too and the sanding
    was a great idea.

    Sigh, sigh, sigh, two days running you have shown us how neat and tidy and organised you are in your craftroom, makes me feel like a real messy crafter. Well done you.

    Kath x

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  13. A beautiful card Di, lovely stickeroo and colour scheme. I love the sanded embossed layer and the pretty peach ribbon.
    I like the punch template idea too, very organised.
    Jean x

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  14. Oooo! Haven't we been a busy bee then! Great idea if only I had enough punches to do that with!! Maybe one day!
    Lovely card too!
    Hugs
    xx

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  15. Hello Di, gorgeous card - love the delicate peachy shades in the flower and ribbon. I can see I've missed quite a lot of interesting stuff while I've been absent ... will return tomorrow and try to catch up. Hugs, Elizabeth xx

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  16. Great card. I love the stickeroos...must remember to use some of mine! lol
    Your looks especially nice due that wonderful sanded embossed panel.
    What a great idea...
    Off to make a template of my punches...I so loved that idea. It would be great for dies too!

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  17. Great tip & I love how you used the sticker--gorgeous card, Di!

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  18. Hey! How'd I miss this lovely card Hmmm?

    Great tip about the punched out plastics Di. I'd forgotten about it!

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

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  19. Great tip for checking if the sentiment will fit the punch. It is also a great way to see what punches you have that would be good for sentiments. I'm terrible about putting the sentiment on something more than a plain strip of paper or the card. I actually put one on a punched bit the other day and felt quite smug about it. ;-) I like your Stickeroo card. I insisted on some Stickeroos awhile back (years) and have yet to use them. Naughty naughty!!!

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  20. Beautiful stickeroo card, Di!

    I've never seen anything like your punch/sediment organizing and I'm aswoon over it! Genius!!!!! Hugs, Darnell

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  21. Love this idea - I started something similar but sadly never finished. I may have another go.
    Ann xxx

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  22. This is a wonderful idea. Very clever. I am going to have to remember this one :)

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