Wednesday 22 May 2013

Another play with cork

There was one more card shown in this month's Quick Cards Made Easy Magazine that I wanted to try, designed by Katina and using cork. So, while the packet of cork was out on the desk I made this:
Harrumph, I took umpteen photos and this one still makes my eyes feel funny, I think it's all those dots :(

I used:

- 6" x 6" square cream card stock

- backing papers all from Wild Rose Studio's 'Vintage Rose' paper pack

- the cork is DCWV adhesive cork and I bought mine from eBay where the seller had just six sheets in packs - a nice amount to play around with

- flowers die cut using Tim Holtz 'Tattered Florals' die, topped with little pink buttons threaded with cream slightly fluffy twine - very much like old fashioned string

- LOTV sentiment stamped onto a snippet of cream card using Brilliance 'Pearlescent Orchid' ink pad. Die cut using a Crealies 'Text Tag' die, with the border also cut using the same die and another little snippet of paper from the 'Vintage Rose' set

The self adhesive side of the cork sheets are very sticky and unforgiving, if you don't line things up properly there isn't a second chance. So, as I mostly do with 'one chance only' adhesives, I used a slightly larger piece of cream card, lined up two adjacent sides and then trimmed the other two to match. Trust me, they are all equal - that camera is likely to be seen whistling through the air before too long here!

Sticking things to cork is a nightmare - papers are OK if you use Glossy Accents but I tried allsorts to stick one of the buttons. Galloping to the rescue came a small tube of E-6000 glue - it's 'industrial strength' and absolutely brilliant. Safer in my hands than super glue (once glued three fingers together, sigh) and one of my very best recent purchases. Got it on a 'buy now' site on eBay and Helen over at 'It's All Fiddle Fart' swears by it, and if she recommends something then it has to be worth trying! I'm speaking about the lady who only went and decopatched her kitchen table a while back. I guess you wouldn't dare stand still for too long in her house :)



  1. Hello Di,

    Beautiful card. My eyes are playing tricks on me tonight as it is -- allergies are stopping by to say hello.

    I've seen two of BJ's posts about decopatch and it sounds interesting. A dining room table - hmmmm.


  2. Fabulous Di,
    I am glad that you try this one,
    hugs Tamara

  3. Corking good idea!

    Got dots before my eyes now!

    Sarn xxx

  4. Ooh that's a corker! Yeah the dots are doing my eyes in too!!


  5. Hello Di, the cards lovely but I don't think I will be trying cork any day soon, it's sounds too testing for little old me :) Love the flowers - they are pretty.

    I think we all have problems with our cameras and taking good photos of our projects. It doesn't help that I see every straight line as slightly out - I spend too much of the precious time left to me checking measurements.

    Hugs, Elizabeth xx

  6. LOL Di l once had a shirt of the husbands that made me go that way soon got rid of your card is lovely as always and the layout is beautiful too x

  7. Oh, I'm so tempted, but I'll resist all the "dotty" cracks just hanging in the air that I could make! What an inspired post this is ~ cork, hmmm? Something new for the crafting bucket list!!

  8. Found my cork! Now I'll have to find some glue. Pretty papers and dots make my eyes go funny sometimes too. Still love them though!

  9. Well, what a card, looks fabulous and love the use of the cork, lovely flowers too. No problems with the eyes but would be a different matter in real life.

    Kath x

  10. Hello again! I saw this then popped over for a fiddlingfart and forgot to leave a spotty comment!
    Great card. I am wondering if Mr H would mind if I decopatched the kitchen....or even if he would notice!

  11. That cork looks great! Dots and all!


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