It's Sunday, Snippet # 31 Day over on Pixie's Crafty Workshop, and I'm breaking my own tardy record and posting snippet makes today ... how'z about that? It must be the influence of the Olympics.
Oh, and talking of the Olympics, wasn't that ceremony something! I loved it, though it was just as well we had the presenters interpreting for us at times. Particular highlights for me - the film montages ... got to be an inspired way of including TV viewers; the Queen's bit, proving that she does indeed have a sense of humour; the dark satanic mills rising from the ground; the NHS sequence - the children were a delight; Chris Hoyle, Steve Redgrave, and yes, David Beckham's role ... they did us proud - as did all the volunteers. I didn't want it to end, even though I was dead tired by the finish and could hardly keep my eyes open :))
I'd better get to those snippet cards.
First one up, uses snippets of white card and a piece of embossed gold card that's been lingering in the pile for about eighteen months! It's also monochrome ... I think I've caught the bug for this style after making the green cards earlier this week :)
Not much to it really. I inked the music note embossed card with the same gold yellow ink pad used to stamp the lovely old gramophone player image. I used Di's tip of drawing round the labels die to create the matting for the image - works a treat :) The sentiment is made using another trick. I've only got one size of the label punch, so after punching out the sentiment, use the same punch on the gold card for matting. Next, cut the label down the centre and then adhere it under the sentiment leaving a small margin showing at each end - looks as though you've matted with a slightly larger punch. Oh dear, I do hope I've explained that well enough :( Let me know if you need further explanation ... I could do it with photos if that would help :)
The second card is quite different.
Apart from the card base, all the materials came out of the snippets, experiments and embellishment leftovers boxes. In fact, it is possible that certain WOYWWers may recognise the paper as it started life as the wrapping around a gift received whilst in Wiltshire! For this reason, I have no idea who the maker is or what the design is called - but it was far too pretty to throw away :)
All the edges of the paper are inked with pink, and the rose has had the ink sponges over it. Looking at the card again, I think perhaps I should have also inked all round the edges of the base card - it would have tied it all together. The jewelled embellishments started off as brads but I snipped of the prongs and used glue gel to fix them in place.
greeting from Dawn Bibby's Delicate Scroll stamps set
Tools: oval punch; Cuttlebug