Sunday, 21 February 2016

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Hello fellow crafters, artists, friends and family, 

Today I am sharing an older project because with the loss of our eldest son Bertie I haven't had chance to get on top of things. Bertie was our Yorkshire terrier, he was 2 years old and was suffering with ongoing stomach and gastro issues.

I have used the age awareness stamp set, old olive bakers twine, a retired paper stack and some other odds and ends from my craft stash. I love this stamp set, I used it on a card for my Auntie and I think it turned out great. I didn't have numbers in my stamp stash at the time so hand wrote it. This isn't something I like doing as I don't have great handwriting but it's better than nothing.

Age Awareness • 15 photopolymer stamps
134225 35,00 € | £26.00 (wood blocks included) • 134228 25,00 € | £19.00 (suggested clear blocks: b, c, h, i) Available in French & German Coordinates with 1-1/4” (3.2 cm) Circle Punch (p. 165) Coordinates with Banners Framelits Dies (p. 173)
135381 19,00 € | £14.00 (suggested clear blocks: a, b, g, h)

Baker’s Twine
3,75 € | £2.75 ea.
Fun colours twisted with Whisper
White. 1.6 mm wide; 22.9 m.
Old Olive • 134579

Rhinestone Basic Jewels
119246 6,25 € | £4.50
Flat, adhesive backs. 150 total: 50 ea. in 3 sizes
(5 mm, 4 mm, 3 mm). 3 strips connected 3 mm
rhinestones: ea. strip 6.7 cm long.

Candy Dots
7,50 € | £5.50 ea.
Use alone or adhere to brad bases. Adhesive
backed. 100 pieces: 10 ea. in 10 colours in ea.
collection. 4.8 mm. (See colours on p. 137-141.)
Brights • 130931

Basic black cardstock - A4 - 121688 12X12 - 124267

StāzOn Ink
Permanent ink for stamping images to
watercolour. Also for nonporous surfaces like
Window Sheets (p. 148). Clean with StāzOn Cleaner.
Jet Black Pad • 101406 9,50 € | £7.25
Jet Black Refill • 102566 7,50 € | £5.50
White Pad & Refill • 106960 14,50 € | £11.00

Ink - Old Olive 126953

Paper piercing pack now retired but you can use - NEW Updated Essentials
138371 9,50 € | £7.25 • New designs to update an old favourite.
Each template: 15.2 x 15.2 cm
Coordinates with Banner Triple, Flower Medallion Punches (p. 165, 167);
Lots of Labels, Tags & Labels Framelits Dies (p. 173)

Some random yellow cardstock from eBay, I can't find a link but you can use the following from the SU catalogue - Crushed Curry A4 131288, Daffodile Delight A4 121680

I got the butterfly cards from Hobbycraft -

As you can see I simply layered up all my mats and then used double sided tape (138995) to adhere them all together. I used dimensional (104430) on my yellow layer on the outside to make it pop up. I went around my sentiment with the paper piercing pack from SU. I then put 3 candy dots at top and bottom from the brights collection. 

I masked off the card leaving the butterflies exposed and sponged them with old olive ink. I removed the mask and then added some bakers twine along the top with a bow. In the centre of the bow I added a rhinestone to add some pop and dimension. 

Inside the card I added my sentiment in black and stuck that down with tape. I then popped a corner stamp in all four corners. That was my card complete. It was a A5 size card and they came with matching envelopes. I added the inside corner stamp to the envelope but I forgot to take pictures of that.

Hope you enjoyed this brief run down of an older project. I will have some more coming your way next week. I am awaiting my seasonal catalogue items to come. 

Much love 

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