If any of you saw my Saturday post, you'll know I was in a dilemma - craft or housework? Crafting won, ERIKA!
I prepped a couple of cards that I need to finish, finished a couple of cards that needed inserts, made a card (which is below) and some knitting.
I made this card for a friend to give to her brother-in-law. her brief was - "we're not close, needs to be posted, lives by the sea and is a retired bus driver." So, as I did card a card around the bus theme last year I decided to use a sea theme this time. I have kept it fairly flat (one layer of decoupage) and matted all of the elements with sandpaper. The images are from a digikit - Pebble Shore by Serif. I used a Perfect layers ruler to do the torn effect - so much easier than tearing freehand. After watching Leonie Pujol and Nicky ? on Hochanda and Create and Craft respectively, the both cut their sentiments at quirky angles - Woo hoo! so easy as I can't cut straight. I did, however, use Perfect Layers rulers to create the edge of the sandpaper mat. I use these a lot. In my opinion is one of the best value for money craft purchases I have made
A simple card, but very pleased with the end result
|The Perfect Layers Rulers Can cut a border from 1/16th" up to 1"|
5x7 card blank
Printed on 250gsm super smooth cardstock
Serif cd-rom - Pepple Shore