Sunday, 21 April 2013

An outstanding birthday card

Jen and Chrissie from Less is More have challenged us this week to CASE one of their sample cards.

I chose to be inspired by this one of Chrissie's.


As you may have realised, it's for my very good friend Vivienne, who has known me since I was eleven, and sometimes knows me better than I know myself.  I've just realised that no one apart from my family has known me longer.

I've found a simpler method for this technique that doesn't require a stamp positioner.  I stamp my image, die cut the letters out of that piece then adhere the piece to the base card.  I cut two or three extra plain sets of letters and layer them back into the apertures, and add the original cuts on top so the picture matches.

It still takes a while but the picture always lines up.

I'm off to do some commenting on everyone else's lovely creations.

16 comments:

  1. Very pretty card. Haven't tried this technique yet but your version does sound easier! Might have a go tomorrow while waiting for the plumber!

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  2. very pretty , love your card.

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  3. I didn't think of this. It does sound easier to do. I was searching to a good way, but finihed it already. I'm going to try this too. It's a beautiful card. It looks so simple.

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  4. Brilliant card Pat and a great way of achieving it too. Thanks for the tip. I'm sure your friend will be delighted.
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    Less is More

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  5. so very pretty, and a much simpler way of doing this technique, thanks for sharing! xx

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  6. Great tip - I wish I'd done it like that - mine took ages! Your friend will love this card - so pretty and personal

    Sharon
    x

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  7. A beautiful card and such a great idea to diecut your friend's name. She'll love it! Xx

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  8. What a great tip, that's such a simple way of achieving the same look and I love your card, think I used to have that stamp but I sold it :0(
    Jenny x

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  9. wonderfull card
    thanks for the tip

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  10. Now that's a great idea for this technique! I LOVE how this turned out. What letter dies did you use? You asked about the scoring on my butterfly card...you nailed it. I scored on the front, flipped it over and re-scored from the back. Works perfect every time! Again..LOVE your card!!

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    1. Hi Susan, it's the Memory Box Parker, lowercase set.

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  11. Ingenious...I had THOUGHT of something like that...you have put it to the paper:)!! ...and beautifully so...she will LOVE this card!!

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  12. Okay, totally brilliant, Pat! I knew there was a reason I was holding off trying this amazing technique! Your card is stunning, and Vivienne will treasure it!!

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  13. Beautiful card Pat, TFS the technique too, it definitely sounds simpler :)

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