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.


  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!

  2. very pretty , love your card.

  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.

  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
    Less is More

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

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


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

  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

  9. wonderfull card
    thanks for the tip

  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 nailed it. I scored on the front, flipped it over and re-scored from the back. Works perfect every time! Again..LOVE your card!!

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

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

  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!!

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


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