Friday, 17 October 2014

Bordering On Thanks CTS#96

I haven't been doing a lot of creating this week because I needed to tidy up my craft space, and sort out retired stamp sets, ink etc to put up for sale. The wonderful thing about this is, I can locate things a little easier, and it will be even easier when it some of it is in the post on its way to a new home!!!

So tonight, I have given myself some time-out to stamp and colour and create. What bliss! I had saved this sketch from N@ Ali for CAS(E) This Sketch because I wanted to use one of the border stamps with it. I may yet make several more, with different borders, just 'cos it's fun and easy.

I pulled out three colours of Blendabilities for this one and it didn't take terribly long to colour the floral strip. Bordering Blooms has four delightful floral strips. I would have used Melon Mambo, but that pack is in transit as I write this.

I wasn't sure about the photopolymer stamps that Stampin' Up!® has introduced, and I still prefer my red rubber wood-mount stamps. However, while saying that, they are superb for accurate placement. To 'get it right' I laid the stamp onto the white card, and placed the block on top, as there is a tendency to place it crookedly because the photopolymer is so flexible. That of course gives great opportunities to twist them any old way you want.

I took another photo of the card in landscape orientation, because I expect that is how the recipient will view it.

Now, I'm looking forward to a sunny weekend. That is sure to put a big smile on my face and a spring in my step, what about you?



  1. Oh, so pretty! Wonderful take on the sketch!

  2. Wonderful take on the sketch! I love both orientations!


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