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You are welcome to copy any of my designs, as long as you do not take credit for them yourself. I am very happy for you to sell them. If I have used anyone else's design, I always try to give credit where it is due. If I have missed anything, please let me know and I will put things right.

This is intended to be mainly about my crafting stories, as a personal record of what I do. However, I interpret crafting quite widely, not just paper crafting but other things too. I have a butterfly mind and like to change from one thing to another depending on what I feel like on a given day - knitting, crochet, cross-stitch, cards, baking and several others.

Friday, 15 June 2012

Blooming corners again

I really love this Blooming Corner kit from Clarity, and keep finding new uses for it.  I needed a wedding card to send to America, so it had to be thin, but still be stylish.  I found the photo on the groom's Facebook site and used Roxio Photosuite to cut the circle out and fade the edges.  After printing it on to Clarity card, I stamped the images around it.  Promarkers, several layers of them to get the density of colour, gave me the shades I wanted.  Once it was cut to size, I brayered the edge in yellow to shade it in.

Matting and layering was done using purple sparkly card and pearlescent white.  I chose not to put a sentiment on the front so that it could be framed afterwards if desired.  All the writing goes on the insert, together with a border of stamped flowers and a brayered edge.

I hope this card does justice to Barbara Gray's stamps.

You may have noticed that I have not been blogging much lately.  I still love you all, but I feel it is unfair for you to take the time to leave me lovely comments when I have not even managed to answer some of yours from two or three weeks ago.  Once I have dealt with my backlog of cards, potting up plants, planting out and generally dealing with life, not to mention rotten and unreliable internet access I will be back.  I have still been looking at some of your lovely work and desks.  Having just looked at my filthy, glittery, mica covered keyboard, I see another urgent job to do.  See you all soon.