Work has been really busy and i have sadly been giving myself headaches due to eye strain and figured it was best to take a break for a week or two from my crafting, wasn't easy i can tell you but work does pay my craft habit so could hardly give that a break ha ha.
Well my mum bless her has resolved my cutting issues and brought me an A3 paper cutter, I think she was surprised at how excited i was over this but it will make my life easier but have to try and figure out how to store it as it is fairly large. It is really good, i had to try it out with some scrap paper of course just to get a feel for it :) but its really good and you can purchase different shaped rotary blades etc so should keep me amused for a while :)
Well i wasn't really sure what the theme of my card was going to be, i decided on another Criss Cross because i really quite like them at the moment and of course i would get to play with my new toy. So i just rifled through my paper stash and i came across some Japanese papers i brought a while ago at one of the craft shows and i liked it so that started me off. I also brought some oriental girl stamps pretty much when i took up card making but sadly have barely used them so i picked out one of those.
I cut my card base and then i decided to border punch the one side of the triangles to give it a prettier feel and then i adhered my precut patterned paper triangles. I then stamped my image on the Copic card and coloured her in using my Copics and my gold metallic Gelly roll. I cut her into a circle using my spellbinders die. I adhered white ribbon across the front and then adhered my image. I made a bow using the same ribbon and adhered to the card and attached a black and white button. I then adhered some small white ribbon roses.
I wanted the insert to bit a little more fancy so cut out two labels from white card and pearlescent gold paper and adhered them together i then cut out some butterflies using a punch from the patterned paper and adhered them to the white card.
Here's my card
My fancy insert :)
For this card i used...
Oriental Stamped Girl
Momento Tuxedo Black Ink
Black card stock, white card stock and pearlescent gold paper from stash
Martha Stewart border punch and butterfly punch
Spellbinders and X-Cut dies
Gold Metallic Gelly Roll
Black and White button
Copics 0, C1, C5, C7, C9, B37, E000
White ribbon roses
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges
Thanks for visiting and have a great start to the new week