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Tuesday, 21 June 2011

WOYWW #107

Good Morning WOYWW'ers, and I am posting early this week. My work hours have been changed slightly, I don't start till 7.00am, so I have time to post this before I go. It means I don't finish till 4.30pm, which I don't like, but then again, I REALLY don't do early mornings either! No pleasing some people is there?To anyone who doesn't know what this is all about, pop over to the Awesome Julia Dunnits at The Stamping Ground, 
                                                                 and come join the fun.

You will probably remember seeing this card before, but in blue. I was asked to make another, for a girl, so I had to go pink. Really NOT my favourite colour, I think I have told you that before too- I am getting very repetitive, aren't I?
 I made it the same way, using Stix-2 double sided adhesive film on acetate, much quicker for glitter than waiting for glue to dry.
       The stamps are by Elusive Images( now Chocolate Baroque) but I think it may be retired.
The punched border of mulberry paper was done by attaching the mulberry paper to some cheap printer paper with a couple of bits of tape, then punching it, with the copy paper on top. You can get a nice relatively clean cut this way.

 The vellum was stuck down with a glue tape roller, which doesn't show on pale colours. The only problem can be getting 'sticky edges'- where some of the tape goes over the edges.
However, I have the perfect thing for this: an adhesive eraser.

This is a spare, the package says it removes all Xyron adhesives, but I have not yet found a glue it does not remove, even liquid glues once they have dried, of course. Its a really useful bit of kit, and I am probably going to show my age here, but do any of you remember the sandals we used to wear in the summer,when we were kids, usually Burgundy or Dark blue? Do you remember the soles of them? Well this adhesive eraser is just like the stuff that the soles were made from.

 You can trim it down once it starts to get mucky, you can see I have cut the corners off this one.

This is the 'before' pic, and if you click it to enlarge, you will see little patches of adhesive down the edge of the vellum.

This is after its been cleaned up with the eraser.
 Cool, huh? This is the front view, but it was actually the back where the vellum was folded over the spine that I wanted to clean up, as that would be on show- this front bit will be covered.I just photographed the wrong side, I admit it.

I added some sticky backed ribbon over the seam between the vellum& the mulberry paper.Then mounted the glittered squares with silicone glue.

                                         Then the letters were added, also with silicone glue.
                                                  And here's how I make the folded bow.

First wrap a length of ribbon around the card, and secure with glue dots. Now cut another length to make the first folded bow. Add a couple of glue dots to the centre, and fold each end to the middle & press onto the glue dots.

Cut a slightly shorter piece and repeat the process.

Now add a couple of glue dots to the front centre of the larger bow, and press the smaller one on top.

Now stick a glue dot onto the back of the larger bow, then take the rest of the ribbon and stick one end to the glue dot and wind it a couple of times around the centre of the two bows.Trim off the ribbon, and secure with a couple of glue dots on the back.
        Now I just stick it over the join in the ribbon on the card, and I usually use silicone glue for this bit.
                              I shall be back to visit everyone tonight, meanwhile have a fab WOYWW!


Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Very pretty card and great step by step info. Happy WOYWW and have fun with the things you love.

Neet said...

Thanks for sharing the making up of this card - and reminding me I have one of those erasers. A very pretty card (even if you don't like pink - it suits it). Hugs, Neet #9

Hels Sheridan said...

Gorgeous card... thanks for showing how to make the bow.. am off to have a play now! I have a little giveaway on my desk today :O))

Helen said...

Great card and thanks for the step by step.

jude said...

Gorgeous card love the ribbon.Have a creative week ahead
HUGS JudeX10.

MaggieC said...

Shaz, it is time you retired from the daytime job. By the way, I presume you got your summer sandals from Humphries or Huins after putting your foot into the XRay machine to check the fit. There, I am showing my age even more. I must find my adhesive eraser too, I think it must be with my missing cut and dry foam, and the sheet of black and white images I have still lost.

Cathy said...

Great baby card, and thanks for showing how you made the bow.
Cathy xx

NatashaMay said...

Lovely card! Thanks for sharing the process. So what is your favorite color then if not pink? :))) How can you not like pink? Pink makes everything look pretty. :)) Happy WOYWW!

Tertia said...

Such a lovely card!

Kathleen said...

Such a lovely card so delicate and pretty. Thank you for showing how you made it, the step by step tut is great.
Kathleen x

okienurse said...

very nice tutorial. Love the card so pink and pretty. Thanks for sharing. Vickie #107

Sam said...

Ooo! That is a very pretty design. I am always looking for new ideas as in the past year we have 7 pregnancies in the offices where I work! They can't all have the same ones in different colours!!!

ScrappnBee said...

Great tutorial and a beautiful card! Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful work...and your workdesk! LOL!-Amanda (Scrappnbee) #41

The Crafty Elf said...

What a great card and wonderful inspiration. I have 3 pregnant nieces right now so this has truly helped me with some ideas. Thanks for sharing.

Spyder said...

Lovely baby card, that ribbon is very pretty! Happy Crafting!
~o~o~HaPpY WoYwW~o~o


Serendipity Stamping said...

This is a very sweet and classy card. #101

ShazInOzCardsCalligraphy said...

Wow Shaz you are truly brilliant in your card step by step like the sound o f the adhesive eraser too... well done you!! also thanks for popping over and commenting on my blog you make my day (esp. for repeating hubby's comment)! and thanks for sharing, happy WOYWW! Shaz in oz.x

Angie said...

What a pretty card ...thanks for all the tips and the step by step instructions

jodpea said...

I dont like pink either but the customer is always right, eh?

Elizabeth said...

Lovely card - don't like pink much either, especially the sugary shades, but I have 2 granddaughters who absolutely love everthing pink! The tutorial is great and the bow is very pretty and just a bit different too. I do remember those sandals very well although I suspect that I'm just a tad older than you :)Have a great week. Elizabeth x #74

Anonymous said...

Lovely card Shaz and great photo tutorial. Hope you get used to the new hours soon.

Brenda 81

Morti said...

Thanks for the tip about punching mulberry paper - I'll have to give it a go! Thanks for stopping by today....

Nan said...

Very pretty. Thanks for sharing how you made it!

peggy aplSEEDS said...

even if you're not that fond of pink, your pink card is so sweet and lovely! thanks for sharing the step by step. belated happy WOYWW and thanks for visiting me!
peggy aplSEEDS

Sarah said...

I cannot get by without my adhesive eraser. It is such a great tool to have in the crafting kit. And I am terrible for getting to the end of a project and then accidentally getting glue on it. Out comes the adhesive remover!! ;0) And thanks for the brilliant bow tutorial too. I'm off to have a go now. Thank you for visiting my desk this week too ;0) xx

Helene said...

Well, even if pink isn't your favorite color, this card turned out so cute! I love the ribbon & bow, and the letters on it. And I think the pink color you've used is very pretty :-)