Just a very quick post today to show you my latest card. I have had this in my mind for a while and had to get it out. This is similar to what I was doing prior to starting up with Close to My Heart and could be suitable for any occasion – including bereavements. I love white on white and here I have combined texture from three different embossing folders from CTMH – Stripes, Damask and Dots. I had cut out the shapes using the Art Philosophy cartridge and then run them through my Cuttlebug. I am so pleased how they turned out. The flower is made from rolling a rose cut from the Artiste cartridge at 3″ and the other petals are cut from Art Philosophy at 3″ and 2 1/2″ (I think – I had cut them out a while ago). The leaves are from Artiste as is the tag. The sentiment has come from the Just For You stamp set while I have finished it off with a couple of black sparkles.
A warm welcome to all my new followers of my blog. I hope that I can inspire you to go and create your own masterpieces. I also enjoy looking at your amazing blogs in return. I love that we can share and inspire each other.
While I was waiting for Close to My Heart to come to New Zealand my Aunt and I have been doing some experimenting. We had just had a fashion competition and show using toilet tissue to create beautiful fashion to wear. My Aunt works in a rest home and the residents were curious about how this would work and so she and I got together to see what art we could create out of toilet tissue. I would like to credit my Aunt for the idea but we worked together to see what we could do with the tools and materials I already had.
Firstly we used adhesive glue to glue several layers of tissue together and discovered by trial and error that we needed to let it dry overnight. So we had to make another date to finish off the die cutting.
Some dies cut better than others including the English Rose die from Marianne Creatables. These were easy to roll up into roses, and in fact they came up really well. Leaves and the little Memory Box Pippi Butterfly were also really good to die cut.
Here are some photos of us and our handiwork.
Here is my Aunt very busy getting all the flowers sorted. I did all the Cuttlebugging and she did all the rolling up of the roses. To finish these she bought small canvases to put the die cut ovals on and then she was going to get the residents to help choose which flowers and embellishments they want to make a little wall hanging for their rooms. She has based this on some cards that I have done and I will include a link at the bottom to give you an indication of what these may look like.
The dies I have used are:
Marianne Creatables LR0107 Flowers and leaf
Marianne Creatables LR0162 English Rose
Marianne Creatables LR0151 Branch
Marianne Creatables LR0206 Ivy
Marianne Craftables CR1205 Butterfly
Marianne Craftables CR1204
Memory Box Pippi Butterfly
I will try to get some pictures once the residents have done their artwork. I am really looking forward to seeing what they look like as the toilet tissue was challenging to work with, but in some ways the tissue was easier to manipulate into a nice shape.