Mamie Rae

Saturday, 14 March 2015

Word Art Wednesday Challenge 174



As ever, my ability to keep this blog running in between challenges has escaped me!  But I’ve such a good reason this time, I know you’ll all forgive me!!

I only went & got myself an electronic diecutting machine – a Silhouette Portrait to be precise.  And wow oh WOW am I in craft heaven currently.  Just can’t get enough of it & the multitude of things it can do for a lot less £’s than some of the others I’ve seen around.  Somehow I’d never come across this one until I spotted it going on Ebay – brand new & in an auction so incredibly I managed to snag it for 2/3 its usual price – happy HAPPY bunny I am LOL!!

So now that I’m just starting to settle down somewhat I thought it’s about time I get some of my new creations onto the blog & into some challenges.

This is one of my favourite designs as I’m just amazed at these wonderful lattice shapes.  I’d always had one on the back burner to buy of the metal dies but never could afford them, & so to have FREE ones to cut is just awesome!!

Anyway – it’s a basic square card and I have no shame in saying I’ve used Debbie Steven’s wonderful designs as inspiration.  I just matted up 3 squares & embossed the top one before cutting out the aperture – oh yeh used the machine for that too!!  Then cut the lattice to fit & that was me!  While the lattice isn't as clean cut as a metal die might do & of course you've no embossing - who cares!

Popped a piece of rose floral paper in behind the lattice & stuck everything together.  As ever, used flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts and Sweet Lilac.  Popped on some adhesive pearls & glitter glue along the flower edges and that was me.  Not an easel for a change but I forgot to take a pic of the complementary inside – I used the same rose paper & then die cut a sentiment block for the greeting.  

My Sister-In-Law was especially pleased I’d made it so she could reuse it too – because they’re large & boxed etc, I find now many people would like to “Pass It On” so I’ve made a series of cards in this way that have gone down well


Enjoy!