Sunday 1 December 2019


Do you ever have days when what you really want and need to do just doesn't happen but something that isn't a priority comes along and distracts you? This has happened to me today with CAS on Friday #169. When I saw the challenge was for black, white and one other colour, I immediately had an idea that uses a new die that I just bought from Crafters Companion. I couldn't resist as it was such a bargain.

This die is actually a cover plate and it is A6 which is a bonus for me as I generally make A6 cards and most cover plates seem to be A2. I have to admit that it did take a fair bit of practice to get the hang of cutting it. I eventually did it on my Gemini Junior with the metal plate and some greaseproof paper and running it through about 3 times. Once it was cut it is a fiddle to remove all the pieces as there are so many. While I was doing this I had the idea for this card. I cut 2 rows from the die, saved the teardrop pieces and coloured them with an alcohol marker and mounted it on black paper. For a seemingly very simple card it actually took a fair while to make. This means that I didn't get done what I should have, but at least I am quite pleased with the result. I also stacked the diecuts to give a bit more definition.

I am also going to share this at Day of the month card club, look for circles. I think I am just in time to catch it before it closes.

Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog today, I really appreciate it. Hilary xx


Cat Craig said...

Well from my perspective, it was well worth all the fiddling. Gorgeous card.

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Half circles - how clever! Thank you so much for playing along with us at DotMCC!

Rosmarie said...

Love how you created this gorgeous Card!! Thank you so much for joining us on DotMCC! Rosi x

papierelle said...

Perfect CAS and beautiful. I'm glad that you still managed to participate in our challenge.

Loll said...

This is wonderful, Hilary. Such a beautiful art deco design. Love the pop of red. xx

Mac Mable said...

We love a bargain and what a stunning job you did with it x. Striking and fabulou card x.