Today is my final countdown teaser for the July release from Clearly Besotted. And today I have a “new home” card for you. I never have these to hand and actually don’t have many suitable stamps for them, so I was glad to ink up one of the images from this sweet set. It is aptly named Home Sweet Home and it consists of lots of “sweet” home images e.g. houses in the form of cakes, ice creams, muffins etc. Very unique set and I had an idea that I would create a little picture frame to house my cake home. This set reminds me of the land at the top of the Magic Faraway Tree (Enid Blyton) where everything was edible! I always wanted to visit and used to reread this chapter over and over.
Very simple to do once you decide on your card design. The hardest part was the “hanging” of the picture and trying to make sure it was even on the card. But that’s for the future…. we have to start with the colouring! The image was stamped and coloured with Copics and then I trimmed it with a LF Stitched Square die. To create the frame element, I die cut 2 white frames from MFT Stitched Square Scallop Frames and adhered them on top of the coloured panel. And I thought I was done with the frame at this point…… but read on.
I temporarily adhered the coloured panel to my base card so I could work out where to stamp the sentiment (also from the set) and went ahead and stamped it with Versafine Onyx Black ink. Next I grabbed some LF black and white hemp cord and attached it to the back of the coloured panel and kind of positioned it so I could work out where to poke some holes for the twine. I used a TH pokey tool for this and made some holes in the score line at the top of the card.
I then went ahead and fed the twine through the holes before finally securing it at the back of the coloured panel. I did want to have it swinging around but in the end thought it would be better adhered down onto the base panel – this way it “tightened” the twine and looked more finished.
It was at this point I decided that I didn’t like the plain white scalloped frame. It looked a bit boring. So I took the Diamond Lattice stencil and a small panel of Neenah and blended Twisted citron through it. I then die cut another scalloped frame from that and adhered it on top. You can’t really see the lattice detail but it looks a bit more interesting that a plain white or even plain green frame.
To finish the card, I added a boatload of Aqua Shimmer onto parts of the house and some glaze on the door and some of the sweet treats on top! And that finishes today’s card and my teasers for you. I am sure Stephanie, Michelle, Keren and our guest Amy will have something to delight you today and would love a visit.
I will be back tomorrow with a release post containing links to all the new products which will be available at 8pm BST at Clearly Besotted and Simon Says Stamp. See you tomorrow and thank you as always for your company this week.
Copics used: R24, R27, R29, RV000, RV00, RV02, RV06, YG01, YG03, Y11, Y13, E50, E51, E41, E42)
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