Tuesday, 6 January 2015
I bought a lovely new bundle of kits yesterday from The Printable Craft Shop
If you want value for money, excellent choice and perfect print outs time and again then I recommend you take a look – be warned – there is so much to chose from it might take you some time!
The bundle I bought this time was the Asymmetric Bundle, here is link direct to it
I couldn’t wait to get started and my 1st card was Meadow Love, it has 6 sheets in all, a backing paper, envelope back and front, card base sheet, insert sheet and finally the decoupage elements
Because my printer doesn’t print onto heavy card I have to print the sheet, trim it off a little then use Crafters Companion stick and spray to cover the back with adhesive, then I stick the sheet to my 300gsm white card.
Its then that I start to cut out the base card, once cut out I used my X-Cut V Trimmer to score the card – because it’s an Asymmetric card it seemed odd scoring but I have to say I am addicted to them now.
Once the card was scored I trimmed the insert to fit and used double sided tape to stick it to the card, I also used double sided tape to stick the panel that fitted on the reverse of the image.
Next I was sticking the side panel in place – I am finding it difficult to get the right sticky pads, I did a search of my adhesive drawers and got excited when I found 15 sheets of rectangle sticky pads, not something I would normally use but as I was covering a large area these were perfect – except, they had no sticky left on them, so rather than just bin them I put a blob of Cosmic Shimmer pva onto my glass cutting mat and used a paint brush to lightly apply pva to the pads then stuck the panel in place.
Next it was the main panel for the card front so again I used the non sticky sticky pads and pva glue
When it came to sticking the decoupage elements to the card I used small sticky pads.
For the butterfly I used a little pva to stick the body in place and the bee was stuck in place with sticky pads but I cut the wings and left them unstuck so both the bee and the butterfly look as though they are in flight – I need to glitter the wings and other parts of the design but the light wasn’t so good so better to leave then to spoil.
I like the idea that the cards come with matching envelopes, and they are so easy to make up – I printed the 2 sheets and cut out. The envelope back has 2 score lines which are the sides, and the front of the envelope has 2 score lines, the bottom and the fold over at the top!
I used Cosmic Shimmer pva glue to make the envelope as it gave me the option to slide around until I was happy it was in place!
So there we have a lovely cute card that is suitable for any age and any occasion, I love it.
I have printed out my next set so will work on that this evening.
Before I go I would like to point out the photos were taken just after I finished make the card and you can see where I have used the pva on the panels, this is not noticeable now it’s completely dry.
If you like the look of this bundle just follow the link above – and it’s worth mentioning you get loyalty points for all purchases so simply register and get shopping...I did and not looked back!
See you again tomorrow