Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Tuesday Tip/Technique

Hello friends
Tuesday Tip/Technique today.
Apertures, I've probably mentioned them before - Spellbinders dies make beautiful
apertures/windows in your projects.
Different ideas to fill your apertures, how about recycling some lace?
This is a piece of net curtaining, I found it as an offcut at a local fabric shop
and sprayed it with glimmer mist.
Placed behind the Classic Scalloped Circles it makes a beautiful
background for the Anemone Flower Topper (also liberally sprayed with glimmer mist!)
The pretty border at the base of the card is achieved with Edgeabilities.
Inside your card place a further piece of cardstock over your lace
so everything looks nice, neat and tidy!
You need not stop at lace, any pretty fabrics - recycle an old blouse,
curtains even.  At this rate I may stop you throwing everything away!

Other news...
I want to send out a hug today to Val Jones, I was sorry to hear your news
regarding your sight, I truly hope things will improve and you can get back to crafting soon.

Take care friends, I'm back tomorrow...with winners!


Kitty Davies said...

Hi All.
Thank you a very pretty idea. Take care all Kitty.

Mrs B said...

Hi Christine. Such a pretty card and what a great idea to get some unique looks : ) Take care.

Chris said...

Hi Christine,
A great idea for apertures, we always have scrap apertures when we have cut a shape and what a great way to use them.
Chris xx

PharmacyMichele said...

Lovely card & such a good idea. I rarely use my dies to create an aperture do maybe I need to challenge myself!!


Elaine said...

Gorgeous pretty card. And a great idea with the net. Get well soon Val x

AnneRD said...

This would work so well with a heart shaped die for Valentines Day. Great idea Christine.
Best wishes Val, hope all will be OK. Anne x

hazel young said...

Lovely Idea Christine xx hazel

marg said...

Hello Christine
Just watched Deano on the Spellbinder repeat...lots of "I WANT" on the website.
I think I need to try some apertures, its not a technique I have tried, but yours always looks so nice!
Take care
Love Marg

Jacquie said...

This is beautiful Christine, will have to look at some old curtains lol!

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Wendy L said...

So beautiful, xxx

Lucycat said...

Hi Christine,
Great technique today,your card is really pretty.
My very best wishes to Val,I hope all will be OK soon.
I hope you all have a good day. Take care. x.

Jean Z said...

Hi Christine, I love this card . love Jean Z xxx

val jones said...

Hi Christine. Thank you so much for thinking of me Christine, you're a very kind thoughtful person, but your friends on this blog knew that already.
I love the idea of the lace. Never though of doing that.
Love Val in Spain x

lydia jordan said...

Morning Christine,
A lovely idea, the lace looks so pretty. My thoughts are with you Val.

Toni said...

Good morning Christine, love this idea but you are making it very difficult for me to declutter which I desperately need to do �� Have a good day xx

Lesley Thomas said...

Super card Christine, it reminded me that I have a lot of spider netting I could use, so thank you.

Ann said...

Hi Christine

Beautiful card love the lace idea must go and look in the fabric stash for ideas I have lots of dies I could use to make an aperture thankyou for the top tip.

Val sending you a big hug

luv n hugs to all Annxx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Christine,
what a lovely, gorgeous card. That lace looks so effective! You should stop encouraging us to upcycle, I don't throw anything away NOW...........
I must use my apertures more......
Hugs, Rose

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Christine
What a fantastic idea, and such a stunning card that you've made. I love the flower as well. Take care Val.

Janice said...

This is a great Tuesday tip Christine, I just love your card today! Great idea to use the net curtain, fabulous effect.
Thank you for some great tips today.
Big hug to Val, I do hope your cataracts are seen to quickly.
Janice x

LoraineC said...

I love the colours on this card, it's really pretty. I hope they can sort your eyes out quickly Val and you will be back to crafting soon x

SusanP, Kent said...

The lace makes a stunning background for the scalloped circle. Brilliant idea. I don't have any lacy scraps around, but it'll be worth browsing in a fabrics department.

Stamping Bubbles said...

Hi Christine
Really pretty card and a fab recycling idea.
Take care

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Christine, A brilliant idea with the net curtain in the aperture. I use dies as apertures quite often, but normally it is to create a frame. Please don't have me keeping hold of any more 'stuff' hahaha, I'm already keeping hold of all my old clothing, for cutting up when I start to do my quilting !!!
Sorry to hear that you are having problems, Val, here's a huge hug and hoping you will be better really soon.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Laura O' Connor said...

great card and a great idea ,Laura O

Carole Z said...

A beautiful card Christine...I do like using dies for apertures, hugs Carole Z X

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