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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!

26 comments:

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!!

Michele

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
http://jewelscardcraft.blogspot.co.uk/

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.
Lydia
X

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
Lesley

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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