On the Edge

On the Edge



I've been playing with the new release from Avery Elle today getting a start on my Christmas cards for this year.   I really love the Layered Stars stamp they released with the two different star ornaments - one glittery, one metallic and with the layered stamps it couldn't be easier to create sparkly looking ornaments.


For my first card I wanted to fill the card front with glittering stars and when I planned out my arrangement with a rough stamp of the base layer it gave me the theme for todays post - "on the edge" cutting.   So I stamped again on the card front using Concord and 9th inks for my layers - here my base layer is Sorbet, then Poppy then Cranberry for the top layer.  Once all the stamping was done I used a fine liner with a deliberate "wobbly" to draw my strings and then I used scissors to cut my "edge" before stamping the sentiment in black at the bottom to balance the design.  To make it more obvious that there was a "edge" I used a strip of patterned paper on the edge of the inside of the card.



For the second card I wanted a different way to make my "edge" so went for a partial die cut technique.  I used Altenew's Linear Pathway Alphabet sets - bot the Solid and the Outline.   I used the solid first to die cut just the right hand edge of Ho-Ho-Ho down the card by placing the cutting plates so it only cut through half the die each time.  I then cut the Solid from red card and the Outline from aqua card and lined them up over the cut edge.



This time I stamped the metallic stars using 4 shades of blue/greens from light to dark bottom to top - so starting with Sea Glass, then Aqua Sky, then Oceanside and finishing with Peacock.  I stamped the strings and bows in Poppy to match the lettering and added a few sparkles with aqua to give a weight and balance to the finished card.


I hope this gives you some ideas for getting "edgey" with your cards - it's a fun way to make sure handmade stands out from the bog standard cards.




Waffle Flower's latest release is in transit and should be here by mid-week.

We're waiting on Concord and 9th and Altenew to ship our latest orders - not yet sure whether they will be shipped in time to arrive this week.

Still no confirmed shipment date for The Greetery - we hope it will be by the end of August but manufacturing delays in the USA due to covid are slowing things down.

Lawn Fawn's normal August release is now going to be in mid-September and will be in store for release day as normal.


That's all for today

Catch you next weekend





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