I hope everyone is well and having a good weekend.
A bit of a different post from me today .. .. and one which is very photo heavy and very long!!!
During the week I received a really lovely email from a lady called Marcie who lives in Minnesota, USA. Alongside the other things that Marcie wrote was the following:
I bought the Penny Black whispers stamp BUT I do not know how you get the paper in the flowers? Could you explain this to me?
I am so new at this but this is my favorite stamp of yours.
I think you paper piece it?? But I do not know how.
So here we go:
|I start by stamping the image twice, |
once onto what will be my base layer
and again onto a contrasting piece of patterned paper.
|I cut the flowers from the contrasting paper using small scissors|
and then run a black marker pen all around the edge
|In this instance I am also distressing around |
the edge of the flowers with Worn Lipstick Distress Ink
and a finger dauber to give a little more definition
to the edge of the flowers
|Next it is time to stick the cut flowers to the base.|
Instead of adding glue to the back of the flowers I find it easier
to add the glue to the base layer using a glue pen
|Leaving you with this to do with as you wish.|
--ooOoo--and this is what I did with mine:
and I am now going to take it over to Pixie's Snippets Playground because I used lots of snippets for this little creation.
I hope this has helped you Marcie xx
Sadly Marcie doesn't have a blog at the moment so we can't "check her out" but hopefully she will now have lots of fun with her Whispers Penny Black stamp.
So this week has been another manic one .. .. hence my quiet blog .. .. lots of general cards needed for here there and everywhere .. .. but at least it means I have some cards I can share as these have been put into scheduled posts which will be very handy because I have a very busy time ahead. Next Sunday is "Wedding Fayre" day and I have lots of prep to do for that, along with wedding work for current couples, magazine work and general orders. To be honest I am trying not to think too much about how much is actually on my list because I have a feeling it is going to be very busy right up to the end of January now!
Right .. .. off to check out how Mr Heart is doing. It is a landmark day in the House of Hearts today. Those of you who have been following my blog for a while will remember that three years ago he started lifting and re-laying the crazy paved patio. Well today is the day it will all be finished .. .. including the large area under our pergola!! It has been a real job and a half for him .. .. and by no stretch of the imagination could you call it a labour of love .. .. but he has persevered and the mission will be complete today. I showed him some pictures of how it look before he started and he couldn't believe how different it looks.
Hopefully I will have some decent pictures to share another time of the "before" and "after".
Enjoy the rest of your weekend everyone.
Love Jules xx