Monday, 22 October 2012

My new Grand Calibur yay

Hi All

Sorry I haven't been here for a while I just don't know where the time goes.  I have been busy making cards and stuff for my stall but somehow I don't seem to have found the time to blog.

I have just posted all of my new Christmas cards over on Facebook in my Christmas card album so feel free to take a look.

Anyway BIG news.  It was my birthday yesterday and my lovely girls bought me a grand calibur.  They sent for it from C&C the other week when it was on offer and it has been sat here for 3 weeks and I haven't played with it - how good was I.

I opened it yesterday and started to play but then I had lots of lovely visitors so didn't get a proper go until today.

the card is a 20 x 20 base

I bought a spellbinder grid die when I went to Harrogate and haven't used it until now.  Unfortunately I didn't have any thinner black card so I used what I had 300 gsm.  It took several passes but I got there eventually - patience is a virtue don't you know.  I extended it so that I had a larger area.

 I then took a piece of pearl card 19 x 19 and used a labels die to cut out a section - I did this twice and overlapped them in the middle to create a larger hole. ( only got one grandee die yet lol).

I then used a creative expressions embossing folder and in several goes went around the whole piece to emboss.I only used one half of the folder so that I could get all around the frame.
I cut another piece of black 19.5 x 19.5 , cut out the middle and rounded the corners.
I then layered it all  on the base card.

I cut out some dies in red white and blue and stamped the red one with my sentiment.

The flowers are made from the same design set of dies.  There is a small circle so I cut several for each flower and just made them by cutting sections of each one out and layering up.

A few black dots of bling in the top corner .
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