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Sunday, 3 June 2012

Rule Britannia - Sunday 3rd June

Good Morning Blog Friends,

Today's card is made in celebration of Great Britain....

I have made two versions of this card and I may well share the other one later in the week. This frame card is a shape I have been playing with, perhaps for our next workshop. A few weeks ago, I went along to a friend's 'Stampin' Up' party and the card the demonstrator had us making was this type of card and it had me thinking that I used to make cards like this, but not for a while; in fact so long ago that it was before die-cutting machines came along and getting that centre aperture to look good was almost impossible!

It's quite a simple idea...I used 2 pieces of 6x6 card and cut the aperture using labels one small. You then score twice along each side, for this size I scored at 1.5cms and 3cms, this shapes the card. All the card used  is from a Portobello Road paper and embellishment pack that I had at Christmas. I've used it quite a lot and it's lasting ages. I used a very pale newspaper print sheet for the front and stamped over it very lightly with Versafine vintage sepia  ink and a crown stamp from a Prima stamp set I bought in my local 'Out of the Blue' shop recently.

The bird was die cut using the Spellbinders Bird Sanctuary set, distressed with antique linen and I added another stamped crown.  After the sides were stuck together, I added a little hint of gold along the bottom with an edger die from Parisian Accents. The bunting is made from cutting out the bunting on the cover of the paper pad and the ribbon also came with the set, as did the spotty card for the back.

Thanks for stopping by!
Carole X


  1. Morning Carole! What a lovely card idea! It's good to try different card shapes and styles-I think I'll give this one a try also, thank you! Your cards over the past few days have been beautiful, in particular yesterday's, the White on White was so soft and elegant!x

    1. Thanks Oksana! It's really nice to have time off work and at home to catch up and play! Hope you are having a lovely weekend and getting some crafting in!X