I had in mind to make a suncatcher, but do you ever get one of those disastrous days when no matter what you attempt to do it goes wrong? Well I had one of those. I wasted two sheets of heat resistant acetate at the cutting stage, as I hadn’t realised that the first one was not fully cut through and tore it, and the second one it slipped before I put it through my HappyCut, which I didn’t discover until it came out the other end. Then I had a really successful one, except I stamped and embossed in gold and it didn’t show up!!! Waste of acetate there then. So I tried it in other colours and accidentally used my heatgun and dried the ink before I remember to put the embossing powder on! At that point I decided to turn it into a round card instead and set about cutting out a circle of white card. The first one I stuck the die in place with tape and when I tried to remove it, it tore a layer off of the card. The next one was perfect, but the tack on my tack ‘n’ peel had lost it’s umph and the stamp, fully inked, fell off the block right into the middle of the card!
At this point I was ready to throw the lot out of the window. Instead I went and washed my block with the tack’n’peel on it and cleaned up the stamps, had a cuppa and a nap and when I got up I tried again.
Finally success! I did also manage to salvage a small bit of the heat resistant acetate and stamped two butterflies and a few dragonflies, although the dragonflies didn’t look right on the design so I have put them aside for something else. I shall no doubt put them somewhere safe so that when I want them I have no idea where they are! I coloured the backs of the butterflies with promarkers in Island Lagoon and Marine.
Light is pretty awful here so you can’t see, but everything was heat embossed. I used detail clear powder over the coloured inks.
My stamps, by the way, are from Elusive Images, which is now called Chocolate Baroque, and the sentiment is from Inkylicious, and the card shape was cut with a Spellbinders Grand Decorative Circle Die.
Anyhow, if I haven’t bored you so far, I am entering this into the following:-
Charisma Cardz - #17 Shaped Cards
Country View Crafts - #3 How Does Your Garden Grow
Di’s Digi Designs - Anything But Square
Natalie and Amy’s Challenge - #9 Things With Wings
No Matter Which Challenge - #9 Things With Wings
One Stitch At A Time - #162 Anything Goes
Scribbles Designs - #4 Shaped or Easel Cards
Stamping Sensations - May Embossing and Texture
The Artistic Stamper - May Words
Totally Papercrafts - #165 Don’t Be Square