Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Father's Day (tip for today)

I am lucky to have two of these cards to make!
This one was whetted by my appetite for shrink plastic....

I made a sheet for the background, which I then cut into panels.
Cut and embossed a frame, and used bakers twine to hang my hand made "trinkets".
My "tip for today" is.......if your punch doesn't cut as cleanly as you'd liked,
take the edge of scissors, and rough-up the edge all around.
I did it on the "Dad" oval......should have taken a close-up for you!
I then edged it in ink, using a dauber.....(am addicted to doing this too....it looks good, and masks any rough edges!)
Also difficult to see, but I "filled in" the sea with a dauber and ink.
Tiny brads add a finishing touch.
In hindsight, my "ship" background layer is too dark,
but you learn by mistakes!

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