Sunday, 29 August 2010

The Return Of........The Tree!!!

Sorry.......I just can't leave this Kanban tree stamp alone. Mind you it is nice to know that it's a versatile stamp isn't it?
Here I have used the new Joyful Peace papers from gcd Studios......very, very gorgeously strokeable.
Now I'm not sure if I would dare to do this version of the tree in a class because I have stamped it onto two of the papers and then you see all the red sections.......well they have been cut out from one image and glued over the other one. I think I would get!!!
Anyway with quite a bit of matting and layering you have yourself a nice traditional card.

Had a great class on Friday. Very hectic and slightly panicky at one point when the gloss card we were using didn't do what was expected of it. Still it all turned out alright in the end and everyone's cards were stunning.......well done girls.

I'm a bit pleased with meself this morning because I have solved a problem that has been bugging me for a few weeks. The Spellbinders Shapeabilities........what a pig to get the shapes out once cut eh? I had gone right off them........until........I spotted a piece of non stick sheet on my desk. I had tried the baking parchment tip I saw somewhere but that didn't do it for me as I was still tearing the shapes as they came out.
The non stick sheet I have used is from Poundland. Look for a blue and yellow cardboard box in the kitchen department. It works like a dream.

Looks like the weather might be clearing up a little for the afternoon. We have had torrential rain this morning. It won't worry me though as I am staying put today and just pottering. Tomorrow I have to go into town as I am admitting defeat with these varifocal lenses in my new glasses and going to get them changed for two separate pairs.

Hope the rain isn't spoiling your Bank Holiday too much.
Thanks for dropping by.


  1. I so love your cards they are always so rich and elegant and this is such a wonderful tree.

  2. Hmm, can understand some people might not covering strokeable paper with another or even stamping over them in the first place but have to say, this tree stamp cries out for the technique. Smashing card Sheila!

    Thanks for the non-stick sheet tip. I already have a couple of those so I'll give that a try. Have to 'fess up that I haven't even tried those dies yet even though they have been in my stash for ages!

    Lesley Xx

  3. Truly wonderful card Sheila. Very elegant.
    I use the poundland non stick sheets in crafting but not sure how your using with the shapeabilites? Have tried searching for the tip you mention using baking parchment but no luck.
    Carole x

  4. you have really sold this tree to me with your fantastic cards ! I am on the hunt for the stamp even thought I swore I was not buying any new Christmas stamps thsi year....


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