Thursday, 25 October 2012

Lacé card


Having  made a couple of cards with my Spellbinders Diamond Strips and Accents I thought I would re-visit my lacé dies and see just how easy, or otherwise, it was. It's a few years since I used them. Oh my goodness, what a kerfuffle! (Is that a word?) I chose a lovely double sided pearlescent cardstock in contrasting shades of  pink. The card is so nice that I proceeded with great caution because I didn't want to ruin it. Well as you can see, I didn't ruin it, but because I was being so careful it took me ages! Now compare that to the speed of whizzing a die through the Grand Calibur - no comparison!!!  I think I have proved the point to myself and will be giving the real lacé a miss in future!

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Having taken so long with the cut work I decided to make it very simple, although it is only now that I have uploaded the picture I realise it is a bit wonky. Fortunately it is only attached with a glue dot so it can be easily remedied. I used florist's tape (courtesy of my sister) to bind the cala lilies together.  I decide to  use the pale pink as the outside but the deeper colour is really lovely so perhaps I will use the Spellbinders and make another card in the opposite way.

Well that's all for now. Have a  good day.

Love from Christine xx

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  1. Hi Christine, I know this took an age to make but the card looks so simple, you don't need more, even with the wonky bit it is lovely.

    Wilma x x

  2. Good Morning Christine, You were brave, after using a Die I would never have ventured down the old road..............!!!
    However you have made a fantastic job and your card looks terrific. Simple and very effective,
    Have a Great Day

    Patricia x

  3. Hi Christine,
    beautiful card. Such a lot of work involved, all that cutting. As Patricia said you were brave, but the end result is fab.
    Have a wonderful crafty day.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  4. Am loving this beautiful card Christine, less is more as they say

    jacqui x

  5. Good Morning Christine, Beautiful card, I admire your perseverance. I do so agree with your father-in-law ref comment left. I also find florist tape very useful and have a selection of colours. xx Flora

  6. This is gorgeous Christine, I love the design and the delicate colours


  7. Lovely card Christine! I know that I have a lace die somewhere and it used to take a very long time to create!x you have been very brave!xx

  8. Beautiful Christine. I would not even attempt that die. Marvellous work. Kerfuffel is used here also.

  9. What a beautiful card Christine. Enjoy your day. Hugs Rita xx

  10. Hallo Christine
    Wat een mooie kaart he je gemaakt
    Groetjes Gerrie

  11. Hi Christine
    Lovely card these dies are on my wish list i think they look stunning

  12. Simple card ,but very elegant as always^_^


  13. Good afternoon Christine . What a lovely simple lay out on your card today.


  14. I've just giggled at your kerfuffle Christine - I love that word!! I know what you mean about them though - you don't realise just how time consuming they are. Mind you the effect when using this type of card is amazing. You card is very chic and elegant.

    Hugs Sue Pxxx


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