Tuesday, 29 November 2011

LIM week 43 ( card 3)

Here is my third card for this week's
'Less is More' challenge.I am trying
something different again, seems to
be my theme this week lol.I used a
 dingbat font ( Christmas cheer) which
had images instead of letters,  for the
image today.I coloured it with Copics &
Promarkers.Then added glamour dust
& Diamond Dust for 'a bit of bling' which
 is the theme this week.I love the
chunkiness of the larger glitter (DD), just
realised today that it is REAL glass too.
I cut the image out with a nestie, then
chalked around the image too....sorry
yet more pink lol. I also cut a 'nestie' hole
in the card , embossed around the hole,
then suspended the image 'mid air' so to
speak. Took me a while to figure out how
to do it, as I didn't want it stuck to the back
of the card but 'hovering'( almost wrote
hoovering then he he).
So hard to get a decent photo of this too , sorry.
Sentiment computer generated &  I added a
gem to the 'i' for a bit more bling.
Added later !!! Ok so you want to know how
I 'suspended' the circle in  mid air?? Well I messed
about with ideas for a while then finally hit on the
answer. I cut a narrow strip of acetate then attached
that to the back of the circle. Then I creased the strip at both
ends a little from the edge( about 1 1/2 cms). I bent
the edge strips forwards facing the back part of the front
piece of the whole card....oh my!!!... hope you are still
with me there.I attached two small 3d pads to the edges
of this strip...just in a bit so the pad/strip didn't show
above the circle. Job done!..... the circle  now ' hovers'
in between the card front and back.Do hope that is clear
enough ! it folds almost flat for posting too btw.

More rambling below!
Been cleaning ( or celaning as my friend calls it )
today again. First the bathrooms then the oven
today...a nasty job which I hate! It's feeling colder
now  brrr, hope you are all keeping warm.My daughter
is all sorted in her lovely new home now ( she had
EVERYTHING unpacked and house sorted in 4 days!!!!).
My son moves next week too, all go here.


Lai-Yoke said...

Beautiful X'mas card! Love the soft look!

Christine L said...

Oooh I LIKE! And never apologise for pink hon...! Really love how you've got the image floating.. Very effective!

Glad your daughter is settled.. But blimey.. I still have boxes in my garage from our move two and a half years back!

Christine x

Pauline said...

Wonderful and very clever card, how did you suspend the die cut, it's very effective! Superb job!

Kathyk said...

Lovely and delicate card


Loli said...

Hola Viv, wonderful, wonderful card!!!, the circle "in the air" is a really fantastic effect, beautiful viv!.
A warm hug from Palma, today 27oC, christmas holidays are coming up soon i think to much hot, for christmas season, this is unusual

Viv's Visuals said...

C'mon spill all - how'd you get it hoovering... I mean hovering... LOL
I have GOT to have a go at this - FAB-U-LUSS DAHLING!!!

Valerie said...

Fab Viv love the image it's a bit Hansel and Gretel:)And how did you suspend it may I ask?
Val x

Faith A said...

Such a pretty card and love the cut out and colours

Linby said...

I like your other cards this week, but this one is my FAV - wow it is stunning, just beautiful.

Chrissie said...

I kinda got a bit lost with the directions but who cares... the result is just fab... and very innovative Viv!
Fabby card.
Thanks once more.
"Less is More"

Anne said...

Beautiful and how is it suspended? Looks great however you did it!

Jackie said...

Brilliant card Viv, so pretty. Great idea with the hovering image :o)
Jackie xx

Lizy said...

This is just brilliant Viv! I love it! :)
Lizy x

Mandi said...

Thsi looks just superb Viv
NEVER apologise for using pink lol

thanks so much
mandi LIM

Karen said...

Pretty Christmas card, love the pink loads Karen x

laurie said...

Thats an awesome card!

Jenni's Jems said...

a very festive card almost looks like a snow globe! x

Vicky Hayes said...

Oh gorgeous Viv - and very clever! Vx

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