Anyhoo...on with the show.
I managed to get my six cards done last night because I had forgotten about the lovely 3D Decoupage scenes that I had so painstakingly put together before going to MUFOG (click the word to find out what it is if you don't know). I found these while perusing my paper and trying to decide what I was going to do last night. I'd show you a picture of what they looked like but I was just a wee bit spacey last night so instead, here is the picture of all six finished:
Because these are just stock standard cards (in other words, no technical details), I'm not going to do a standard tutorial for them. Instead, I'll show you a few short cuts that I have learned over the years so that you too can do this easily. The first one is to tell you where to cut a normal A4 piece of paper to get two cards out of one piece of paper. This was one the first things I learned in the various card workshops I have taken.
Speaking of measuring. How many of you spend ages measuring the piece you want to mat so that you get the perfect edge around it? I don't and for those of you who have gotten cards from me, I bet you didn't even notice (for my pedantic friends out there - I don't want to hear how you noticed but were too nice to tell me. It's deliberate I tell you!). This is what I do:
I also recommend getting a ruler like this:
Also, don't under estimate the value of buying matching stamps and punches. Yes, it can be expensive, but as a time saver, it's worth it! Here is the one I used in my cards:
Last but not least is just a reminder that there are plenty of thing around the house that you can use in your craft. This is one of them.
So that is all from me people. Tonight's effort is more of an artwork but I have another dastardly plan to make up the time another night ;0)