dandy diagonals

Hello crafty friends – today I’m sharing a birthday card using Julie Hickey’s ‘weathered wood’ designer paper and one of her sentiment circle stamps. I took the layout from the sketch over at As You See It, together with a couple of elements from Just Add Ink‘s ‘choose two’ theme (circle and twine)

challenge #266

I started with a piece of the ‘weathered wood’ in a purple tone and cut it to fit an A6 card blank. I then cut it in two on the diagonal. As they’re double sided papers, my plan was to reverse one of the triangles to give a contrast. Once cut, I realised the slight flaw in this plan, as turning one piece over changed the angle of the diagonal! I had to use a second piece and then cut the diagonal the opposite way so that it would work when I flipped it. (and that now gives me two other pieces for a second card!). Once sorted I glued the two pieces onto the card blank.

I then stamped the ‘happy birthday’ sentiment circle using ‘shaded lilac’ Distress Oxide and die cut it. I blended a little more of the lilac ink around the edge with a brush and mounted it onto a larger white circle before attaching it to the card front.

I cut three lengths of grey twine and tied them into a bow, which I glued onto the circle. The final touch was a few purple Glossies stars.

Thanks for dropping in. I’ve had a fab day out London today with a friend (we went to see ‘Jersey Boys’), so I’m planning a quiet evening – although I have got more triangular paper pieces left to make another card!

8 thoughts on “dandy diagonals

  1. Just gorgeous, Deborah – and I laughed a bit to hear your DSP dilemma – I had the same issue when I used my choice for this card, too, lol. Great solution and I love this woodgrain! Beautiful sentiment medallion too – how well we partnered with JAI, lol! Thanks so much for playing at As You See It!

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  2. I love the rustic feel to this card, Deborah. I had the same problem with the same intention with my DSP! Heck, I just wanted to save paper! I love the bow on your circle element! Thanks for creating on the diagonal with us at As You See It Challenges!

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  3. Oh yes, I think we’ve all done the oops moment is dealing with double sided paper and angles! I do like the rustic texture of the card paired up with a more whimsical colour. Thanks so much for joining in with us again at As You See It.

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  4. I love the blue-lilac tones of these papers Deborah and totally chuckled at your mix-and-match cutting dilemma – been there, done that too!! Love the sentiment detail on the circle too. Thanks for sharing with us over at As You See It this week!

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