Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Fuchsias and doily aperture

Good morning. After all the heavy rain which kept me awake overnight I'm glad to see a little bit of sunshine this morning. Anyhow, I got a photo of this card a couple of days ago while it was dry.
 It's a fairly CAS card but quite effective
I've coloured and cut out the stamped Fuchsia and "hung" it in the aperture. (Check out the stamps HERE)
I've used my new Doily Circle Die from Tonic Studios and cut an aperture in the centre of the doily with the smallest Circle Shape Mate and right through the card. I cut a second doily from white card and added a quarter of it in each corner of the card. The little butterflies have been punched out with the Simplicity Classic Butterfly punch.

....and another little book mark today. I usually punch the bottom of the bookmarks with a border punch but wanted to use my Daisy Strip punch (by Tonic Studios!) across the bottom this time instead. I then stamped, coloured and cut out the Roses image (Pick of the Bunch) and added to the bookmark on Thin 3d foam squares from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L. I chose the thin ones as they are great for using on projects like bookmarks where you don't want too much depth. It left just enough room behind the roses to add the ivy leaves and ladybirds from the same stamp pack. I masked the ladybirds and then stamped the leaves before adding Glossy Accents ..


  1. Morning Ruth. Fuchsias are one of my favourite flowers. Your card is stunning. TFS. Hugs Rita xx

  2. Gorgeous card, love the colours. Marlene

  3. Hi Ruth,

    Love the card. I very much like the use of the flowers and doilys and am hoping to invest in a few because I have seen what a lovely selection of cards you have made with them. Thank you by the way for the link you sent me for the pop up card last week. I had a go at the weekend and it was not as complicated as I thought, I enjoyed making it. If you want to have alook at my first attempt, I made an anniversary card for my hubby and have just put it up in my docraft gallery - let me know what you think - thanks once again Anne xx

  4. Stunning card Ruth and the bookmark is wonderful too. I ADORE that fuchsia image as they are a flower that have special memories for me
    All the best
    Hugs Sue

  5. I really like the card and the bookmark Ruth, but the first one is so eye-catching and as I love fuchsias it has to be my favourite today.

    B x

  6. Two stunning projects, I love how you've photographed the card. xx

  7. Beautiful Ruth...and look out for my post on Thursday...xx

  8. Stunning work Ruth. Gorgeous colours and so love the little aperture for that gorgeous flower.

  9. The roses and fucsia card are special and trurly awesome !


Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a comment, it's lovely to hear from you. Ruth