Thursday, November 01, 2007

and CUT!!!

Hooray an escape from Christmas, (is anyone else a bit fed up of crackers, tinsel and excessively wrapped toiletries filling the shelves?) Anyway, this weeks dare is set by Tracie, and it is to use handcutting on a card, any theme too so I get to escape the festive frenzy (not that I don't like it, but Decembers the time for Christmas...grump...mutter...moan...)

This card is totally inspired by, but not using any, Rusy Pickle pirate papers I got at the SECC. Somehow they just didn't work when I put them with the lettering so they're back on the shelf for stroking.
The only thing that isn't handcut is the card blank. I used stamps by Hero Arts and StudioG, Prima flowers, papermania brads, a skull from the same font as I used before about a month ago and doodling.

Penny Black alpha stamps here for the congratulations, whispers colouring pens (I'm sure theres a more grown up name but hey...), doodled borders and Pink Petticoat paper. I didn't feel scared doodling direct onto the PP paper cause I knew I could always print another sheet if I mucked it up! Didn't cut the letters individually this time though.

I quite like handcutting really, I use my alphabet stamps and cut them out more now even if it does take longer than using my dies. Thanks for stopping by my blog, have a crafty day.

Rhi :)


10 comments:

Kae said...

Love, love, love this card :D ... Gimme anything with skulls :D

~x~

Andrea said...

2 fabulous cards, I love the skull with the floral eyes, brilliant idea

Lythan said...

oooh lovely Rhi. I need to do some congrats cards so may borrow the idea if that is ok. And the skull is so sweet!

Sandy said...

Wow very very nice. Great work.

EllePiggo said...

They're fab and funky Rhi, love them.:)
Vanessa.

Monty's Mum said...

Oh fab card! I have those papers and I cant use them....just stroke them and put them back lol!

My Paper World said...

Fun and funky cards, I love them!

Kathy said...

these are both fab, I love the clean crisp graphic-ky style you've got going here. Remind me to show you a pic of something I bought the other day.....

Susan (Sue H) said...

Great cards Rhi.

Can't say I've ever got the 'skull' thing (must be getting old lol) but I love the little pink Prima's for eyes.

Marlou said...

excellent cards Rhi, really love the congrats one, loving all your curvy cutting :) xx