I was having a dig around the craft room recently and discovered a couple of things that I hadn’t seen in a while. This is not odd.
It was odd however that both seemed to have a sea faring theme so I thought that I would spend a few minutes making them up into a finished project.
The first thing that I found was this print that had been pulled from a playtime that I had a while back with the Geli Plate.
There was definitely a watery wavey finish to it.
The next thing that found was a paper cutting stencil with a boat at sea image.
You can see why I had that light-bulb moment now, can’t you? It’s not exactly going to take a genius to figure that one out now is it? Lol.
Anyway, I did have a little thinking to do as I had to choose what to cut the design from.
I finally settled on some Goldline Watercolour Cardstock as it had a nice texture and I had used it for paper cutting techniques before so knew that it would work well.
I traced the design onto the cardstock and then used a craft knife to cut it out.
I trimmed the design from the sheet and moved it over the patterned paper to find the place that I was going to cut it out from.
I moved it around as if operating a Ouija board seeking a message telling me where I should stick it – now, keep it clean you lot.
Inspiration found, I stuck the paper cut to the patterned paper and then used the Perfect Layer ruler to trim the edges.
Finally I layered it and mounted it onto the front of a card.
Bish, Bash, Bosh, job done! :)
I did a second version, this time however I cut the design straight into the folded card.
To do this I flipped the stencil and traced it onto the back of the card front. That makes sense, right?
I then trimmed off a piece of the patterned paper and stuck it to the back of the front of the card.
Finally I added some sky blue pearlescent PVA glue dots to add a little finishing touch.
I’d love to show you a full photo of the finished piece however I accidentally smeared the glue dots before I got around to it so I am afraid that I can’t :(
Anyway, it was a just a quickie today to highlight what I have been up to.
Hope you liked the simple idea.
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