Monday, 28 May 2012

Victorian Border


Good morning!We've been having fantastic weather here in Northern Ireland for most of the last week - real exam weather!!
On Saturday I learnt a lesson I really should have learnt years ago....never wear a necklace while sunbathing!!
We went to the beach at Portrush on the North coast with about 80 others (lots of kids) on a Sunday School trip.I never usually lie in the sun , in fact I never usually sit still for very long, but, as we say in these parts, the "craic" was good and I just lay down and enjoyed the chat while the kids played on the sand. A few hours later I got up with burnt neck and shoulders and a lovely white "necklace"!! And, oh yes....I did plaster on the suncream.

I was having a little play with the new Victorian Border punch  by Tonic Studios a couple of weeks ago and came up with some different things to do with it. This is the first one and I've made a card and little matching bag to show it off. The image is "Two Roses" - one of my digi images from A Passion for Stamps
I've chosen bold black stripes with contrasting Antique pink. The little flowers on the strip were made using Tonic Studios Petal Pairs and Petal Pairs Petites


Here's how I made the little strip.



(THIS WORKS WITH SOME OF THE OTHER PUNCHES IN THE RANGE TOO.THE STRIP WIDTH NEEDS TO BE SLIGHTLY DIFFERENT - I'LL BE SHOWING SOME MORE IN A DAY OR TWO)




1. Cut a strip of black card 3cm wide and as long as you need for your card.



2. Punch along one side with the Tonic Studios Victorian Border punch



3. Turn the strip over and line up as shown above. I've made a little mark directly above the dashed line on the punch so you can see it above the card.



4. Now line the punch up as normal and carry on punching along the card to the end.


5. The finished strip.





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