Hi girls … bonus post … I am supposed to be doing Shane’s 21st birthday invitations … but saw the Mojo Monday and decided to give it a go! But … of course … one thing led to another. The biggest problem with a circle sketch … is HOW TO CUT THE PERFECT CIRCLE!! 😀 Yep … I don’t have any circle cutting tools … so mine was done with a glass & a pencil. That was fine … but then I needed to cut a slightly larger circle as a frame … and didn’t have a glass the right size. My attempt was ok … but you know me … I wasn’t happy that it wasn’t quite round. Trimmed a bit here and there … and a little happier … but not completely happy … SO … decided to hide the unround circle with a frame of pretty ribbon! I think that did the trick!!!
But … in the meantime … I got rather distracted surfing around looking for a circle cutter. You see … a template isn’t really enough … you have to have a steady hand and a good eye to keep cutting really evenly … and I figured there had to be something out in craft land that did this perfectly. I discovered a blog that gave the cutter I found a great rating … so went surfing then for a supplier! Yay! I found one in Australia … and just sent them an order! I know … a little implusive … but I have been very envious for a while of the gorgeous cards I see cut with circles or ovals & seemingly perfect! So … I have ordered the cutter … some circle & oval templates to use with the cutter & some spare blades. All set for my next circle challenge!!! 😀 If you are looking for a supplier, yourself … try Art & Craft Supplies. They have a very easy ordering system … and payments by direct transfer or paypal.
So … here is my card. I had already done the watercolouring on this image … and was just waiting to mount it. So … it really didn’t take too long to do! (apart from the circle cutting – please don’t look too closely!)
I really have to run … need to get those invitations done … especially now it took me a lot longer with the distractions to get this card finished. So … here are the quick details for this card …
- Stamp Set: Bundle of Joy – mask ( bear) used to stamp one image behind the other
- Colours: Gable Green, Lavender Lace, Barely Banana & SU! Watercolour card (vanilla)
- Inks: StazOn Black + GG, LL, BB marker & blender pen for watercolouring
- Ribbon: “Beachfront” Ribbon Originals
- Buttons: Bold Brights
Hope you enjoyed this one! Have a go yourself … if you are brave enough to attempt the circle!!! 😀