Tuesday 10 June 2014

A magnet posing as a horseshoe...

good luck

It's the 10th of the month and we know what that means, right? Yup, eleven days until my birthday time for a new Clearly Besotted Stamps challenge!


The theme this month is 'Anything Goes' so this makes is easy-peasy-lemon-squeezy to play along with us. No excuses. Get those Clearly Besotted Stamps goodies at the ready and get busy! :D

For my card, I got acquainted with some new CBS goodies that I hadn't had time to play with yet. I bet you didn't notice that horseshoe die in the new release, did you? Well that's because it's the magnet die from the Scientifically Speaking Die Collection turned upside down. ;)

good luck close up

The magnet/horseshoe was die cut from some Cricut gold glitter iron-on material. A few subtle flowers stamped from Nouveau Flowers and a sentiment in an adorable font from Sweet Little Sentiments completes the card.

tips and tricks
  • This design features a whole lot of symmetry which keeps everything balanced. Everything (apart from the sentiment of course) is symmetrical.
  • I found it super easy to ink up various parts of the floral design in different colours by using tiny teardrop-shaped ink pads. This has the added bonus of being able to ink up one stamp with various colours and stamp it once rather than have to repeat (and line up!) the process. 
  • The floral stamp coordinates with some beautiful stems, but don't be afraid to use it alone as a pattern building stamp. 
I hope you can find time to play along with us! For full deets of the challenge, and to check out the rest of the CBS design team's creations, please pop along to Stephanie's. :)

That's enough from me today. I still have a heck of a lot to do before I finish work on Friday!

As always, thank you so much for stopping by here today!


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Lynn said...

I love the big gold horseshoe :) And the stamping is divine Aimes.

Mandy said...

Fabulous card Aimes, and great idea to use the magnet die! x

Michelle Short said...

I LOVE that you turned the magnet into a horseshoe Aimes! Only you would be bale to do that! Stunning! xx

cm said...

Absolutely beautiful! Your tips - much appreciated!

Lucy Abrams said...

So very beautiful Aimes. Love....

Kara said...

awesome..love it!

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