Tuesday 4 August 2015

hello (literally!)


Hey! (or should that be, hello?)

Thanks so much for stopping by today or for sticking around during a bit of a tumbleweed time here on the blogeroo. It's been a crazy, hectic, chaotic and insane few weeks that's left us sometimes wondering if we could bite off more than we could chew, but somehow (and don't ask us how!) we've managed to move house whilst working full time without a removal van in sight!

I've unpacked my crafty goodies and today I'm sharing the first card I made in my new craft room. The sentiment is so fitting: hello new digs, hello crafting, hello blog, hello world: I've missed you! Oh, and how could I forget? Hello new Clearly Besotted August release! :)

This card features a brand-new Shaker Shapes Square Hello die and I shook things up a little bit by deciding not to create a shaker card with it. I'm sure the rainbow trend has passed, but I love the happy vibes from a bright rainbow colour combo.

tips and tricks
  • The trickiest part of this design is die-cutting the aperture die centrally from the card front. Using Washi tape to secure the die to card front did the trick for me!
  • I used my scraps of cardstock to cut the individual letters from coloured cardstock. It means less waste and I can do a few letters in one pass through my die-cutting machine. 
  • Need more dimension? Why not coat those colourful letters in Glossy Accents? I would have done this myself if I could remember where I'd unpacked my Glossy Accents! 
Seeing as I didn't want to spend hours searching high and low for my Glossy Accents, I decided to add a little sparkle to my letters instead with the help of my clear Wink of Stella pen. :)

hello close up

Well, I know for a fact that the rest of the Clearly Besotted Design Team have some amazing samples to tease you with so I urge you to pop across to Stephanie's if you haven't already. Oh, and please welcome our Design Team guesties, the lovely Cindy Lovell and my super-fun and talented friend, Keren Baker!

Thanks so much for stopping by today or for hanging around here waiting for something to happen! I really appreciate it and hope you can stick around for more stamping shenanigans tomorrow!



Neets B said...

Welcome back, Aimes. I love your simple, sparkly bold and bright hello. Great to have your back in blogland :) x

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Well done on all you've achieved with the house Aimes and you've certainly not lost your amazing crafty talent in the process. Love the colours and awesome showcase. Sarah x

the Blackbird said...

Hello to you!! welcome back in blogland...sincerely...I didn't move, but my craft corner is so messy that I really can't remember where my glossu accent is...LOL!!

Ruth said...

Missed you! Done an amazing job keeping everything going whilst moving and so glad you've sorted your craft room. Love this little card, so simple and bright. Xx

rian said...

nice card,
hugs rian

loulou said...

Great CAS design. Rainbows are never out of style.

Michelle Short said...

So lovely to see you back, Aimes! Love your sparkly, rainbow hello! :) xx

Mandy said...

It's so nice to have you back Aimes, and what a fab card x

Marion said...

Oh I love this Aimee!

~amy~ said...

What a FUN card and so you!!!!!

Wida said...

ACK! I love this!!!

Unknown said...

Lovely to see you back with such a great card. Wishing you well in your new home. Karen x

amnse said...

A lovely simple yet effective design. Great stuff!

Leni said...

Fun and so colorful and happy. Wish you so much happiness in your new craftroom!

Cindy Lovell said...

Glad to see you back!! Awesome card,love the glitter on the letters!!

Kathy H said...

Very simple, colorful cards are the ones I like best! Congratulations on your new space!

Shari said...

Just love your non shaker card. ^_^

Leslie said...

Gorgeous card! Thanks!

Leslie said...

Gorgeous card. Thank you!!

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