WOYWW 145 – a card!


I managed a card from my stamp play yesterday.  No overall shot of my desk as it’s too dark now to get a decent photo – and my desk is a mess anyway so nothing new there.

I’m splitting my time between trying to resolve the lat bit of my computer issues by readon forums that seem to address my particular problem, but only my blog hopping today will tell me if what I have done has cleared it up, playing with my new dies and a spot of quilting.  THAT is a post for another day because it is quite the saga, I fear. But for now, stamps with fun foam and dies.

Using the Lea’bilities from yesterday I made a fun stamp.  I used a bit of the waste from the circle fram and some of the small leaves.

I really like this one – I’ve been wanting a frond of leaves for a while but I’m too lazy to go looking for one.  I did see one I liked but it was in a set at £22!  Wasn’t so keen on the rest of them so this solves the problem for nothing.

I started by sticking a sheet of dictionary paper to some white cardstock.  It needs that extra weight, I think, as the pages are very thin.

It’s a French dictionary, and somehow I managed to select a page, totally at random, that contained cannabis, cannibal, and at the top cockroach!  I don;t suppose if I had picked it on purpose I could have picked a worse one LOL!

I sponged it with some of the same green I stamped, and cut it using that technique where you mark a the inside edge of a die and cut around the stamped image, then slip the die under it so the stamped bit sticks out and remains uncut.

I stamped a few more fronds, and added some black pen detail to the main frond.  A flower and a ribbon slide and it was done.

The light seems to have given the card a weird halo effect, but the black card base was embossed with a leafy mask – you can just about see it in the upper left.

Now, if you are curious about the whole WOYWW thing, you really must pop over to Julia’s (seen recently in Craft Stamper Magazine!) Stamping Ground for a looksee at al the workdesks across the globe!  I do hope I’ll get to visit and comment – if not I’ll be mourning the 200+ fonts I deleted as it will all have been in vain.  Wish me luck!

To add – anyone having the odd problem of visiting a blog then having it switch to a blank white screen, saying Waiting for in the activity window, but the page never loading?

33 thoughts on “WOYWW 145 – a card!

  1. love all the elements, the gradient stamping and sponging. Happy Woyww!

  2. Oh now that works beautifully, and I love the accidental choice of dictionary page, makes me LOL!! Kaleidacolour…still loving those ink pads.
    No sign of the white screen redirection thing from here, but several other burning issues so far this week!!

  3. That is a beautiful stamp you have made for yourself! And you saved all that money too! I hope your computer problems are solved by now!
    xoxo Karen #175

  4. Wow…love your final results. Very well done. 🙂

  5. your card is lovely,great use of paper,have a great week,x

  6. I learn something every time I read your blog. Never thought of partially cutting the image before using my Nesties. Thank you!

  7. Thanks for showing us your process for making the card! It is beautiful.

  8. I love this idea great card!
    Have a fun WOYWW.

  9. Brilliant card and lol at the dictionary page! I’ve got some sticky backed fun foam at home and now I know what I’m going to do with it! Thanks for the inspiration and I hope your computer problems are fixed.


  10. Thanks so much for sharing your most interesting process. Happy WOYWW! Robin Panzer Art Studio 33 #130

  11. Fab creation – I love how you’ve turned the page into a piece of art. Take care, enjoy snooping around the wonderful desks & enjoy this WOYWW. Zo xx 33

  12. Amazing card. With my luck, I’d have a dictionary with all sorts of dirty words in it, and manage to get the most embarrassing page of all!

  13. What a great card love the use of the french dictionary. Thanks for Sharing

    Becky #3

  14. Love the dictionary, love the stamp, love the card – I’m all loved up.

    Ann B

  15. What a great idea! I have a French Newspaper somewhere, I’ll go hunt it out! Thanks for my snoop! Have a great crafting week.
    HaPpY wOyWw!!

  16. How amazing that leaf spray is …so perfect …clever you …and the final result is brilliant .

  17. What a beautiful card, so elegant. Don’t worry about the cockroach and other words, it’ll be fine as it’s covered in ink! Enjoy WOYWW Karen 78 x

  18. Love the random choice of page with your leaf, Fabulous!! great post, Have a great week, Hugs May x x x

  19. What a great card. Making your own stamps? How clever.

    I love the lookj of altered pages but I just can’t bring myself to rip out pages from books! I did buy some music books from a charity shop and don’t mind that so much.


  20. Well doesnt cannabis go with your stamped leaves LOL. Well chosen and entertaining post
    Bridget #11

  21. I love the idea of using an old French dictionary. Love that out of the box technique with the spellbinder too. Great card! Regards Anne #27

  22. Yay – Linky is back!

    Love the card you’ve made, ingenuity at it’s best for the leaf frond, eh?

  23. Looks great!..I agree about needing to glue the paper down onto cardstock…i find the same with most of my dictionary pages.

  24. Hi there; just thought I’d pop my head in to say hi! Lovely card there,
    Neil #9

  25. Lovely card Happy woyww and have creative week
    hugs judex 17

  26. great looking card. Thanks for the mini tutorial Have great day! Vickie #4

  27. No Linky, that stinky! Oh, but we can still find you! Love that card, so cool! I love newsprint!

  28. Amazing card beautiful work. Luck to choose that particular page.

  29. I love the gradated effect you got on the stamp. Very pretty.

    Happy Woyww,


  30. LOL! Love your page choice. Great card, and great fun.

  31. I’m doing this the old fashioned way… no Mr Linky yet!! 😉 Love the card you made with the leaf and I laughed at the choice of page you happened to get… it all sounds far better when in French anyways!!

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