Saturday, 17 October 2009

My homemade swirls


Made a match box to match (no pun intended) ABC challenge (F for flying), Just Magnolia (bright and zingy) and Stamp something (bling). Not proud of it but it has a Magnolia butterfly stamp so...

Anyhow, pearl and crystal swirls are really pretty but I never have any when I need them. So I've started making my own. I know there are loads of people that put pearl maker or stickles on plastic and cut it out to fit the card but I don't like the plastic on the cards. I'm picky - I know!

I printed a swirl and used it as a template, put sticky strip on that plastic acetat whatever paper and punched holes through it all. The cat hair on the pictures are compulsory and on the house ;). When finished I took the background paper away and can use the plastic to see where I want my swirl.

I use pearl maker or stickles in the colour I want, gently remove my template and voilá - a swirl with no plastic background.





11 comments:

Kimberley said...

I love your very beautiful card.

helen ... said...

waw it s a lovely card, i love the mixture of colours, =O,lovely background =)
hugsss
helen

debbies said...

Ooooh - very pretty!

Mina said...

what a great idea using a homemade template...brilliant...love this pretty card...thanks for joining in with the Just Magnolia challenge
Mina xxx

Helen said...

Beautiful card!
Thanks for joining us at the ABC Challenge!
Helen x

Caroljenks said...

Gorgeous card and I LOVE your swirls template - Great idea :)

Carol x

Jeanet said...

What a great idea, those swirls!!!

Biscuitlid said...

fantastic and well worth making yoru own template - so unique

Victoria
x

Rach said...

beautiful, thank you for joining us at just magnolia.xx

Katie Renz said...

What a great idea! Thank you for sharing a wonderful card and playing along with us at Stamp Somthing this week.

Eva J said...

Hejsan
Vad kul att du visar hur du gör dina swirls. Smart idé. Jättefint kort du gjort i det här inlägget.
Ha en skön torsdag
Eva / Eviebee