Saturday, 25 August 2012

In the Pink......


Here's one I made with Memory Box dies. I cut in white and coloured with Promarkers. I used a Martha Stewart round the page punch, then cut an aperture in that with a nestability. I popped an insert of the negative left from a scallop square cut into that.............





the flowers were distressed with a ball tool on a foam pad to shape them a bit after colouring...........


I have been applying new glue to my Cricut mats, it works so well, I can't believe I didn't do this ages ago. The mats I have bought lately seem to have very little staying power as far as stickiness goes, and once the paper starts sliding around, you may as well forget the whole idea. Look for this Zig glue. You wash your mats, some say you should remove all old adhesive, but I didn't do that, just gave them a good dunking to get rid of lint and stuff. 



then you tape the sides of the mat with masking tape, and run the zig pen over the cutting area of the mat. Leave overnight to dry. It really works, I have been using a refurbished one for over a week now, and it's still as sticky as when I first tried it


Lookout for a giveaway post tomorrow, and if you have nothing better to do on a wet bank holiday weekend, get cracking, you have until the end of the month to make a card for this months challenge

33 comments:

Karons Krafty Korner said...

Such a beautiful card Enfys and fab idea for the mats:-) TFS

Carol<>< said...

no need to tape the edges, just stay in the lines! and you might find that just washing them, (the re-glued ones) that they will be sticky without re-gluing a few times.
a real money saver!!!
Carol N<><

1CardCreator said...

Beautiful card Enfys! I wash mine with an old onion bag netting to get the paper off and then I lay them on the shrubs and use 3M Spray adhesive, literally 2 seconds and it's done!

Melodie said...

Wow, Enfys, your card looks so fantastic, very elegant.
Hugs
Melodie

Hrvatica said...

Gorgeous card! It is simply elegant.

HappiExpressions-Carol said...

Beautiful card!

Audrey Frelx said...

Enfys, it looks just beautiful!!!

nannapat said...

What a pretty card Enfys. The aperture looks brilliant. Have a good weekend. Pat x

Eret said...

Another beautiful card from you. Love it simplisity and it's very elegant.

CraftyCooky said...

Hi Enfys, I love your card. I don't have time to write everyday because I started a new job and am very busy and a lot less time to craft :o( However I do take a few minutes a day and take a look at what's new with my favorite blog gal. Have a great day.
Hugs
Claire

kanda said...

Gorgous design and so elegant xx

ang said...

stunning card, love the inspiration going to give it a try hope you don't mind angxxxx

Riet said...

What a wonderful card Enfys.

Hugs Riet.xx

Jessica said...

Thanks for this En. I have re-stuck my mats before, but I couldn't remember what glue to use.
And I think I have some of this. I haven't used my Cricut in several months, so maybe I'll be able to make the things I've got planned and designed in my gypsy!
Thanks again my friend
Hugs, Jess

kisatrtle said...

Pretty card and great mat tip!

Bev V said...

My kind of card En........it is beautiful..... great info on the cricut mat....I'll pass the it on.

marlene kiley said...

What does a ball tool on a foam pad look like? Such a soft, delicate card. Beautiful. Marlene

Nannieflash said...

Oh Enfys that is just stunning I love those flowers and the way youve used the die cuts are just gorgeous. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Loving My Crafts said...

This is an awesome card, I love the 3D box look. Your flowers and colours are really lovely.

Linda said...

Beautiful card. And that is a great tip. I have tried it a long time a go. I use a spray adhesive now.

Cheryl W said...

Beautiful card, Enfys. I re-glue my mats, too, using Quilter's Basting Adhesive (in a spray can). It also works really well. I also use a very fine misting bottle to give the gluey surface a mist of water before putting the protective clear cover back on when I'm done. This seems to help keep the glue activated.

CyndiU said...

Stunning creation. Thanks for the re-glueing tip.
Hugs, CyndiU

JanLynn said...

Love the cut out and the shape of the flowers really make your card. I have read about resticking my mats and I guess I am just going to have to try it. The newer mats just don't last as long as the older style dis.

MizMaryAnn said...

Your card is stunning. I love the little flowers. I've been resticking my mats for years with the Zig two-way pen. I use the big fat one and have used the same mat for years. It really works!

S.Bayles said...

Enfys, So pretty and delicate. Love the flowers.

Kristie Maynard said...

Beautiful card!
I re-sticky my mats with Aleen's Tack it Over and Over, works great too.
There is also a spray that my friend found at a discount store pretty cheap made by Elmer's it's a spray mount that stays tacky, sorry I don't have the exact name.

misteejay said...

What a stunning card - so pretty.

Toni xx

KraftyKaren said...

Really pretty card - the die cut flowers are beautiful and love how you have done the aperture.

Karen x

Anonymous said...

Another card design I shall steal just fabulous!! I bought a product from CTMH at the show but haven't tried it yet. Zig is my go to glue but I haven't seen this one. Shall give it a try. Love Joan in soggy Florida.

Anonymous said...

Another card design I shall steal just fabulous!! I bought a product from CTMH at the show but haven't tried it yet. Zig is my go to glue but I haven't seen this one. Shall give it a try. Love Joan in soggy Florida.

Anonymous said...

Another card design I shall steal just fabulous!! I bought a product from CTMH at the show but haven't tried it yet. Zig is my go to glue but I haven't seen this one. Shall give it a try. Love Joan in soggy Florida.

Kim. said...

Gorgeous card, love the white on white with the coloured aperture.
I always re-glue my cricut mats but I use the Crafter's Companion Stick and Spray adhesive, I have the zig glue though so will give this ago next time to compare.
Kim xXx

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