Tuesday, 24 January 2012

More beads for Crafty Cardmakers

Evening All,
We are asking you to use beads on your projects over at Crafty Cardmakers this time.
Having struggled to make my DT card I am now on a roll. It must be seeing all the wonderful projects that the rest of the team have made. Do check them all out, there are some fabulous creations.
I made this card using various items from my stash, including the leftover backing from a peel-off!!!!!
How sad am I you might say? Don't I have enough stamps that I could use? Well of course the answer to that is that I have hundreds but this seemed like one of those things that you just have to try.
I first saw it done somewhere years ago. In fact I remember showing the ladies on a peel-off class once that this was a good way of using up the left overs.
Once the peel-off has been removed rub permanent ink or metallic rub-ons over the backing sheet and the image pops through.

I have cut around the image and mounted it onto a tag made from Bazill card stock which has had some peel-off lines and metallic rub-on added to it.
Having punched a hole in the top of the tag I added some wire which had been threaded with beads. I twisted the wire around a knitting needle to help keep the beads in place.
Not any more adventurous than my previous card when it comes to the beads I'm afraid but I do like the effect.
I am entering this in to the challenge at Make My Monday - where they want to see Flowers and Leaves.
Better get to bed now. I have to admit I found myself doing a bit of a nodding dog impression this afternoon so I had really better try and get some sleep. Maybe I will have a granny nap tomorrow. Oh the joys of getting older lol.
hugs Kimx


  1. Hello Kim, a very interesting card with the different use of the peel off backing. I like the beads..not too much. Thank you for entering the Make My Monday challenge, hope to see you again! Suzanne

  2. Thanks for sharing your peel of technique on your pretty card with us at Make My Monday. Caz

  3. Fabulous!!! I'm just loving the wire and beads you're using lately! :) Thanks for joining us this week at MMM! :)

  4. I'm just LOVING the wire and beads you've been using! Gorgeous work--thanks for joining us this week at MMM! :)

  5. I'm just loving the wire and beads you're using lately!!! This is fabulous--thanks for joining us this week at MMM! :)

  6. A very pretty card Kim. Love the beading detail and that striking tag.
    Thanks for sharing this with us at MMM this week and wishing you good luck.
    Fliss x


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