Sunday, June 5, 2011


Don't you love it when you discover another use for something other than what it was intended for? I do.
I have been admiring the line drawings on Nicole Heady's blog where she adds a square or rectangle line drawing to the front of a card . I did follow her directions and did a lot of measuring, but since math and fractions have never been my strong suit I improvised and found an alternate way of drawing the lines.

I used the photo corner punch as a guide.
You can see in this picture ever so faintly, the little tick marks where I have placed the larger photo corner on my card in each corner and lightly marked with a pencil in each direction. Then using your ruler draw a straight line from one mark to the other without a lot of measuring. Once I have connected the markings I just erase the pencil marks.

Here is the finished result. I used Melon Mambo and Pumpkin Pie inks on the Medallion stamp, I really like the way it turned out. Of course I had to add some sparkly .
Do you think it's too much?
You're right there's never too much bling!

Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment I appreciate it.


Ann Schach said...

Fabulous card and a great tip! Love the bling, Nancy!

Nance said...

Too much? There is no such thing when it comes to bling...YOU taught me that, LOL. OMG, your tip with the photo corners punch is GENIUS! I totally admire people who can draw a line around the card--love the look but can never do it either. Now I can too! And look what you've done here--it's gorgeous. Love the multi-colored medallion off center and the drawn line is just fantastic. And the little stamp inside the bottom right corner, perfect. GREAT job!!

Diane - said...

Nancy this tip is FANTASTIC!!! Your yummy multi colors on the medallion looks so great. I love how the sentiment interupts the line.. very nice and the bling... welllll who doesn't love bling! Hugs.
PS: I LOVE the line art and wanted to do it a class but had second thoughts, but this tip is the bomb! Hey YOU can be a quest teacher! [smile}. LOVE it.

Carla Bazhenow said...

Oh how I love this card!!! Absolutely stunning!!! I've always wanted to be able to draw a frame... thank you!!!! I love it and its easy too. Who'd of thought. Hugs,