I think WOYWW does put a smile all over our faces doesn't it"? thanks so much, Julia!
What is more will show the making of a card today, although possibly most of you know how to do this. It is "Die cut outside the image - I saw it first on Tickled pink stamps several years ago but they have removed the page so have done steps by steps for today (see first post on my blog here and one here as well).
Looking at the base of this one, I wanted to cut in an oval, not the square ~ it fitted my design better. So decided as it was going to be ultra fiddly to work out where to cut around image, I needed a light imprint to start with. Here am working it out. I mounted it on card too before this stage, to make it stronger than thin paper they make these on.
1. I ran the test sheet through the die, as if embossing, with rubber mat. Removed both thin shims normally used when embossing with rubber mat and two B plates on Cuttlebug. Okay! so..
2. I put proper piece through after lining up carefully - with oval at correct angle. (these two steps were not on original post I saw).
3.Then cut out the pieces that are going to show outside the image edge, making sure you do fraction more in so you can lift it up and over the die.
4. Cut the die out - voilà - it worked - big smile! :D
To close here tis the Aussie beach scene for the day, down at the mouth of the creek.
We dont have any clouds today as our winter sunshine is turned up full, a lovely 20c approx. So nice to see sun, as we have had run of wet days this past week. It is school hols, so very pleased for the children too.
Shaz in Oz.x
PS for those who might be looking at my brother's Tour de France blog - he has not been able to update it yet due to problems with wi-fi where he has been. Sometimes happens when they are on the move. But will update tomorrow or next day.
Oh, and have picked pineapple, but not cut etc - will do an update next week, God willing, weight 1.38 kg with top on, not bad, huh?
PPS Here is the finished card, to see better see post above this one, or link over here.