Posted in Crafts

Masking film card


cardstock varie colours
ink pad

Using a pencil, draw a light rectangle (7,5cm x 8cm) onto white card.
Position and stamp the first character within the frame.
Stamp the same character onto masking paper and carefully cut it out.
Place the mask over the original stamped image.
Position the next character that you want to sit behind the first, so that it overlaps.

The mask and image.
Place another character, cut out and stick over the original and put colours of your choice.
Trim a white card (9cm x 10cm), cut out a 7,5cm x 8cm aperture centrally at the top create a polaroid style frame and add a cheerful words!

Posted in Tips

How sew buttons


Secure the thread and bring the needle to the surface at the position of the button, then bring it through the button from the back.
Take the needle down through the other hole and through the fabric leaving a small gap between the button and the fabric.
Repeat the above to work a few stitches through the button holes, take the needle around the threads between the fabric and button to form a shank.
To finish work on the wrong side and make a couple of stitches through the treads secure.