Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Crocus Pivot Card

Good morning friends!

The new counters are in and they look fabulous. The company was able to locate 3 bathroom fixtures in the proper colour - not the design we wanted or ordered, but since we are selling the house anyhow we thought we would just accept the difference and move on. They look quite nice!

There was a minor 'flood' when a shut-off valve blew in the upstairs bathroom … it sure didn't take long for the bathroom to 'fill' with water. The worker grabbed our BATH TOWELS to help mop up. Goodie! The water ran down through the laundry room light fixture and dripped for a couple of hours so that had to be replaced today as well. Thankfully by then the workers accepted my offer of 'old towels', but I will have to do a big load of laundry today.

This morning new carpets will be installed in the first half of the house, tonight we will move the beds and furniture back into those rooms and move the furniture out of the remaining. It will be SO good to get this week behind us!

I have a  PIVOT CARD to share today, using the Katie Label Pivot die by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs. I love Pivot cards - they make up really quickly, but carry a lot of OOMPH.  Oomph is always good, right?

The card I'm sharing today was made for my last Demo at Paper Pastimes in Calgary.  I used colours that are completely out of my comfort zone, but everyone really liked it. Els has designed Peel-Off's to work with the Katie Label Pivot (and there are new ones coming for more of the Pop it Ups dies!!!) and I attached these ones to 90# water colour paper. Then I painted the images with Tombow Markers scribbled on a plastic palette and a water brush. After embossing the purple card base with the feather's embossing folder, the Peel-Off's were fussy cut and popped up with foam tape.

I added a border Peel-Off as well, as the Peel-Offs are made from vinyl and they have a bit of shine to them. The border adds that little bit of shine to the edge, as well as gives it some visual weight.

I cut a strip of yellow dotted paper, 5-1/2" tall and 3-1/2" wide. It was scored at 1-3/4" (the centre) and attached it inside the card at the spine. This brings some colour to the inside as well as stabilizes the spine of the card. The card stock is what I would consider light weight, so it needed the extra strength.

To create the label, I cut a strip of card stock just under 1-1/2" wide, and used the Katie Label Pivot die to cut the left edge.  Then I eyeballed how long I wanted it, trimmed it down and attached it to the card as an area to sign our name. Another water coloured peel-off decorates the straight cut edge of the label.

Size: standard A2
768 Katie Label Pivot Card, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
903 Katie Label Accordion (Label), Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
1167 Border Peel-Off - Elizabeth Craft Designs
2568 Flower Labels 1 Peel-Off (Crocus) - Elizabeth Craft Designs
E108 Feathers Embossing Folder - Elizabeth Craft Designs
WP903 Water colour paper - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Tombow Markers
Water Brush
Purple card stock - Recollections
White card stock

Thanks for stopping by today!


  1. love the colours you used!

  2. Love the bright cheery colors used on this card!

  3. Oh my! A flood in the bathroom as you're fixing it up to sell sounds terrifying! I had something similar when some workers were repairing a kitchen faucet leak and had turned the water back on at the main (but forgot) so then when they decided after the initial repair to upgrade the fitting . . . water! We used sheets, towels, everything we could find. Fun times. This card is absolutely beautiful!

    1. Your color combination is smack dab in my comfort zone, Karen! I just love everything about it (and it's a treat to me to see the Feathers embossing folder I designed in your project). Amazing that you could keep your sense of humor about the whole flood situation. More water than you needed for the water brush, eh?


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