Friday, 24 July 2009

Avoiding swine flu with a handbag sized tissue wrap

I've been at the Harrogate Crime Writing Festival today, listening to and mixing with some of my favourite authors including Mark Billingham, Val McDermid and Zoe Sharp and discovering new ones such as Dan Waddell. A great day out to be followed by more of the same tomorrow. It's a pretty big gathering, with hundreds of people packed into the same conference room and so I made sure that I had my handy pack of tissues in my handbag ready to fend off coughs and sneezes.

A fellow SU Demo called Amanda gave me a tissue wrap like this when we were at field training earlier this year and I decided to use the basic idea to make a fun version of my own:

Stamp set: Leaves a la Carte
Cardstock: Certainly Celery, Whisper White, Basic Black, Old Olive
Ink: Old Olive, Basic Black
Punches: Scallop Circle, Large Oval, Scallop Oval, 1/2" Circle, 1/8" Circle, Corner Rounder
Non-SU: Computer printed sentiment

I stamped the front and top of the wrap in Old Olive with Leaves a la Carte, Stampin' Around Wheel. For the "ewe" on the front I punched two Scallop Circles from Whisper White card. One full one was used for the body and one was reinserted into the punch and a segment of it punched out to use as the head. A Basic Black Oval was cut in half for the face and 1/8" circles added as eyes with the pupils coloured with Basic Black. Two strips of 1/2" wide Basic Black card were inserted into (one side of) the back of the 1/2" Circle punch to create the rounded legs. I needed very specific text and so printed the sentiment on my computer (using KENDRIC font) and then punched it out. If this doesn't make sense then let me know and I'll see if I can do a tutorial on it.

Keep well (and flu free) and have a great weekend.

Sara xx


Zoƫ said...

I love these tissue covers and you've made a great one here Sara. lamby is so cute! Zx

Emma said...

I was just thing how snazzy this is and was wondering what font you had used on the sentiment. You clever thing you had already mentioned it - thanks Sara - very cute and funny :D

margaret said...

What a fantastic Idea Sara may just have to have a try at some myself.

Crafty Dawn said...

Simple and Ewe-sfull lol

Love Dawn xx

Alex said...

Love it Sara, great job. Nice sentiment too, so fitting :)

Have a good weekend.

Alex x

My Little Space said...

Such a cute project, ewe are very creative!!

Love it !!