Sooo, studying is not going too well this afternoon - every time I pick up a book I fall asleep, so I though instead I would share with you another card (you are being bombarded this weekend and I apologise, but when I gotta write, I gotta write. Just wish I had the 'gotta read all about Ovid, but hey hum pig's bum).
Anyway, I actually made this card with my Gramps in mind, but his burpday isn't until October, so I will probably have thought of something else by then:
I started with thee moustache, which I die-cut using a relatively new Sizzix die, and then I built the rest of the card around it, which mostly involved cutting out a hat shape and two circles. I tried die-cutting the outer circle, but I started getting annoyed as they weren't the correct width, so I ended up (badly) doing one by hand - note to self - buy better stacking circle dies. The inner circle is die cut.
To finish the monocle, an oblong of card was needed and I stamped the sentiment - a little wonkily, but I'll practice. I drew a narrow border around the panel and layered onto black card.
This was made on an 8x8 card by the way - anything else was just too small.
Right, I'm going to make another attempt at some studying . . .