Every one who follows my blog knows that i try to make a male card out of every paper collection that I purchase, and sometimes it’s harder to do than other times . I didn’t think I would manage it with Graphic $5′s A ladies Diary because it is such a gorgeously feminine paper, but here it is – I made it as a fathers day card, because that is what I have been working on lately, but it would be just as good for a birthday card. Just lots of matting on this one, and I used Stampin Up crumcake and baja breeze cardstock for that part of it. I just added a My Minds Eye brad wrapped with string in the right hand corner for this one to be complete. I taught a lesson today over at Paper Flourish, and had a great time with my ladies, came home and made a couple of quick cards, then did a litttle experimenting dying my white seam binding. First i tried spraying it with my new perfect pearls mists which worked quite well, but then went further and mixed my own mixture of water, re- inkers and perfect pearls powder which has worked a treat. I have discovered that the colour is more vibrant if you let it sit in the dye for an hour or so, and then don’t squeeze all of the liquid out of the seam binding when you pull it out of the bowl. It takes a little longer to dry but the colour is more intense. Now all that is left for me to do is try and get all this green dye off my fingers before work tomorrow! Til tomorrow…..