Hello once again. I little more time in my craft room to create:
Following the colour scheme for the current Color Throwdown Challenge, I die cut the Spellbinders leaves and flowers – mixing and matching the layers several times until I was happy – then arranged onto w card base.
I thought a little something more was needed in the background, and I was going to add a basket, but instead found this Crafters Companion embossing folder. It is called ‘Hessian’, and I thought looked good for the background – not too much or too heavy – just added interest.
The sentiment is a debossed sentiment from Spellbinders, but to make the words actually cut through the navy blue card, I used a shim to create more pressure – to make it cut through, and not just deboss. A white panel behind to make it stand out more.
No added jewels or gems to the background – I think the coloured gems in the centre of the flowers is enough – even for me…..!
I used to avoid all small die cuts and layering dies, until I did a virtual class which included a lot – I believe it was a Spellbinders Christmas event – and since then I find I like layering all the little doodads, playing with layers and colours, adding little bits here and there, and in fact find it quite therapeutic……
I shall be entering the following challenges:
Color Throwdown – coral, yellow, blue, navy
Beautiful Blossoms – flowers – optional mood board
Shopping Our Stash – flowers
Crafts Galore – anything goes
Die Cut Divas – anything goes with die cuts
AAA Birthday – birthday with stripes and/or dots (flower centres)