Tender Leaves

Hello once again. I have created two cards whilst playing in my craft room today:

The first was the original idea I had, and the second was made using the same colour scheme and dies – just a different look.

For the first card, I used a Kraft card base, and layered a Lawn Fawn ‘Quilted Backdrop’ layer in cream card, a panel of textured cream card, a frame out of Kraft card – both die cut using stitched rectangles – and then added the blue Simon Says Stamp ‘Tender Leaves‘ dies. Some blue sequins added for decoration.

For the second card, a white card base, then created a larger frame with some stitched rectangles, and added the cream textured card behind that window. The same leaves were die cut from blue and Kraft – layering slightly off-set. The sentiment is from Altenew, stamped onto cream card, and two Kraft borders added – as well as some blue sequins.

I shall be entering the following challenges:

Color Throwdown – powder blue, Cream, Kraft

Aud Sentiments – anything goes with a sentiment

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – anything goes

Lil Red Wagon – stitching – real or faux

Krafty Chicks – occasions

Love To Craft – anything goes

Paper-pieced Leaves

Cardz 4 Galz has started a new challenge. Billie A has chosen the theme of ‘two or more patterned papers‘. Here is my card:

I began by die cutting the Simon Says Stamp ‘Vine Background‘ three times in white, and then once with four different patterned papers.

I laid the first white die cut down, then placed a different piece from the patterned paper die cuts in the leaves, and then added the next two white layers on top – just in case I had some glue where I didn’t want it on the edges.

I then chose a pre-made sentiment – I think from Pinkfresh Studies but not exactly sure – and then dotted around some gems in the more open spaces.

I hope you can come and join us with your patterned paper creations. xx

I shall be entering the following challenges:

Lil Patch Of Crafty Friends anything goes

Addicted To Stamps and More die cuts and/or stencils

Creative Fingers anything goes

Love To Craft anything goes

B is for Blooms

The Alphabet Challenge has started another challenge. Having reached the letter ‘B’, Debbie has chosen the theme of ‘BLOOMS’. Here is my card:

I chose another stamp set from Clearly Besotted, it must be an older one as it also has the matching die – something they don’t do any more. I love the vase full of the Spring daffodils and tulips.

Once stamped, coloured with Copics, and die cut, I added some white gel pen for some detail.

The ‘hello’ sentiment was die cut several times and layered for dimension.

The background strip was an off-cut from a previously used piece of patterned paper.

I look forward to seeing lots of colourful blooms on our gallery. xx

I shall be entering the following challenges:

The Four Seasons Challenge anything goes Spring

TTCRD anything goes

Colour Crazy Challenge week 15 – anything goes colouring

Lil Patch Of Crafty Friends anything goes

Dragonfly Dreams Spring/Easter

Crafty Gals Corner Spring/Easter

Splattered Coneflower

Hello. I have a card to share today using a die set I’ve been wanting to use for ages, and some gold splattering.

I die cut a honeycomb layer from a Honey Bee Stamps layering die set, only using two of the layers. Once adhered to the white card base, I splattered with Liquitex acrylic ink – the metallic set.

The Coneflower was die cut from varying tones of blue card with some Distress Inks also blended onto each layer to create a variety of blue within each petal. The same with the green leaves – die cut from green card stock, then green Distress Ink blended onto them.

Before gluing them together, I also splattered them with the same gold acrylic ink.

The centre of the coneflower is die cut from a piece of water-colour card stock onto which I had painted the gold acrylic ink – roughly to create some dimension.

The sentiment is a light blue and dark blue layer, slightly off-set.

I added some glass cabochons for further interest.

I shall be entering this into the following challenges:

Seize The Birthday birthday with sparkle and shine

Color Throwdownblue, green, gold

Craft Rocket Challenge sparkle and bling

The Flower Challenge flowers and occasions

AAA Birthday birthday and pattern

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Cardz 4 Galz – Make It Sparkle

Hello once again. Cardz 4 Galz has started a new challenge, and Dawn has chosen the theme of ‘Make It Sparkle’. Here is my glittery card:

I used a few sparkly glittery papers to create this card. The background leaves has glitter on it, and so does the main flower image – probably best seen in my second photo.

The sentiment is a die from Simon Says Stamp, and die cut several time, including the top layer out of a matching paper, and stacked and glued as you see.

The whole card has quite a lot of glitter on the images – so very sparkly.

I hope you can come and join us – I am looking forward to seeing you in our gallery. xx

I shall be entering the following challenges:

Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper Challenge anything goes with patterned paper

Creatalicious Challenge – anything goes (option winter not taken)

Aud Sentiments Challenge anything goes with a sentiment

Creative Fingers Challengeanything goes

A new challenge every Saturday