Monday, 8 June 2015
I recently needed an anniversary card for my Daughter and SIL, and as I always make them pretty cards with hearts and flowers I thought I would try something a bit different this time. I decided to use these rather quirky stamps from Crafty Individuals mainly because I like the sentiment. The background paper is from Raspberry Road Designs, bought with a gift voucher that I won on Mrs. A's Butterfly challenge a while back. I had quite a job choosing as all their designs are fabulous, thank you Mrs. A.
Back to my card, I used a white 5" x 7" base card and cut some light grey card to fit the front leaving a small border. I then cut the printed paper a bit smaller again and stuck all these layers together. The geese and the words were all stamped onto snippets of white card with black Memento ink and fussy cut out. I added a little colour to the geese with Coloursoft pencils, and drew a line around the words with a black fine line pen. I used a spellbinder die to cut a heart from a snippet of vellum and then using a very small ball embossing tool and a foam mat I made a line of dots all round the edge. This was then stuck to the card front using just a little glue where the the geese were going to go. The geese were fixed with thin foam pads. I used a CI stamp for the butterflies stamped with a dark purple ink onto a tiny snippet of purple card, and the fussy cut out. I used one of them to anchor the top of the vellum heart which was wanting to curl up at that edge. At this point I thought it needed cheering up a bit and I had rummage through the tiny snippets box for some coloured bits and used an Xcut punch for the daisies and a Joanna Sheen Signature die for the leaves. I arranged them in the corner and added little coloured gems to the centers of the flowers.
I am entering this at Pixies Snippets Playground - Use snippets.
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