Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Flying Crane

I often seem to end up with pieces of background paper cut to size for a card and then in the end not used. I always do a sort of 'dry run' with my layouts and sometimes decide that certain elements aren't quite right so they get put aside.  The paper here is one such piece which I was determined to use so I started with that and then stamped the crane and dragonflies onto card from the bits box, cut out with a Stampin' Up Sizzix die - the stamps are from a clear set by Chocolate Baroque. As this die is quite large all that was needed was a greeting popped onto one of the smaller die shapes, a corner and a few gems. It is a lovely sunny morning at the moment, hopefully it will last because I'm being taken out today to see the seasonal display at a garden centre - always impressive and I think lunch out is the plan too so that has to be good.


  1. Love you card Val, nice image and it goes well with your background...enjoy today being spoilt...


  2. Fab card Val, love those dragonflies and the crane, so pretty. The BP compliments them perfectly. I won't get to see you next weekend as I have had to withdraw from the SU extravaganza. Charlie is being christened on the Sunday and I am needed to help with the food etc! Karen is going to bring all the goodies up for me but I hope you have a lovely day:)
    Val x

  3. nice one Val, the dragonflies and crane are lovely! Enjoy your trip out, and the lunch (hopefully)

  4. Love the way that corner highlights the pattern of the paper. The creane is a real beauty & so effective with these neutral colours.
    Enjoy your day out. Dull & damp here.
    Paula (PEP)

  5. Beautiful card Val and I know exactly what you mean about discarded decorative elements. I have at least a couple of boxes full and am very naughty at not using them. Love the shape of that die and the crane image is lovely. I like how you chose not to colour it too.

    Hope your lunch was good!

    Lesley Xx

  6. Love the colour/pattern combo here - it is so perfectly Japanese in feel so ideal for that beautiful crane image. So glad I'm not the only one with piles of stuff which doesn't make it onto a card and then ends up being perfect for another:) Hugs, Buttons x

  7. Great card love the crane. My box of bits keeps getting larger and larger. I'm murder I can't throw any bits away. Hugs x ChrisB