Sunday, 1 September 2019

Pixie Snippets #360

Time to visit the Playground again with a card for the current challenge and as usual Di has made a brilliant snippets card using the prize which should come in really handy for using up some of the smallest pieces which we all save.

For my card I've used another piece of sparkle card which was coloured using alcohol inks - encouraged by Di of course who posted recently about this technique which I just had to try.  I had a piece left from my colouring session and found a large snippet of purple to go with it and some snippets of silver card for the oval frame, sentiment and butterflies.  I started by putting the sparkle piece into an embossing folder then just tickling the edges of the embossed butterflies with some silver gilding wax.  An oval was cut from the background purple piece of card before popping the embossed piece behind.  I felt it needed a frame so I die cut one from some scraps of silver card along with a few butterflies.  The sentiment was cut from the remaining piece of the purple card and the backing from some of the silver.  The card was then assembled and there you have it - a snippets card which not only fits this challenge but also just about does it for the Butterfly Challenge (only with the colour and the butterflies) but that should be enough to qualify I hope.

Oval panel - coloured using alcohol inks on Tim Holtz sparkle card
Oval frame - Oval die set from Tonic
Butterfly embossing - free embossing folder from some time ago
Butterflies - dies given away with magazine
Sentiment - dies from Tonic


  1. Really beautiful snippets card Val - I'd never thought about embossing the sparkle panels! Great idea and such a pretty result as well. Have linked you card into the challenge - thanks for letting me know :)


    Di xx

  2. A really pretty card, Val. I love your embossed alcohol panel. xx

  3. Hi Val what a beautiful card love the panel,such beautiful colours you have used,well done my friend xx

  4. Good morning Val

    No shortage of butterflies on your beautiful card!

    Love the colours and your sentiment choice is perfect for lots of occasions.

    Sorry for being a stranger .. .. things have been a bit hectic at my end.

    Love Jules xx

  5. Very pretty result. The sparkle card looks lovely with the embossing . A great idea . Must remember to try it. I have some panels
    I did in a work shop earlier this year. Thankyou for coming and spinning the wheel with me god this challenge. Hugs
    Mrs A.

  6. Your Alcohol background really stands out against the purple Val
    lovely card


  7. A pretty embossed butterfly background you have created with your inks , your card is beautiful .
    Babs x

  8. The palette is gorgeous on this card, I've never tried alcohol inks.