Tuesday, 24 August 2021

Plants on the Wall

 I had a session cutting out quite a pile of small die cut leaves and plant containers and believe me it took some time and of course I then had to assemble them before they could be used to put a card together.  I've used two different embossing folders, one for the finer detailed 'wall' behind the actual plants and one with larger detail as a general background, both cream card sponged with ink to bring out the detail.  All this certainly helped to while away most of an afternoon - time flies when you're having fun 😉😉

Embossing Folders - from Sizzix and Crafter's Companion
Plants and Pots - set of Botanical dies from Sizzix



  1. Wow Val, what a brilliant idea and card as the result of your labours. Love it. Sitting in the side garden at the minute overseeing the front garden project which is a total revamp of the garden and driveway. The little digger has just turned up and they are starting with getting up the old concrete driveway. It is going to get a lot worse before it gets better. Hugs Mrs A.

  2. Hi Val

    This is brilliant! But as you say I am sure it was quite time consuming .. .. but at the same time satisfying to create.

    A great finished look and suitable for men or women!

    A great finished look.

    Thank you for your comment on my Christmas Card.

    I got to work with that die set a couple of years ago for a magazine commission. Sadly I had to return the dies and stamps along with my finished projects (after cutting a few to keep for myself). I enjoyed using them so much though that I have been stalking Ebay for a set of my own. So pleased I now own my own set!

    I managed to get my hands on another Stampin Up! set at the weekend that I have been after for ages .. .. "Beautiful You!" hopefully the postman will be super speedy. Thank goodness for Ebay! LOL!!

    Hope your week is going well.

    Love Jules xx

  3. A beautiful card Val, it must have taken you ages to put all those leaves in the right places.

    Sue xx

  4. Great card Val love how you've used the window die as a shelf...sometimes its well worth the effort using fussy dies as the end result is lovely...


  5. I bet that did take quite a while to die cut everything too! Lovely result though.


  6. Love the background. The plants look great too, well worth more fiddling!