Saturday 3 June 2023

Class in the Post

 I treated myself to another class in the post.  The instructions are for three cards and a little gift box to contain them but I've gone a bit 'off-piste' although I did make two of the cards as per the tutorial apart from adding some of my own DSP to extend the designs into larger cards..  At this point I decided I wasn't too keen on the third design so I used some of the bits and pieces from the kit along with more of my own paper and made a square card, followed by another 7" x 5".  There are still a few pieces of card and die cuts left from the class so I should be able to make them into yet another.  Getting this class has given me an opportunity to have a play with this Cheerful Daisy set and they are cheerful cards I think.  I love to see daisies growing on the lawn and am always reluctant to mow them down - mind  you they soon pop their heads up again 😉😉.

  Daisies, layers and sentiment - Cheerful Daisies from Stampin' Up
Fancy Border - die from the Works which I've had for some time
Background paper - printed from a download which has been on the computer for ages

Tuesday 30 May 2023

Snippets Playground #455

 I'm not sure I will ever see the end of my snippets mountain but at least it gives me lots to play with when designing a card.  I always seem to have far more snippets in white and cream than in other colours so for this card all of the snippets (with the exception of the green sentiment backing) came from the white and cream collection and have been coloured using Distress pens and a water brush. I'm taking this along to the Playground where as usual there is a super prize for a lucky winner and a great snippets card for inspiration..  The two layers of the background weren't snippets although, as most of you will know, cutting them from a whole sheet leaves me with MORE snippets to use for something else. I've stamped a flight of birds on the patterned piece before assembling the various die cuts into what I hope is a pleasing arrangement, finally adding a computer sentiment which is layered onto a snippet of coloured card.

Background - DSP from New Horizons Stampin' Up (retired)
Dies - mix from Gummiapan, Stampin' Up and a few odd bits
Sentiment - produced using Word