Friday 25 August 2023

Guess Who is Here?

 A good guess, yes bunny has appeared on yet another card.  I was going through a box containing a selection of magazine freebies - stamps and dies mainly - which I've collected over the years and I cane across this die set from way back in 2017 and it's one which I've not actually used until now 🙄.  As soon as I spotted it I thought it would combine with Bunny in some way.  I have seen images of bunnies on swings but I don't have a swing die so I put my brain in gear and had a ponder, thinking through some of my die sets to see if I could improvise and managed to come up with a cunning plan using a die from a wall bracket set and a slender flower stem for the 'ropes'.   Success and without needing to buy a swing die 😊.  Such a shame that this die set had lain unused for so long as there are some cute little animals also in the set so you may well be seeing it used again before too long.  I do find that looking through my stash from time to time often gives me ideas, so well worth the time taken.

Bunny - my favourite unbranded die
Swing - constructed from two flower stems and a Gummiapan wall bracket die
Aperture and scalloped surround - free die set from a 2017 magazine give away
Background - snippet of New Horizons DSP from Stampin' Up

Wednesday 23 August 2023

CAS Floral

 A fairly clean and simple floral card to share today.  The background behind the circle is part of an unsuccessful attempt at die cutting an intricate design - I managed to salvage a small undamaged piece. The flowers are two-step stamping and then were die cut.  This is not at all what I had planned but at least it didn't end up in the bin although it was a close thing 😂.

Sunday 20 August 2023

Snippets Playground Challenge #461

 Time for another challenge in the Playground and, guess what, Bunny has friends 😉..  When thinking of ways to use the bunny die I've often considered using two of the die cuts on a card but when seated side by side it seems to me as if one is rather ignoring the other which doesn't appear to be particularly friendly.  Imagine how I pleased I was when I spotted a set of two bunny dies which came as a more friendly pair. You've guessed it, I couldn't resist so I've used them to make an Anniversary card for the challenge.  I decided this could also be for an engagement or wedding so have added a 'congratulations' sentiment. I had to cut into some pink and cream pearl card for the larger layers but snippets were used for the bunnies, bows, small hearts and the gate on which they are sitting.  A bit of light stencilling was added to the cream layer within the large heart.

Pink Square and Heart Layer - Tonic dies
Gate and tiny bows - from a couple of Stampin' Up die sets
Small hearts - used a punch also from SU
Bunny Pair - unbranded die set from Amazon ( slightly smaller than original Bunny)
Sentiment Banner - Creative Expressions die

Snippets used to die cut small elements of the card