Saturday, 15 July 2017

Dandelions

When my boys were little, we always used to pick these and blow the seeds high into the sky and make wishes, I still can't resist doing it now and they're all grown up but it still makes me smile.  Anyway onto my card.


I started with the backing paper I found amongst my snippets but I'd already used part of it for another card using the MB honeycomb die which had left a big hole on the right so I was limited on its use.  After a little thought, I die cut another honeycomb from contrasting card and inserted it back into the negative space.

I stamped the image once and then again with second generation ink for a more muted dandelion.  Now the fun part, not!  I die cut the butterfly, layered it onto cardstock and fussy cut around it and then added clear embossing powder for a bit of shine.  I die cut the butterfly once more using a snippet from a left over page of an old paperback book from a past project - now this is really not for the faint hearted.  The paper is so flimsy and once you apply pva glue, it really is fiddly and at risk of tearing so easily, cue several walk aways!


Those of you eagle eyed crafters will spot another one of my whoops moments.  The writing should be continuous but I put the top pieces in back to front and just all wrong, needless to say I was annoyed at myself but thought I'd just roll with it and see how it turned out.  To finish I added some ivy die cuts from the scraps left of the cardstock and a few gems.

Challenges:-

Pixies Snippets Challenge 

Supplies:  MB Vivienne butterfly and honeycomb dies, Sizzix Garden Greens die (ivy), Hero Arts dandelion stamp, Stamping All Day sentiment stamp, Inktense white pencil and Hobby Craft clear gems.


15 comments:

  1. Love this card and your clever way with the hole in the background paper - can't waste anything can we? Great snippets card

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  2. Claire this is beautiful and I love the vintage feel.
    Hugs
    Desíre
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  3. Wow, Claire cool use of Die cuts and image combo... well done!! I used to love blowing dandelions, but as gardener and they're a pest here, I carefully gather up all full heads and bin them carefully!! 😉! Spoil sport eh??
    Hugs Shaz.x

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  4. Brilliance all round. Such a good idea to fill in the area with another die cut (does that mean you have another sheet with a hole in it now?) I love the muted colours you've used. I do a lot of walking away myself and deep breathing! x

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  5. It may not have turned out as you expected, but it took a turn for the better and it's beautiful! I love the text beneath the butterfly and the blown dandelions remind me of my childhood days too :) BTW, I tried to follow your blog and got a Google error, so I tried again and then got a "Forbidden" error and number?! I'll try again in the future - I have no clue why I'm unable to follow?

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    1. the 3rd time's a charm - it worked :)

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  6. Hi Claire, a gorgeous way to use up your snippet, I usually trim close around it before die cutting and then tossing the left over, will have to try using the negative more often, have a wonderful week... Megan

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  7. What a gorgeous card Claire and such a clever way to cover up that hole. I'm like Megan - would have just trimmed before die cutting and thrown away any really odd shaped left overs!

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  8. Amazing, and you know what? Would never have noticed until you said about he writing. I did the very same on a box lid and couldn't correctas I had already put the screws for the hinge back in. Der. Do annoying at the time but I did manage to work round it. Love your colour combination here. Hugs Mrs A.

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  9. I can't see the error Claire but what I can see is a stunning card, I love every little detail and I must dig out my dandelion stamp set because I used to do that, in fact, I still do with my niece lol! Beautiful colours and such beautiful details I don't have the patience to position those pieces back in lol! Karen x

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  10. I rather like the text that way, Claire! A happy accident! The whole card is a sensational snippets make with tons of depth and texture! (And I still blow wishes with dandelions, too!) Hugs, Darnell

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  11. Absolutely beautiful! I love this color and your gorgeous layering. Hugs, Autumn

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  12. This is beautiful - I love what yo did with the butterfly and so glad you showed the second photo so we can see the fabulous dimension.

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  13. That's what I used to do with the dandelions and so did my kids. Fabulous card, I love the stamp and all the super dies xx

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  14. I love dandelion images--brings back childhood memories. Gorgeous card with so many beautiful elements!

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