Saturday, 13 July 2019


Another 'thank you' card using Persian Motifs from Altenew.

I always save the smallest pieces of stamping card because honestly I'm too tight to throw even the most ridiculously small bit out, preferring to stamp and cut out a cute image but today I decided to make the rectangle the focal point.

I randomly stamped the image twice, embossed in gold and then coloured the flowers and the background with Prismas.  I wanted the panel to resemble silk batik and used 3D foam just to raise it off the card base.

The sentiment was die cut from gold glitter cardstock and popped through my Xyron to add the adhesive.

Challenge Links...

Watercooler Wednesday - Helen's All About Occasions
Allsorts - Clean and Simple 
Time Out - Inspired by Words (flowers)
Addicted to Stamps - Clean and Simple
Pixies Snippets Playground - Use Snippets (the panel was a scrap from an A4 piece)

Snippets Playground Badge


  1. The image and sentiment really stands out against the black card and a lovely image in great colours.
    Thank you for joining our 'CAS' challenge this week at Allsorts.

    Kath x

  2. This is just beautiful, Claire. Such a stylish design and I love the bright colours against the black. xx

  3. Hi Claire, a beautiful CaS card, love the bright colours against the dark card. Have a wonderful week... Megan

  4. A stunning card, Claire! IT's amazing how we can use the smallest 'scrap' and turn it into an amazing card! Like you I have a large box of bits!! You coloured panel does look like batik. Clever use of a vertical sentiment too! Thanks so much for joining us into Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week!

  5. Great use of colour to create a striking card, thanks so much for joining in with our CAS theme at Allsorts challenge this week.

    B x

  6. Really pretty - reminiscent of Japanese lacquerwork - and I love the vertical sentiment.

  7. So pretty Claire, love the vibrant colours against the black, your prisma colouring looks fantastic. I'm a hoarder too lol!! Cathy x

  8. What an absolutely stunning thank-you card! I love the coloring you did on that rectangle with the gold embossing - it's so striking and beautiful on the black card base! Gorgeous!

  9. Love the colour against the black. (I find it hard to throw anything out too lol!)
    Thanks so much for sharing your CAS card with us at Allsorts challenge.
    Lynn x

  10. This is such a stunning card, Claire, and a wonderful use of your snippets! That gorgeous panel is beautifully colored and does resemble silk batik! And I love the placement of your sediment in such a pretty font!! Hugs, Darnell

  11. I love those jewel like colours Claire xx

  12. A beautiful card, Claire. I save all of my snippets too - this is a gorgeous one. Beaustfully colored and I love the way to looks set on the black card base. The gold embossing looks great too! Thanks for playing with us at Time Out!

  13. So gorgeous on the black background. Love your use of gold both in the embossing and the sentiment. Thanks for joining us at Addicted to Stamps and More!

    sue n.

  14. Very elegant card Claire! As others have said - I love the use of gold as well.


    Di xx

  15. I love those beautiful pops of color against the black background. Beautiful!

    Thank you for playing with us at Time Out!


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