Hi, my lovely blogging friends. I'm afraid today's post is a bit lengthy as I have two cards for you and an explanation of how they came about, so if you have somewhere to be, I suggest you skip to the pictures or you might be late! It all started because I thought I should have a 'tidy up' of all my bits and pieces laying around on my worktop.
You know, the die cuts that you cut with that brand new die and were too excited to see what it looked like that you couldn't wait to have a real plan in mind on how to use it.
The background pieces that you made trying out a new technique - or in my case - trying a very old technique that you had forgotten about, for those who missed it, you will find the post HERE.
Those scraps of card and paper that was left from when you finished a project and just couldn't bring yourself to throw them in the bin - the 'keep it, it may come in handy' bits and bobs - we all have them don't we?
Anywho, the first card uses some die cuts that I had cut out, a tag from a SU die set, an umbrella die and stamp set from WPlus9 and some scraps of patterned paper and card-stock.
First, I used a Dylusions stencil and some Cosmic Shimmer texture paste and did a little stencilling here and there and left that to dry. Whilst it was drying, I adhered the umbrella and 'Love' die-cuts to the tag and stamped the sentiment and little hearts on the tag. By then the card had dried and I was able to assemble it.
The whole thing was finished off with some scraps of patterned paper and card scraps and here is the result.
I was told by MaryH of Carolina Cards about a challenge that these cards would fit, Pixie's Snippets Playground so I would like to enter them there
In my second card today I used a piece of the 'marbled background', that I made and showed here on my blog a while ago now and some leaves and layered flowers die-cuts that I had cut out extras from another project. Here is that card.
I want to thank you for visiting today and for any comments and if you are still with me this far, I also want to thank you for tenacity! I hope you all have a wonderful weekend my friends! Hazel xx