... and a happy Sunday to you too!
It's Snippet Day - Week 55 - over at Pixie's Crafty Workshop and as it's a dreich and drizzly day here, it's a perfect excuse for making a card with some of the many bits and bobs I have lying around.
I'm aiming to make fewer cards this year - I want to concentrate more on scrapping - and those I do make will use as many snippets as possible in the process. And, additionally, those cards I do make will have to be 'thin' enough to pass through the Royal Mail's equivalent of the eye of a needle!!! So apart from a wee bit of dimension on the dragonfly's wings this card relies heavily on layers snippets of red and white patterned paper for interest.
Hope you can see the dimension on the wings better in this photo.
Stacking paper in this way is one of the techniques I've picked up from taking a couple of scrapbooking courses I took last year. All the pieces are edged with black distress ink.
Here you can see that I've carried over to the inside of the card.
And the back too.
And in a spirit of waste not, want not - here's the teeniest-weeniest scraps made into a matching gift tag.
Materials: white base card; small piece of Kraft card; scraps from Papermania's Happy Days paper pad, Daisy Bucket Designs (the polka dot design) and a piece leftover red/white boxy pattern (a magazine freebie); Denamidesign Dragonfly stamp; Wild Rose Studio Everyday Greetings stamp set; Black Memento ink pad; Tim Holtz DIs, Black Soot and Vintage Photo; red/white baker's twine; tiny black pearls for embellishment
I'm working on something quite different today - a wall-hanging that should have been completed before Christmas but had to be sidelined for more urgent cardmaking! I'm now trying to ensure it will be ready for Christmas 2013 :)
And, I'm really going to have do something about this blog's appearance - time to look forward to spring and summer :)
However, I'll take time out to drop in on the playground this afternoon to have a nosy around what some of you have been up to. In the meantime, I hope you are all having and enjoyable weekend.
Take care and happy crafting,