Monday, 5 August 2013

Dragonfly Square - A Snippet Card

Happy Monday Everyone,

I hope you are all well and enjoying a bit more sunshine than we have up in these parts today ... that's none! The bit of sky we can see peeking through the clouds is blue enough but the sun is clearly struggling to break through and failing miserably :(

That makes it a day suitable for staying in and crafting ... there's always a silver lining :) So I have a quick snippet make, the first for Pixie's Crafty Snippet Playground this week, to share with you.
I had the merest scrap of the shaving foam marbled card left over from last week's lavender fest and I couldn't bear to throw it out so I devised this card instead.

Firstly, I punched three 1" squares from the marbled card, taking care to punch around one of the tiny embossed dragonflies. A scrap of lilac card was then trimmed to measure just about 1/16" larger all round - just big enough to mat the dragonfly squares on.

I then stamped a scroll from Dawn Bibby's Delicate Scroll stamp set, inking it up in a combination of the following inks, Tim Holtz distress inks, Shabby Shutters & Peeled Paint; Memento Dual Marker, Bamboo Leaves & Pear Tart on to a white 4" square card base. And using the same stamp and colours the inside and back were stamped too.
 
Next, after deciding where the squares were going to go, the greeting, from Sheena's A Little Bit Sketchy Only Words Through the Rain stamps set, in a combination of Whispers Rio Purple ink pad and Memento Dual Marker Grape Jelly.

Finally, the dragonfly squares were glued in place over the stamped scroll.
And that is it ... a simple and easy little card to use up those tiny little bits that you just can't bear to throw away :)

Oh, ho! The sun is struggling through ... it could turn out to be very nice after all!

Off to have some lunch and maybe a wander round the garden. I see the doves are waiting expectantly for the EM to appear with lunch too :))

Have a great afternoon everyone and happy crafting,

8 comments:

Di said...

LOVE this card Elizabeth! Perfect use of the shaving foam snippets, gorgeous scrolls and I love the sentiment you used.

Hugs, Di xx

Sandra H said...

Hi Elizabeth your card is gorgeous you have lots of great ideas and thank you for sharing them x

MaryH said...

Lovely squares, & enjoyed reading the how-to-s. Your snippets made for such a pretty card. Your sentiment was a 'WOW', and liked the inchie layout you did. Will have to file that one away in the old brain cells. Just enjoyed seeing your 'lavendar' card once again at the playground roll. Sure was a winner. TFS & Hugs

Jackie said...

What a stunning card Elizabeth, so beautiful :o)
Jackie xx

BJ said...

super snippet card amazing what can be done with scraps. BJ

coops said...

so gorgeous Elizabeth.beautiful design and colours :D

xx coops xx

Marie-Louise said...

Gorgeous card Elizabeth. I love this stamp - its marvellous.

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

FANTASTIC! Great use of your shaving foam snippets.]

Hugs
SarN xxx