Sunday, 14 May 2017

Sunday Snippet Card

Evening Everyone,

Wishing all my US friends a Happy Mother's Day - I hope you've had a truly wonderful day.

I've made a birthday card to share. I made it entirely from scraps and snippets for Di's fortnightly challenge over at Pixie's Snippets Playground.
Here's how it was made:

  • the card base, measuring 5¾" x 4¼"  was made from a scrap, an admittedly large one, of Docrafts Kraft cardstock.
  • the topper was constructed using a snippet of lilac Coordinations card, embossed using the Folksy Circle (Sizzix) folder, trimmed to fit the front just leaving a tiny margin of Kraft showing. 
  • A die-cut greeting, made with a die purchased from China through Ebay and another snippet, this time white satin finish cardstock, was glued to the centre of the embossed design.
  • to finish, the card was decorated with a dragonfly, stamped and die cut, Creative Dies Dragonfly Die & Stamp Set, from the same scrap of white satin finish cardstock and also from a tiny scrap of leftover lilac Coordinations, and three paper roses, from Wild Orchid Crafts - very old stash!

A couple of close ups of the dragonfly. Silicone gel was used to achieve the dimension.

It's not often I can say that a card was made entirely from scraps but this one certainly was.

Happy Crafting,


Claire said...

Nice choice of colour, love the dimension to the dragonfly, great job

Megan J said...

Hi Elizabeth, a super card, love the shimmer you can see on the dragonflies wings, that Happy Birthday die looks like a good investment, suitable for all ages. A good use of snippets too, I sometimes think I should take a photo of all my snippets, they are overflowing the box I keep them in. Have a wonderful week... Megan

Valerija said...

Such a sweet and elegant card. Love the soft colours.
Valerija xx

Di said...

What a pretty card Elizabeth! Lovely colour choice and the dragonfly is beautiful - adds a real lift to an already lovely card!


Di xx

Linby said...

Such a beautiful, elegant and pretty card and all from snippets too!

scrappymo! said...

Having a wee catch up on your blog. This card is very pretty. And another lovely die from china...i must give some a try.