My first card....... I was very lucky to be winner at the Poppystamps challenge a few months ago and this 'Floral Cluster' die was part of my winnings. I worked out the layout of my card and die cut from the white layer, then after sticking this in place I inlaid the flowers which I'd cut from snippets of coloured card. As the background paper (a loose sheet - so not sure of the brand) was a shade of green I thought it looked nice showing through the leaves, so left it as is. Finally I stamped a Uniko sentiment from the 'Simply Said Birthday' set.
I'm heading over to the following challenges with this card
Pixie's Snippets Playground 'use your snippets'
Poppystamps challenge 'anything goes'
CAS on Friday challenge 'flowers'
Time Out challenge 'photo inspiration' I was inspired by the flowers
Over at CD Sunday challenge the theme is 'G is for.....' so my next card features a cute mousie image from the House Mouse Decoupage Collection cd and my G is for get well and grapes. The background paper is another of my loose sheets but I think it may have been a magazine freebie.
Last but not least is a card I've made for the Penny Black Creative Christmas challenge. I used my PB 'Santa's Visit' stamp and using the Misti stamped it several times with Memento 'london fog' until it looked dark enough as I thought the grey would give it a softer finish than black. After matting onto black and gold card I stuck it to a hammered effect base card, gave it a dash of Stickles to make the snow glisten and then added a sentiment that was left over from a decoupage sheet. I thought this would be perfect for a male and would also be ideal for a 'batch' make. Looking at the card now I think clear embossing the image after inking would have given it a more finished look..... don't you agree?
and this one shows the glisten of the snow a bit better
Well it's turning rather autumnal here and no doubt christmas will be upon us before we know it so I'd better crack on with a few more of those festive cards. Thanks for taking the time to visit today and I hope you have a good week.