Firstly, the flowers and feather on this card are totally, totally inspired by Bernie. She makes such delicate cards, some with tiny flowers wisps of feathers and little flowers on, and I just adore them - her work is really exquisite. I hope that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery Bernie!
The card started out when I used an idea I'd found using double sided sticky paper to layer mulberry paper on and then die cut in the Cuttlebug - posted on WOYWW here almost a couple of weeks ago. I took the mulberry scalloped oval which was already stuck onto some white card and cut it the next size down. This was because I wanted a multi-layered background and I'm sure that it would have just shown through the mulberry paper on its own - plus it was too large for what I had in mind.
With the scallop done it was just a matter of going through my snippets where I found the perfectly matching turquoise background card with a slightly marbled effect. That was run through the CB and embossed with butterflies and, as luck would have it, lying right on my desk was a strip of lacy edged card - again a perfect match - which I trimmed and then ran through the CB using a different folder (dots this time).
The strip of lacy edged card had just arrived in a parcel of goodies from Dies to Die For - Tracy always includes a few die cut bits and pieces and this was just perfect! And the parcel arrived less than 24 hours after I placed the order too - brilliant service!
I then layered the mulberry paper scallop onto the card using sticky pads to add dimension.
I said in a recent post that my local crafting buddy had given me some flower punches after our crafting session last week - so I dived into the snippets again and punched a few flowers and some leaves (that certainly didn't make much of a hole though in the snippets!). I found the little white flowers in my stash and it was just a matter of layering the tip of a white marabou feather (no chickens were harmed in this exercise Sarn!), the flowers and then adding some self-adhesive pearls from my stash to the flowers and along the lacy edging. Oh, and a little 'Thank You' sentiment (made by Craftwork Cards).
So, courtesy of inspiration for the flowers and feather from Bernie, that's my make yesterday!
I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:
Jules' Crafty Snippet Challenge - Week 29
Totally GorJuss Challenge 90 - Punch or Die (I used both!)
Hope Monday is going well for you - the sun is shining here, yippee :))