Friday, 24 May 2013

Bright Blossoms

Err, I only used one bright blossom - but that's the name of a lovely Stampin' Up set I recently bought, new, from eBay:
I used:

- 5" x 7" white card stock

- SU 'Certainly Celery' patterned paper (bought in a small pack of 6 x 6" square sheets from eBay - someone is obviously being wise and chopping up 12" square sheets to sell before Certainly Celery disappears altogether, and why not indeed?)

- SU 'Daffodil Delight' card stock, embossed using SU's 'Square Lattice' folder

- a little strip of orange gingham ribbon

- image stamped using SU's 'Bright Blossoms' stamp set, 'Certainly Celery' and 'Daffodil Delight' ink spots, and an orange Whispers pen

- the image was die cut using a Nesties 'Floral Oval' die, plus a piece of greaseproof paper which made removing it from the die a doddle

- sentiment stamped using 'Certainly Celery' and a stamp from a Stampendous sentiments set called 'Happy Messages'

- sentiment was punched out using SU's 'Word Window' punch then layered onto a snippet of orange card, punched using SU's 'Modern Label' punch

A cheerful card made on a dull day here yesterday. Come on sunshine, where are you?

Today's tip - a really obvious one perhaps. I popped the image onto the card using very thin sticky pads - the embossed portion of the card stands more proud (needless to say) so to make sure the image was level I just popped a double layer onto the top portion. I buy really cheapo 1" x 0.5" sticky pads (mostly from Wilkinsons), they're nice and thin and can be snipped down to suit.

I think there could be a recipe posted here tomorrow - it's been ages!



Bonnie said...

This bright blossom is so pretty in the fancy oval! It reminds me that I need to ink mine up again!

tilly said...

what a pretty card, love the colours and the pretty flower

Jules said...

Super lovely Di

Such a sweet image and it looks great stamped onto that fabby die.

Have a lovely weekend.

Love Jules xx

Sue - said...

Lovely bright card for yet another dull day?

Sarn said...

FABULOUS card Di. Nice embossing, die cutting and stamping!

It's been raining here this morning but is trying to perk up! Somebody PLEASE kick the sun out of bed for the weekend . . . pretty please!

Sarn xxx

Viv said...

Hello Di!!!! No time for playground at the mo.. sob sob...Just a quick visit - still using up my mobile internet allowance as no broadband connected! Like this card a LOT!!! x

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

I love this special card,
fabulous design and new godies
hugs Tamara

Mrs A. said...

I likey the oval nestie. Just the right amount of ornateness(have I just created a word!) on it to compliment the flower. Hugs Mrs a.

Sandra H said...

Hi Di, Gorgeous card and l really love this image how luck to get it from ebay great die too makes a lovely frame for the image xx

G Peplow said...

Hello Di, What a fab stamp, lovely colours and all that beautiful texture, yum! All very cheerful :D Hope you have a wonderful weekend, it should brighten up tomorrow, goodness knows it needs to LOL Gay x

Elizabeth said...

Lovely card, Di. I like the bright zingy colours and the stamp is great. Where's the sun, you ask? Why, it's up here in Ayr ... we've had a beautiful day today :) Hope you get some sunshine over the holiday weekend too. Hugs, Elizabeth xx

Kathleen said...

Love the choice of colours and the way you have used the yellow at the top for the flower head and the yellow EF at the bottom and vici verci with the green.
Not sure about the spelling?
Ooo can't wait for the recipe, hope it is something I'll like.

Kath x

Faye Wynn-Jones said...

Fab, stylish card. I would have rescued the blue tit too. X

Hettie said...

This is pretty Miss! Very Spring colours.