Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Inchies to the rescue

Irene gave me some really good advice - 'Never throw a wrecked 'huff and puff stamped image' away, use it for your inchies'. So when I played the other day and didn't much like the result I took heed and this was the end result:
I used:

- A6 white card blank

- plain green snippet (SU's 'Always Artichoke') background

- white background, embossed using Cuttlebug's 'Script' folder

- the 'wrecked' image which is Penny Black's 'Irises' Slapstick stamp, coloured using a mixture of Whisper pens and Tim Holtz Distress Markers then punched with SU's 1.25" square punch into three (picking the 'best' bits)

- three squares of lemon spotted paper punched from a snippet of Dovecraft's 'Back to Basics' paper pack

- 'Always Artichoke' butterflies, die cut with SU's 'Beautiful Wings' Embosslits and topped with white pearls

- sentiment stamped using SU's 'Old Olive' ink pad and a stamp from a Personal Impressions' set called 'Everyday Words Happy Birthday' by Lindsay Mason, then punched with SU's 'Word Window' and popped onto a snippet of the lemon spotty paper (punched with SU's 'Modern Label' punch)

Couple of tips for today. Firstly, I love SU's 'Word Window' punch but often find that sentiment stamps are just that bit on the large side - even though (sigh) I do have quite a selection to choose from. The 'Everyday Words Happy Birthday' set is brilliant though, I only bought it recently and it comes with such a wide choice of small and neat sentiments - at least 16 of which fit the Word Window punch. This is the link to Sirstampalot where I got mine from. I should have got one for the Playground Toybox but wasn't sure if they'd be as small as I hoped - they are though!

Secondly, lately I've been using Colall All Purpose glue for layering as it's very forgiving and allows a bit of movement if you work quite quickly.  I got a bit fed up with closing the nozzle to use the glue spreader so now have a saved empty Colall bottle and use that one to do any 'spreading'. Bet most of you already thought of that one anyhow :)

Oh, and finally - never throw a snippet away! :)

Di
x

14 comments:

  1. Great tips and a beautiful save of those snippets! If I could part with my snippets, I'd have much more space, but I'd be wasting a lot more paper in the long run, so I'm taking your advice and saving it all!!

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  2. Oh my gosh...now i will have even more to save! lol
    This is sweet. Love the embossing folder too!

    I always appreciate your tips...they are sensible and the sort of thing i like to try. So thanks again!

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  3. Oh, that is so pretty :-D Now you're just trying to make me save every single scrapette !!!! LoL

    Hugz
    IKE xxxxxxxx

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  4. A great card (love the yellow!!) and some great tips too Di xx

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  5. Flipping heck - what a GREAT SAVE of an image that went wrong. You and Irene are clever bunnies. Love the embossed background too.

    Right - off for some brekkie.
    xxx

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  6. Great rescue job Di! Loving the embossing too. x

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  7. Throw a snippet away! The very thought!
    Lovely card there Miss. I am such a baaaad blogger lately. I never looked over the weekend - slap my wrists!
    It was nice to be away from the puter for a while!
    Hugs
    xx

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  8. Wonderful card Di, I love the Spring colours and little butterflies.
    luv
    irene
    cccc

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  9. beautiful card Di, I like the design of your cards x

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  10. Great tips from you Di, and great advice from Irene. I'm really enjoying your inchie cards ... love the colours in this one. Hugs, Elizabeth xx

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  11. Snap! Over the weekend I made an inchie card too! Love the embossing in the background and what a great way to use up those images too x

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  12. I'll have to remember that--this is such a lovely card, Di!

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  13. Such a pretty card Di love your design

    Anne

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