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! :)



Carol L said...

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!!

scrappymo! said...

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!

ike said...

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

IKE xxxxxxxx

Sarah said...

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

Sarn said...

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.

Viv said...

Great rescue job Di! Loving the embossing too. x

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

hugs Tamara

Hettie said...

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!

Irene said...

Wonderful card Di, I love the Spring colours and little butterflies.

Sandra H said...

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

Elizabeth said...

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

Twinks Stamping said...

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

Greta said...

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

Stamps and Paper said...

Such a pretty card Di love your design