Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Just saying Hello

I tend to get through a fair few 'general' cards here and yesterday I found a coloured image lurking on the desk which seemed fine for one such card:
I used:

- A6 tent style white card blank, right hand bottom corner rounded using We Are Memory Keepers Corner Chomper

- backing paper from Papermania's Capsule Collection 'Aqua' paper pack, cut to size and the corner rounded to match the card blank

- the image was a pre-printed oval from Craftwork Cards which I coloured with TH Distress Markers. The image is on pearlised card which meant that the distress markers sort of 'ran' a bit but I quite like the sort of 'accidental cloisonné' effect :)

- then the image was just layered onto an oval of white card, die cut using a Spellbinders 'Floral Oval' die

- the sentiment is a discontinued Elzybells sentiment, stamped using Memento 'Tuxedo Black' ink and punched with SU's 'Modern Label' punch

- a couple of black Josy Rose nail heads to finish

Isn't hindsight wonderful, I discovered Elzybells not long before they had their massive closing down sale but only bought one of everything I could lay my greedy little paws on. Just think of the Playground prizes we could have had - sigh :(

Di
x

28 comments:

  1. Well I completely missed the closing down sale so I was worse than you. I love your little owl card. Sorry to have got you involved in the craft declutter group - beware it's addictive.
    Ann xxx

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  2. Hi Di, I love your owl card and such a beautiful background paper.
    Hugs, Veerle xxx

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  3. Great colour marching. Haven't seen that aqua collection
    Debs x

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  4. Love your owl card - the one rounded corner finishes it off nicely.

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  5. He's so cute! :)

    Hugs,
    Em x
    Creative Em
    (website currently offline for revamp)

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  6. Liking your card Miss. It is a hoot!
    Sorry! I know.
    Hugs
    xx
    PS you remember what I said about going on to my post yesterday and not dropping lappie? Same goes for a certain Miss Darnell's post today! Shocker!!!

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  7. I love little owls! Just leaving a quick hello from Twiglet and Wipso as Annie hasn't any broadband in her new home yet!!

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  8. How could anyone not like owls??? Fabulous card! xx

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  9. Thanks for your visit last week, Di, and sorry it has take me so long to get back to you. I foolishly said to my two children that I wanted the garage cleared out before the winter set in - as in emptied of the totaly rubbish that has been dumped in there. As I pointed out to them, they will have to do the job at some point so they have dived in and decided to organise me totally. I am now trying to work out how to move them around the place doing what I wan not what they want. Hope you enjoyed Barbara's shows last week. Did you succumb? Have a good week. xx Maggie

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  10. Another gorgeous card Di that backing paper is stunning loving your image too x

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  11. Gorgeous card and love the image and papers.

    Kath x

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  12. I think I may still have some of the CWC owl toppers lurking around somewhere. I also had that paper pack and was sad when I used it all up.
    A really gorgeous card, I love the die you put the owl onto Karen x

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  13. Lovely card Di! I missed the first few days of my local craft shop retirement sale - everything half price. But I did manage to buy some new stamps - I just need to find time to use them!
    Kath x

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  14. Owlll lol this is gorgeous, love the one eye closed.xxThe Journey is the Start

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  15. I love the owl image Di and the colours.
    Jean x

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  16. Oh my gosh...that one eye closed is a hoot!

    Great image foir a "Hello card" and I too like the Cloisonne look to it!

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  17. Wow, that background paper is gorgeous. The owl winking is so cute and goes so well with the sentiment. Please know you would be most welcome to come sit a spell when you visit the USA. I would love to have you.

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  18. Hello Di,


    Just brilliant. Ohhhhhhhhh I do like that Floral die.

    luv
    irene
    xxxx

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  19. I adore this cloisonne effect, Di! The match with the (perfect) script background is awesome!! Hugs, Darnell

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  20. The cute winking owl on the decorative die looks simply amazing on that script background! Beautiful!!

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  21. Love the coloring of the image! Such a perfect match with the backing paper!

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  22. This owl is really cute Di, and I love the fact that you have used just two or three colours which keeps it simple but is very effective. I love that floral oval die too, which is so pretty. x

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  23. What a cutie! Love the die cut and paper! Fab design!
    Lucy x

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  24. I've been using my older images too! I love your owl and how you layered it. The DP is perfect for it!

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