Friday, 11 September 2015

There is always time for friendship

.....one of my very favourite sentiments and just right for this card, made for someone special:
I used:

- 5.5" x 4.25" white card blank, made by opening a slightly larger card out and using the largest Lil-inkers 'Stitched Rectangle' die on the front (it only cuts the stitched outline and not the whole piece of card, so you retain the spine) and then trimming the 'open edges' down to size

- a snippet of white card, die cut using the next size down in the Lil'inkers 'Stitched Rectangle' set

- a Penny Black NBUS die called 'Bashful', used to cut out the flower shaped aperture from the snippet of card I'd just die cut in the above step

- then I die cut another 'Bashful' flower from a white snippet and coloured both of the flowers using Pro markers

- popped one of the coloured flowers into the aperture I'd die cut - to make it easy I backed the die cut aperture with a piece of double sided sticky film before popping the flower in place

- at that point I stamped the sentiment using Memento 'London Fog' ink and a stamp from the Hero Arts set called 'Live life'

- I then snipped the head from the second flower I'd coloured, added little strips of narrow red line DST to the back of the petals and head and carefully stuck it on top of the flower head that was already in place - just offsetting it slightly

- added a tickle of Tim Holtz 'Antique Linen' Stickles to the flower head

- final touch, five sparkly sequins

The die is a real beauty (reminds me of a coneflower) and would also be great used for stencilling - loads of possibilities!

Almost forgot, this is my first entry into Darnell's current NBUS (Never-Been-Used-Schtuff) challenge #5 - loads of prizes to be won, and most of all it encourages you to play with your new goodies that could be feeling a bit neglected.

Di
x

33 comments:

jimlynn said...

Di, this is gorgeous! I love the sequins and the way you just have the ends of the petals with some color. Wonderful sentiment to go right along with a fabulous card.
Lynn

Pat said...

This is so soft and pretty Di and I love the stitched rectangles and the sequins are just perfect. x

Diane said...

That is a gorgeous card Di, love the die!

Liz said...

Gorgeous card, Di, so fresh looking. I love the sentiment. xx

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful card Di.

brenda said...

What an elegant card Di and yes that sentiment is lovely. Rest that back.

B x

Sarah said...

Gorgeous card Di and I have to agree the sentiment is really lovely xx

SARN said...

What a BEAUTIFUL card. I just LOVE that pretty die and what you've done with it. I agree about that lovely sentiment too. Mwah!

Hugs, Sarn xxx

KandA said...

Gorgous card Di and I have to agree with everyone else - beautiful flower die and wonderful sentiment. Problem with Darnell's challenge is I end up seeing so much more schtuff I just have to buy! (that die for a start) xx

Inkyfingers said...

Wow, Di - your card just leapt out at me on Darnell's page! This is just so beautiful and simple and it would be suitable for so many occasions! Great job girl!
Hugs
Carol x

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

OH Di so agree with you on the sediment as Darnell would say :D

...it is a beauty as is your card .. wonderful work, I love that you detail it all.. am off to send you a message ..
Shaz in Oz.x

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Barb said...

Di this card is lovely. I love friendship cards and this one is just perfect. I live a great distance from my bestie now and often send her a friendship card. Barbxx

Jane said...

Such an elegant beautiful card x

CraftygasheadZo said...

Love this! Such pretty card. Take care Zo xx

Em Louise Fairley said...

Di, it's gorgeous!
Hugs,
Em

Bonnie said...

Love this softly colored flower! Sweet!

Kath said...

A lovely card with a beautiful flower and sentiment.
Kath x

scrAPpamondo said...

Oh, such a lovely card, so soft and delicate! Your special person will love it surely!! Fab work!

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

Gorgeous precious card Di
like frindship
hugs Tamara

Brenda said...

This is a beautiful card Di. I am so in love with that daisy die that I had to find it so I could buy it. lol And I did, good ole Amazon to the rescue. Love your beautiful sentiment and the sequins. Just beautiful! Hugs, Brenda

Sue - said...

This is such a pretty card Di. Love that die, think it might have to go on my wish list!

Jean said...

A beautiful card Di, I love the pretty die and the way you used it. The sequins make a pretty embellishment.
Jean x

Mrs A. said...

Happy Birthday Miss. hugs Mrs A.

Kathyk said...

This is just lovely. I'd like to wish you a Happy Birthday too

Kathyk

Hazel said...

Beautiful card. Happy Birthday, Di - enjoy your day xx

Jacee said...

So very pretty Diane, love it!
hugs Jacee
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Jenni's Jems said...

Sooo pretty ,love it! x

mamapez5 said...

I love all daisy-type flowers. This is so delicate and pretty. Kate x

MaryH said...

One very lovely daisy. Loved the double treatment on the flower and an excellent entry into the NBUS. Well done, Miss. Happy Bday as well. Hugs & TFS

April Story said...

Just beautiful! Coneflowers are one of my faves. Of course I love flowers! :-)
April

Princess Judy Palmer said...

So beautiful! I did not know that about the big stitching die only doing the stitches. Makes perfect sense!

JD/ Jill said...

Pretty card! And the sentiment is so true!

scrappymo! said...

Gorgeous card! Love that sentiment...it is so perfect with this thoughtful and pretty card.