Friday, 9 October 2015

Happy mail

I try to enclose a little card with each weekly Snippets Playground prize. Sometimes it's the Sunday Snippets card I made - at other times, my snippets card might not be suitable and that's when I set to and make something different - such as this card:
I used:

- 4" x 4" square white card blank

- flower and leaf stamp from the Uniko 'Pure Florals - Gerbera' sets, stamped using Memento 'Tuxedo Black' ink then coloured using Faber-Castell Polychromos pencils and Sansodor blending solution

- at this point I was planning to use the matching dies to cut out the leaf and the flower, but I'd gone over the outside line whilst blending in a couple of spots and the outline dies leave a white border, sigh. So, I fussy cut round them instead

- stamped the sentiment next, using VersaFine 'Vintage Sepia' ink and two words from the Winnie and Walter 'The Big, the Bold and the Happy' stamp set 

- then I added the leaf and flower using Collall All Purpose glue

- top right hand corner looked too bare, but adding Josy Rose nail heads or similar would have been too fussy IMHO - so I rounded it off using my Fiskars Corner Rounder scissors

- final touch, a tickle of clear Wink of Stella all over the leaf and the flower

Job done - another time I might even get the Twinkling H2O's out and have a play, gerberas do come in such lovely, vibrant almost jewel like colours:

These beauties were delivered on my Birthday the other week, from Len - aw :)

Di 

19 comments:

  1. A beautiful, striking card - which is even better IRL! :-D xx

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  2. Gorgeous card, love how you rounded the corner! I often think a card needs something added, never thought of taking it away instead iykwim xxx

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  3. I love gerberas - both your card and your bouquet are stunning!
    Jane

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  4. What a beauitful match Di...gerbenas are such pretty flowers x

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  5. A fabulous card and what a great idea to round the top corner - I must remember that one!
    Kath x

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  6. Love the look of this striking card. The flower is so vivid & I love the sentiment u made. Xxx

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  7. Beautiful card. Very lovely big flower.

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  8. Fab card...love this stamp from Uniko!

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  9. Gorgeous gerbera Di and love the colour you have used, this would definitely be very happily received mail. A beautiful birthday bouquet you had from Len too. x

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  10. I love this card, Di, particularly the Winnie and Walter sentiment. So much so, I went looking for the stamp set only to find that, for now anyway, it is sold out at the one UK source I found. Oh well, never mind ... maybe it will be re-stocked soon. Gerberas are bright and beautiful as can be seen in the bouquet Len gave you :) Hugs, Elizabeth xx

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  11. I love so much Uniko's Gerbera and the matching die, I have already looked and I'm in love with it! I'm waiting to have a budget to make an order on Beverly's site and that she re-stocked it!... Your CAS is just amazing, LOVE it soooo much!! The fussi-cut rounded corner is just perfect and looks very well!

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  12. Hello Di,
    Lovely card. Len did a great job with the flowers -- happy belated birthday!

    Hugs,
    Kay

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  13. H Di your card is so pretty and those flowers are gorgeous! good job Len huggles Sue xxx

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  14. Your gerbera card is gorgeous Di, they are such beautiful flowers and your vibrant colouring is perfect. A super sentiment stamp too.
    Jean x

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  15. Love the Gerberas...the real ones and yours.
    xx

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  16. Di I love your little snippets cards, you always produce such good ones.

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  17. I've saved each and every one of your little cards, so know your work is always treasured. I love the pretty daisy and your birthday flowers are lovely! If only they'd last a little longer eh? At least until the next birthday *wink*

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  18. Stunning flower, just up my street.
    Nice bunch from Len too.

    Kath x

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  19. Strikingly beautiful floral card, Di! That is one gorgeous bouquet--Len earned brownie points for sure! Happy belated birthday!

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