Friday, 15 January 2016

Forget Me Not challenge over at Double 'D'

Diane, who comes to play in the Snippets Playground, has just joined forces with a friend named Darlene to run a new challenge called (appropriately) Double 'D'. The current challenge ends on Sunday and the theme is 'Forget Me Not'. 

I knew what I wanted to make, and thankfully the die I'd ordered arrived in time - but what a scrabble I had to find some forget me not blue card. Thankfully there was a little snippet hiding in the snippets folder - but of course, hindsight being 20/20 vision, I later remembered that I could have just coloured a snippet of white card with an appropriate blue Pro marker.

This is my very simple offering - do hop over to see the DT cards, as well as the entries to date, there are some real beauties there!
I used:

- slightly smaller than 5" x 7" white card blank

- a snippet of white card, embossed using a Couture Creations 'Compassionate' embossing folder, trimmed to just slightly smaller than the card front and glued in place

- a white snippet, die cut using Spellbinders 'Labels Eighteen' and then a medium ball ended embossing tool run round the edge of the die whilst it was still in place to form a sharpened outer frame. Quicker than digging out the tan mat and then embossing the piece through the Cuttlebug

- snippets of green and blue card, plus a Joanna Sheen Signature 'Forget Me Not' die

- I'd backed the coloured card with Stick-It adhesive sheet prior to die cutting which made it really easy to pop the blue flowers on top of the green layer and also to add the teeny little blue buds

- added the spray of forget me nots to the large die cut panel

- stamped a sentiment from SU's (sadly discontinued) set called 'Sincere Salutations' using Memento 'London Fog' ink

- die cut the sentiment with a smaller Labels Eighteen die and did the edging same as the larger piece

- the die set comes with a little extra sprig of flowers (plus some little flower heads which I didn't use) - so I added that below the sentiment

- used a yellow sparkly gelly pen for the flower centres and then glued the two panels onto the embossed front of the card

If you like the forget me not die, make sure you check out the Snippets Playground on Sunday :)

Di
x

30 comments:

  1. You nailed the forget me not challenge. I love the flower die and the color is perfect. That is such a pretty embossing folder for the background. Hope you are feeling much better.

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  2. Yep, I really like the forget-me-not die, and especially how you used it on this card! The labels 18 die cut panels look perfect for the image and sentiment, and that background embossing is stunning! Very pretty card!

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  3. It's a very pretty card Di. The label dies look good on that lovely embossing folder and I'll be back on Sunday to see that super die again. That's a good tip for embossing the labels. Barbxx

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  4. Wow, I like this flower. Wonderful card.

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  5. Really beautiful card, Di! Love the embossed background & how you used the labels dies--perfect!

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  6. Clean, crisp and elegant DI. Off to mail yo know, forgot the other day when I had promised.

    B x

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  7. A lovely card and a super die - I'll see you in the playground on Sunday!
    Kath x

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  8. Very beautiful! I absolutely love those blue flower bits (looks like it is sort of textured cardstock you have used)

    Did I mention how beautiful this card is :)

    Hugs,
    Eemeli

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  9. Lovely card Di that's a beautiful shade of blue, great die loads of possibilities there, love the clean elegance of the card.

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  10. That is divine - such a beauty :-D xxxxxxxxxxx

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  11. You may think simple, Di... but this is really quite beautiful.
    Hope things are continuing to improve for you.
    Donna. X

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  12. Like this very much Di - am having a bit of a CAS streak at the mo so it suits me perfectly!! x

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  13. Perfect card for our challenge and so pretty! Thanks so much for playing along at Double D!!

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  14. Aaaah what a delightful flower and i'm so loving that gorgeous background, Luv Sam x

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  15. Beautiful card, Di. So pretty!
    Hugs,
    Em xxx

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  16. Thank you thank you for entering your beautiful card in our new challenge and for the shout out, too, I appreciate it so much!! That die you have used is absolutely perfect for the challenge...our new challenge is next Wed and we hope you will come back...the challenge will be Brrrrr!

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  17. Oh, how beautiful! Love your embossed background, and those flowers couldn't be more perfect. Just a pretty, pretty card! So glad to see it in our first Double D Challenge!

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  18. Wonderful card Di. Love the white embossed background and the super dies xx

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  19. This is beautiful Miss. Forget me nots are one of my favourite flowers and in the package from the funeral directors was a packet which we will share between gardens in memory of Mum.
    Hugs
    xx
    PS thank you so much for your card. xxx

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  20. A beauty of a card Di. Love the delicate blue flowers against the white background. x

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  21. Oh, love it so much!!! Such a delicate and very elegant CAS!! The embossing matches amazing with the two shapes and the forget me not are just stunning!! I think this is a perfect card!

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  22. I love forget-me-nots. This card is simply beautiful!

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  23. I love these beautiful diecut Forget me nots Di and the colour of the card is perfect, also such a pretty embossed background and the label dies as mats for the flowers and sentiment. x

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  24. So pretty Di! Love your sweet blue blooms. Just reminded me that I used a snippet in my last card, so I'm going to update my post and link up. I keep forgetting! At some point I hope it will become a habit! :) xx

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  25. Perfect card for the challenge Di, I've not seen that die before, nor the embossing folder. They are both lovely!
    Janice x

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  26. Love that background embossing Di

    Cheers
    Dr Sonia

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  27. Hello Di, with the elegant embossing and that pretty flower, your card is just perfect.
    Thanks for your comment on my kitchen blog. Things have been hard for me recently so I haven't crafted in forever, but I'm starting to feel the urge again, so watch this space :-)

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  28. PERFECTLY fabulous! We are SO GLAD you've come to join in our fun new challenge and thanks so much for the wonderful shout out! Greatly appreciated! LOVE your design ... just might have to 'steal' that idea ... looks quick, easy and FABULOUS!! Thanks again for joining in the fun at Double D Challenges! We hope you’ll come back often.

    Darlene
    DOUBLE D
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS

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  29. This is very delicate and pretty. I like that the greeting isn't in black. That would have been too stark.

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