Although I still get a lot of pleasure out of stamping and colouring, lately I've been playing with more and more dies and very recently made a card using a die from the utterly fabulous Memory Box Open Studio 'Baptisia Distressed Collage' die set. I know that Liz (see this card!) has been playing with this lovely set of dies recently (and I just fell in love with it!) - and am sure I've seen it being used elsewhere in the Playground. This is my first play ......... as I did wait a little while before giving in to temptation:
- 4" x 5.75" white card blank, tent style
- slightly smaller piece of white card stock, with opposing corners die cut using a die from the Memory Box Open Studio 'Baptisia Distressed Collage' die set
- worked out where I wanted the sentiment to go and stamped it using Memento 'London Fog' ink and a stamp from the 'SU 'Sincere Salutations' set (discontinued)
- used a Memory Box 'Geneva Vine' die to cut out the central die cut, then inlaid it with green and pink die cuts, from snippets
- backed the whole piece with double sided adhesive sheet and layered it onto a piece of pink card
- the corner die cuts now had exposed sticky (as intended!) so I then sprinkled Crystal Glamour Dust over and gave it a good brush over with a soft brush to remove the excess. I use a long handled Avon blusher brush for this - bought specially for the purpose
- finally, added tickles of clear Wink of Stella to the pink flower heads. In real life I like that the corners really twinkle and it's when you turn the card for the light to catch it that the more subtle shimmer shows on the flowers
Edit: Thanks to Andrea for pointing this out to me - this card fits in with the current Memory Box # 10 challenge which is blossoms and/or bunnies. Where have I been all this time, what a great challenge - especially if you adore Memory Box products as much as I do!
And, thanks to Sarn's encouragement HERE, I hopped out into the sunshine yesterday and bought some Cadbury's Creme Eggs. Did a few bits of shopping elsewhere (including buying the bunnies in Hobbycraft) and then came home and quickly made these:
We have a lovely young neighbour who usually calls by with a small Easter egg for us. So there are three of these little 'eggs on thrones' waiting for Hemma - one for her, and one each for Gerry and Nina, her Mum and Dad. Ha! And there's two left over in the box of five to be scoffed too :) Well I never!
Thanks Sarn for the idea - nice one :)
And slap my wrist, due to going out to play in the sunshine I neglected the Playground today - will catch up ASAP!