I'm home again but spent all day yesterday sorting out the craft room and finding homes for all those new supplies that 'one cannot possibly do without'! We had a really great few days away and needless to say it wasn't without a few incidents! And a LOT of laughter.
I'll be round to see all your Playground entries as soon as possible and would like to also send another huge 'Thank You' to Jane for looking after things so well last week.
Time for another Cuttlebug Mania Challenge and the theme this time is 'Thanks or Thank you'. Very appropriate!!
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This is my DT card:
- 5" x 7" white card blank, tent style
- next I used a Frantic Stamper 'Thanks
Card Band' die to cut out the word 'Thanks'. What's great about this die
is that the word mostly is cut away but the card remains attached at
the top and bottom of the letters - really neat
- then covered the top and bottom
sections of the card blank with patterned card fromthe lovely DCWV paper stack called 'Quince Blossom' that I won a while ago I deliberately left a white
border round both the pieces of DP
- then I backed the cutaway 'Thanks'
with a snippet of black card - just glued at the top and bottom behind the word.
backed the inside of the card front with a full sized panel of white
card to hide the band of black
- the top panel looked too bare but I still wanted to keep it quite fresh and simple so I stamped LOTV's Just to say....' (from their General Greetings - Small' set onto a snippet of black card using VersaMark and then embossed it using white Stamp n Stuff embossing powder
- then die cut the sentiment panel using a Spellbinders Oval die and ran a ball tool round the inside of the die before removing the piece of card
- using a snippet of leftover white card then drew round the outside of the die with a pencil, then cut round the shape and rubbed out any pencil marks before gluing both pieces together. I use this trick loads as it does give a smaller border than going up to the next size of die
- glued the sentiment panel in place and there was just something lacking so I rescued a snippet of the patterned paper and cut out a single flower and glued that in place. Aaah, that's better :)
We'd love to see you over at Cuttlebug Mania and the challenge runs for two weeks.
Welcome back Di...looking forward to seeing some makes.A lovely thank you card and yes thanks to Jane too. Hugs xxReplyDelete
It was a pleasure looking after the playground - I see the naughtiness has started up since you got back and there's a game of tag going on now! I love this card, that die gives a stunning effect!ReplyDelete
Great effect with this die. Looking forward to seeing what you do with some of the 'essential supplies' from the show!!ReplyDelete
Love this! Fab design, and I love the neutral colours. Really useful to have in your stash! xReplyDelete
What a lovely card!ReplyDelete
What a gorgeous looking thank you card Di. Love that die cut.ReplyDelete
Good to know you had a great time and a few hijinks!
Hugs, Sarn xxx
A fabulous card Di, looks like I've missed some beauties on here while I've been away. Need to get digging into my scraps box later today and get over to the playground.ReplyDelete
Welcome home and know just how you feel about that must have item that you can not do without :) Fab card too. xReplyDelete
Nice to see your back Di and it sounds like you all had lots of fun, your card is gorgeous l like the background paper and that die is lovely too! l love the fact that the font has the added curves on the wording truly is lovely xReplyDelete
I like the layout of this card. Simple but very elegant!ReplyDelete
Oooo this is fabby hun, Luv Sam xReplyDelete
I'm really liking this trend of big words slicing out a part of your card front. It's very clever and fun. Your card is no exception. I'm sure we'll get to see and hear about your new goodies soon.ReplyDelete
A lovely card Di - glad you had a good time!ReplyDelete
I love the quite neutral shades and a really pretty dp you have used here Di, and that large sentiment really makes a statement. Glad you enjoyed yourselves. xReplyDelete
Oh, this is just fantastic!! Fabulous design! Love the die you used, it makes really an amazing band in this beautiful paper!! Love the neutral tones and the oval!ReplyDelete
Pretty card Di - glad you had such a good time :-) xxReplyDelete
I just love this, everything about it is just perfect and I totally love those backing papers.ReplyDelete
Tip top card.
Welcome back Di! I see you've used that gorgeous die again!ReplyDelete
Love this Di and gorgeous backing papers too sorry I've been missing for awhile huggles Sue xxReplyDelete
I love this Di. The black card really makes that gorgeous die pop and the paper is beautiful. BarbxxReplyDelete
Super card Di, I really love the 'thanks' die! So pleased you had a lovely time away.ReplyDelete
Lovely card, Di, I love the THANKS die. Sounds like you had a great time on your little break. xxReplyDelete
This is very pretty. I like the way you blended the two sentiments.ReplyDelete
This is such a beautiful card! Love the thanks die and the paper is so pretty! xxxReplyDelete
What an absolutely beautiful background paper, Di... Love this card. Think I need that Frantic Stamper Die... Any idea where I can source one from, please?ReplyDelete