Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Cuttlebug Mania Challenge - 'Mother'

It's time for a new challenge over at Cuttlebug Mania and this fortnight's theme is 'Mother'.

Details of our sponsor/the prize to be won can be found over on the Cuttlebug Mania Challenge blog.

You do have to use a manual die cutting/embossing machine for Cuttlebug Mania entries (it doesn't need to be a Cuttlebug but it must be manual, not electronic). And, you can't mix the two, it must be all manual please. Then make your entry, link into the challenge, link to the challenge in your own blog post and and make sure that you also say what products you used for any die cutting/embossing.

This is what I made:
I used:

- 5" x 7" white card blank

- snippet of peach coloured card, embossed using the Cuttlebug 'Swiss Dots' embossing folder, trimmed to size, corners rounded using an XCut punch and then glued onto the card front

- snippet of white card, die cut using a Spellbinders 'Labels Eight Decorative' die

- then I used a Memory Box 'Perky Poppy' die to cut out a poppy shaped aperture- backed the aperture with double sided adhesive sheet so that the inlaying would be nice and easy

- die cut the poppies from a snippet of green card and inlaid the outline part into the aperture, also using two little white infills I'd also kept from the main die cutting

- die cut the poppy heads from a little snippet of peach coloured card and, before inlaying them I laid them out on a scrap of paper, gently touched the central parts with an orange Zig pen then 'pulled' the colour out towards the edges of the petals using clear Wink of Stella

- then inlaid the petals to complete the poppy 

- tickled the poppy bud and the leaves with clear Wink of Stella

- added the image panel to the card front, using a sandwich layer of white card and white fun foam, die cut using a plain 'Label Eight' die - smaller than the image panel

- the sentiment was stamped onto a snippet of white card using SU's 'Mossy Meadow' and a 'Stamping All Day' sentiment stamp

- then layered the sentiment onto a snippet of peach card and glued it to the card front

- added three iridescent peach sequins as a finishing touch

A little bit about the sentiment stamp. I bought it on line from 'Stamping All Day' when I was searching for a First Holy Communion stamp (which I found in the same shop). They specialise in text stamps and there are some really lovely fonts as well - here's an example of a stamp that's on my 'wish list':
Santa's Treat clear Christmas stamp
The service was super fast and the clear stamps are great quality and stamp perfectly - they even make personalised stamps to order. This little 'toot' is totally unsolicited BTW :)


Preeti D. (aka Dutt Preety) said...

Very elegant card :) love it!

Juls said...

Beautiful xx

Fikreta said...

beautiful card!
have a nice day

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

This is gorgeous Di, I love how you inset the poppy.

Sue xx

Carol L said...

I never would have guessed you inlaid those poppies because you did that task with perfection! Gorgeous card Di, and I was just thinking to myself yesterday I should get busy on mother's day cards soon, so thanks for the push. I LOVE that little Santa stamp and will have to check out the store! Thanks for sharing :)

Sarn said...

On, now that REALLY IS a LOVELY Mother's Day card Di. Love the colours used and the pretty dies.

Thanks for the info and link on Stamping All Day . . . off for a looksie and will totally blame you if I buy anything! LOL!

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Carole said...

Lovely card Di....love your inlaid poppy.xx

Pat said...

I love your pretty poppies Di and the rectangular SB die suits them perfectly. The inlaid technique looks great too, and a wonderful idea to add a little extra colour to the poppy heads, and you have given them a lovely sheen with the WOS. x

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Lovely Mother's Day card, and thanks for the heads up on the sentiment company!

Elizabeth said...

A beautiful Mother's Day card, Di. The poppy is lovely and the font on the greeting is really very nice too. I'm not sure whether I should thank you for the link and encouraging me to acquire even more stamps but I'm always in the market for good word stamps :) Hugs, Elizabeth xx

brenda said...

It's a Poppy Di so of course I love it. And thanks for the note at the bottom, my Clarity personalised stamp broke the other day and they seem disinclined to replace it so will go check out this store, well timed info.

B x

Princess Judy Palmer said...

What a lovely card. I like the poppy on that Spellbinder's frame, they go together so well.

Kath said...

A beautiful card Di, lovely colours and design.
Kath x

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

How soft and pretty. The flower is gorgeous but the frame is just a lovely addition too!

KandA said...

Gorgeous card Di, love that poppy die. Thanks for the info on the shop..... guess I'll be spending some more pennies now xx

Darnell said...

You've made a lovely feminine Mother's Day card, Di! I love those poppies. Thanks for the tip and the link!! Hugs, Darnell xxoo

MaryH said...

What soft & lovely colors for a beautiful Mom's Day card. Great work on the inlay technique, and the shading at the petal bases, really sparks this flower wonderfully. Love the specific fancy die base you used for the flowers, and it looks so pretty with the dots embossing. Texture, color, elegance, this one's got it all. TFS the sentiment stamp link too. Big hugs & TFS

Craftychris said...

Beautiful image in lovely colours which is framed with the wonderful die cut! The embossing looks fabulous too - an absolutely gorgeous card! xxx

Kathleen said...

Gorgeous card and a very pleasant change to see a peach coloured poppy. Great die too and a lovely sentiment stamp and yes they do look to have some lovely fonts, must visit, there you go spending my money again.

Kath x

Mrs A. said...

Gorgeous poppy . Love the colours you have chosen. I love that die cut frame. It fits the poppy perfectly. Hugs Mrs A.

Em Louise Fairley said...

Beautiful card, Di.
Em xoxox

Barb said...

A really beautiful card Di. I love the dies and the colours are really pretty. Barbxx

Amanda said...

Beautiful card, love poppies x

Karen said...

Beautiful and oh so elegant Di. I will check out that stamp company next xx

Liz said...

Gorgeous card, Di. I love the poppy die, I've not seen that one before. Lovely design with the inlaid technique and the colours are just perfect. xx

Janice said...

Gorgeous card Di, I love the poppies and your colour scheme is really pretty.
Janice x