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Bright & breezy card for a wet & windy day

on February 15, 2014

Well this card certainly brightened my afternoon! It was so miserable here in Derbyshire that I tucked myself away in my craft room while hubby was putting new shelves in the airing cupboard – best to keep out of the way sometimes!

The stamp is one I got ages ago, think it was a freebie on a magazine but I hadn’t used it until today – I don’t usually do this style of card but today she was calling out to me! The first thing I did was to choose my papers – they were from a Die Cuts With a View set I got (again) ages ago and were in my stroking pile but I’ve decided to start using them and I’m pleased I have! Next was to find the right colour pens to go with the papers before I started colouring….

Once I’d done the colouring I got out my new spellbinders rounded squares and the fabulous Core d’inations So Mod card stack out and got cutting. To matt & layer them I just layered with a guillotine and rounded the corners with scissors.

For the main matting and layering I used the same papers and pink card from So Mod, although you’ll see later that I changed my mind about the style of layers 🙂 I also cut two of the fabulous new Double Delights die from the Tattered Lace Magazine Issue 2 and after working out the layout of the card I chopped up my die cut! Don’t worry, all will become clear…

Once I’d done the matting and layering I decided it was too busy and that I needed some white space in the centre so I cut the area between my die cut borders away. This meant that when I added the flowers – a combination of old cuttlebug dies and my favourite Tattered Lace Floral Dies they didn’t get lost on the background. Then I finished with one of my new favourite Heartfelt Sentiment Stamps and voila! Here are a few pics for you, hope you like!



4 responses to “Bright & breezy card for a wet & windy day

  1. Linda Trott says:

    Love it…..really bright and breezy…xx

  2. Lynne Brierley says:

    such a happy card, well thought out and the colours work so well Diane.

    Thanks for sharing and giving us inspiration.

  3. Jane Smith says:

    A lovely cheerful card Diane just the thing for this weather, so bright and colourful. Glad you are back to being able to craft again. Take care Jane x

  4. irenedewey says:

    looks great, glad you are a little better, missed you on create and craft

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