Saturday, 6 June 2015

Di's die

I won this pretty poppy die from Di at Pixies Crafty Workshop. Di has a snippets challenge there that is a lot of fun.  We all have snippets lying about and it is great to make a card with them and get some of those pesky snippets used up!

I have cut out the poppies with a snippet of fairly heavy white card. I thought the heavy weight was the best choice as those slender branches could tear so easily. I used a piece of wax paper between the die and the piece of card and delicate as they are, those slender branches popped right out!


I coloured the poppies and the grassy hill with chalk as I wanted a very soft look., and I'm happy with how it turned out. I glued most of the poppy diecut onto a Spellbinders Parisian Accents die cut (left over from another project), but did pop dot a few random flower heads. Another snippet of pale pink card, a larger snippet of Heidi Grace DP placed over a tent fold card, and this card was done.

Sometimes a fast and fairly simple card is just what I need...

I am entering this card in Pixies Crafty Workshop - must use snippets

19 comments:

  1. You might know Poppies are always a hit with me Mo, these are so delicate and the soft shading you have added really bring them to life.

    Hope you have a good Sunday.

    B x

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  2. So very pretty - and what great use of the gorgeous die
    Jane

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  3. This is gorgeous Maureen, love the soft chalky poppies
    hugs Jo x

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  4. This is a beautiful card! I love the mat layer and your poppies are beautiful as well. I love how you colored them up with chalk, making it nice and soft looking. Great way to use up those snippets too! Hugs, Brenda

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  5. I have never made a fast card - never. It seems that I always fun into something that I did not expect to happen. Your card is lovely!
    Sandy xx

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  6. I use the wax paper a lot when cutting dies - it seems to work like magic! Love this beautiful card and the poppies against that die and color are so lovely. A beautiful, beautiful card.
    Lynn

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  7. Hi Maureen, lovely card, I love this die and you've used it to great advantage, hugs Kate x

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  8. Such a pretty card Maureen, your poppies are so delicate and look fabulous against the bright pink background.
    Pauline
    x

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  9. Snippets turned into a beautiful project. Good idea to color the die cut, I always forget that option...

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  10. This is very pretty Maureen. Carol x

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  11. You really worked Di's die to it's full potential here Mo! It's a real beauty!

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  12. Oh that is SOOO pretty Mo. You definitely achieved the delicate look you were going for.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

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  13. So good to see you using that lovely die Mo. A fabulous card and very wise to use the wax paper too.

    I altered your names on the link entries :)

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  14. Beautiful poppies. Always use wax paper on my dies and they always turn out a treat. Hugs Mrs A.

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  15. Oh goodness this is lovely. Beautiful card. Hugs, joann

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  16. That poppy die is lovely. I really like the soft colors of the chalk. And that Spellbinder die is fabulous too. Great card.

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  17. I love your softly coloured and pretty poppies Mo and also the beautifully ornate die cut mat it is sitting on and all wonderfully complementary colours. x

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  18. Oh this is so fabulous and I love these flowers.

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  19. Absolutely charming - you've shown off that delicate die to perfection.
    Alison xx

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