Here is a card I made a couple of months ago at The Langley Stampers Club.
The base of the card is a dark grey textured cardstock. We embossed a snippet of that grey card with a dotted Swiss EF and used it for an accent mat.The image is some branches that we double stamped onto white card. We matted the image with lemony yellow card and then die cut a scalloped circle mat and 3 sizes of hydrangea petals from the inside of that yellow mat. When we were finished we basically had only a frame left to slide behind the image! Hopefully this gutting of the mat to create a snippet, and the creative use of punching up said snippet to create the flowers, gets me extra points at Pixies Crafty Workshop...hmmmm...
We then curved the petals with an embossing round tool and assembled the flowers. I was careful to randomly scatter the blossoms. Some are 2 layers deep and others just a single inner petal.
We then stamped the Happy Birthday greeting on a snippet of the white card, and then die that with a smaller scalloped circle. Once the yellow matted image was adhesived to the embossed grey accent mat, then we mounted the sentiment. All that was placed on the background DP and 4 pearls were placed in the corners.
Some lemony yellow organza was wrapped around the DP and toppers. We then made a bow from some ribbon snippets and glued it to the wrapped ribbon with a Glue Dot. I liked this method of placing the bow as the wrapped ribbon remains flat against the card giving it a nice look.
This was a very fun card to make and I am happy to share it today. I think it has the look of Spring!
I am entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Pixies Crafty Workshop - must use snippets
2. Catch the Bug - Flowers galore
Here are a couple of photos of Spring in my new, teensy garden. Many of you may remember that we moved last year and the back garden had never been put in. It was just a mass of dirt and some stray ugly gravel...
We will add some black garden mulch to hide the auto drip watering system. I just want to plant a few more things before I do that final mulching step. I also need to sketch the garden out onto graph paper so that I do not plant anything perennials over the bulbs! For now, I have shoved a chopstick into the ground close to where the bulbs are...close, but not quite on top of them to damage the underground growth!
Here is a view of the patio DH just finished...we are finally able to use the back garden now. The flower bed I showed you is just to the left of the patio. There are even a couple of more really teensy ones too! Our guest parking driveway and our garage, are just to the right of the patio...just beyond the fence.