Monday, 4 September 2017

Inky Birthday Wishes

I have a faux inky card to share. The inky background is a piece of faux inky card from the Walmart Momento 8x8 paper pad.

My background is from the Maja Designs Vintage Summer Collection. I won that paper pad in a prize draw from Maja...lucky me as it is gorgeous paper.

I stamped the Inkadinkadoo Meadows stamp with Momento Tuxedo Black ink and die cut the image with the Sizzix Banner die. I used a snippet of Michael's purple 120 pound card for an off centered mat.

My NBUS item today is the Tutti Designs Happy Birthday Topper die which I cut from another snippet of the purple card. I really like the die, but it was very hard to cut it cleanly. I shimmed with two extra pieces of card and used wax paper as well.  I still fought to get it out of the die.


The purple rayon ribbon is from a huge roll that my local paper craft store had on clearance a few years ago. The bow was made on it's own and I then glued it to a flat strip of the same ribbon that I'd wrapped round the base card. It seemed the easiest way to keep that ribbon from looking tattered. I find the rayon ribbon can look that way so easily if I handle it too much..

This is another card for the finished cards box. I never seem to have enough in there!

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

1. Pixies Crafty Workshop -  must use snippets

24 comments:

LesleyG said...

Fabulous way of using your lovely papers, and you've tied an impressive bow there! Xxx

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

A fantastic card Maureen, I love the great backing paper you won (lucky you)and the stamp and die you've used too.

Sue xx

Donna said...

Very pretty Mo! Love the silhouette stamp. I should use more of those. Beautiful design!

Cara said...

This is absolutely beautiful x

Verna Angerhofer said...

Beautiful card creation! Love the colors.

Di said...

Absolutely gorgeous card Mo! Love the colours and the die is a beauty - although I can see it could be tricky to clean!

Thank you for coming to play in the Snippets Playground!

Hugs

Di xx

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi this is a stunning card it is just so pretty. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Heidi Stamps said...

Very pretty! I love the papers you have and that pretty silhouette stamp! Great birthday card!

Em Louise Fairley said...

Beautiful, Mo! xoxox

Claire said...

Great card, I love the meadow flower image which looks perfect stamped in black x

cotnob said...

Such a pretty card Maureen, a lovely stamp and super colours.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

Jean said...

Lovely card Mo, I really like the stamp you used and the background paper. I often find making a separate bow is best way to achieve a nice neat finish too.
Jean x

Jenny L said...

Hi Maureen,
what a very gorgeous snippets creation.
Love that stamp and the faux inky card is super.
The colours are really pretty, and that stamp is brilliant.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Sandra H said...

Oooh this is so pretty l love all that you have done to create such and adorable card x

Kathleen said...

Gorgeous creation and some really lovely papers with a super image.

Kath x

Carol L said...

Gosh this is pretty Mo! It has tones and shades of purple, so I'm on board all the way :)

Berina RGA said...

Beautiful card!! The bow is so pretty. The happy birthday die cut is gorgeous!

Darnell said...

I love this snippets and NBUS card, Mo! You have created such great interest with the angled panel and pretty papers, the die cut sediment circle, the beautiful silhouette image, and the pretty bow!! Hugs, Darnell

KandA said...

Gorgeous card, lovely colours and stamp xx

Sharon said...

OOOOOOOOOOOoooooo, I love this, I think I have this Stamp from the wonderful Inkylicious range, great colour choices too xx

Pat said...

This is so pretty Mo and adore that pretty silhouette flower which is complemented beautifully by the black mat and sentiment and that gorgeous purple ribbon. x

Greta said...

Beautiful stamp & neat looking die, but bummer it's so difficult to use. Must admit, I don't enjoy fussing with dies, so tend to use the ones that cut the best.

Craftychris said...

Gorgeous card! Well done winning the fab paper pad. Your bow looks fabulous! xxx

Megan J said...

Hi Mo, a very pretty card. Love the silhouette look you created with the stamp and die. Have a wonderful week... Megan GD Snippets Playground