Friday, 11 September 2015

There is always time for friendship

.....one of my very favourite sentiments and just right for this card, made for someone special:
I used:

- 5.5" x 4.25" white card blank, made by opening a slightly larger card out and using the largest Lil-inkers 'Stitched Rectangle' die on the front (it only cuts the stitched outline and not the whole piece of card, so you retain the spine) and then trimming the 'open edges' down to size

- a snippet of white card, die cut using the next size down in the Lil'inkers 'Stitched Rectangle' set

- a Penny Black NBUS die called 'Bashful', used to cut out the flower shaped aperture from the snippet of card I'd just die cut in the above step

- then I die cut another 'Bashful' flower from a white snippet and coloured both of the flowers using Pro markers

- popped one of the coloured flowers into the aperture I'd die cut - to make it easy I backed the die cut aperture with a piece of double sided sticky film before popping the flower in place

- at that point I stamped the sentiment using Memento 'London Fog' ink and a stamp from the Hero Arts set called 'Live life'

- I then snipped the head from the second flower I'd coloured, added little strips of narrow red line DST to the back of the petals and head and carefully stuck it on top of the flower head that was already in place - just offsetting it slightly

- added a tickle of Tim Holtz 'Antique Linen' Stickles to the flower head

- final touch, five sparkly sequins

The die is a real beauty (reminds me of a coneflower) and would also be great used for stencilling - loads of possibilities!

Almost forgot, this is my first entry into Darnell's current NBUS (Never-Been-Used-Schtuff) challenge #5 - loads of prizes to be won, and most of all it encourages you to play with your new goodies that could be feeling a bit neglected.

Di
x

33 comments:

  1. Di, this is gorgeous! I love the sequins and the way you just have the ends of the petals with some color. Wonderful sentiment to go right along with a fabulous card.
    Lynn

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  2. This is so soft and pretty Di and I love the stitched rectangles and the sequins are just perfect. x

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  3. That is a gorgeous card Di, love the die!

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  4. Gorgeous card, Di, so fresh looking. I love the sentiment. xx

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  5. What an elegant card Di and yes that sentiment is lovely. Rest that back.

    B x

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  6. Gorgeous card Di and I have to agree the sentiment is really lovely xx

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  7. What a BEAUTIFUL card. I just LOVE that pretty die and what you've done with it. I agree about that lovely sentiment too. Mwah!

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

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  8. Gorgous card Di and I have to agree with everyone else - beautiful flower die and wonderful sentiment. Problem with Darnell's challenge is I end up seeing so much more schtuff I just have to buy! (that die for a start) xx

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  9. Wow, Di - your card just leapt out at me on Darnell's page! This is just so beautiful and simple and it would be suitable for so many occasions! Great job girl!
    Hugs
    Carol x

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  10. OH Di so agree with you on the sediment as Darnell would say :D

    ...it is a beauty as is your card .. wonderful work, I love that you detail it all.. am off to send you a message ..
    Shaz in Oz.x

    {Shaz in Oz – Calligraphy Cards}

    {Shaz in Oz – Calligraphy Cards}

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  11. Di this card is lovely. I love friendship cards and this one is just perfect. I live a great distance from my bestie now and often send her a friendship card. Barbxx

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  12. Such an elegant beautiful card x

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  13. Love this! Such pretty card. Take care Zo xx

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  14. Love this softly colored flower! Sweet!

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  15. A lovely card with a beautiful flower and sentiment.
    Kath x

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  16. Oh, such a lovely card, so soft and delicate! Your special person will love it surely!! Fab work!

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  17. Gorgeous precious card Di
    like frindship
    hugs Tamara

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  18. This is a beautiful card Di. I am so in love with that daisy die that I had to find it so I could buy it. lol And I did, good ole Amazon to the rescue. Love your beautiful sentiment and the sequins. Just beautiful! Hugs, Brenda

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  19. This is such a pretty card Di. Love that die, think it might have to go on my wish list!

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  20. A beautiful card Di, I love the pretty die and the way you used it. The sequins make a pretty embellishment.
    Jean x

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  21. Happy Birthday Miss. hugs Mrs A.

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  22. This is just lovely. I'd like to wish you a Happy Birthday too

    Kathyk

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  23. Beautiful card. Happy Birthday, Di - enjoy your day xx

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  24. I love all daisy-type flowers. This is so delicate and pretty. Kate x

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  25. One very lovely daisy. Loved the double treatment on the flower and an excellent entry into the NBUS. Well done, Miss. Happy Bday as well. Hugs & TFS

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  26. Just beautiful! Coneflowers are one of my faves. Of course I love flowers! :-)
    April

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  27. So beautiful! I did not know that about the big stitching die only doing the stitches. Makes perfect sense!

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  28. Pretty card! And the sentiment is so true!

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  29. Gorgeous card! Love that sentiment...it is so perfect with this thoughtful and pretty card.

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