So today I have relaxed a bit after doing the ironing (yuk!), and finished off putting inserts into several sympathy cards - it's one of the least things I enjoy about cardmaking -inserts are a nuisance!! But the cards were ordered so it had to be done!
I then had a play with the dies again - I had several cut off strips of linen card laying about on the desk and used it up by cutting out lots of flower petals, some tags and some flourishes. With the little pile cut out on the desk I thought I'd better do something with at least a few of them - and here is the result - once again this has been inspired by something similar seen elsewhere during a trawl - but overall am happy with the way mine has turned out.
The card measures about 6" square.
I used white linen textured card and the Anja die from Marianne. This is the first time I have used this die and confess that it hasn't embossed as well as I had hoped - so I need a bit more practice to get the 'embossing sandwich' right, but it looks OK.
I made it into a gatefold and put some dark sandy coloured cardstock inside.
The rose was made with the nestie blossom set and it's layered onto a nestie fancy tag with a couple of Marianne flourishes.
All the edges of everything were inked with versacolour Bisque and some Glamour dust put on the rose for blingy!
I received two butterfly punches for my Birthday so made good use of the smaller one, cut two out, coloured them completely with the versacolour and added a couple of tiny pearls to the bodies and glamour dust to the wings.
Inside I put another of the same shaped tag to use as a space for the greeting.
Allsorts - To Die For
Crafty Calendar - Flowers in Bloom
Crafty Cardmakers - Create your own flowers
Whoopsi Daisy - Things With Wings
Craft Your Passion - Things with Wings
Fashionista - Winged things
Squirrel and the Fox - Make it sparkle
2 Sisters - Anything Goes
Hope you're all enjoying your day - and thanks for visiting - !