At Less is More this week we have a very special challenge. Our lovely 'boss', Chrissie, is celebrating her birthday this weekend and will be 70 years young tomorrow!
So our challenge this week is dedicated to her and our theme is...
Snippets for Chrissie!
We want you to use bits and pieces, leftovers on your cards this week. We all have those sitting on our craft desk or popped in a box somewhere so here's a great opportunity to put them to good use.
We also have a fabulous Guest Designer joining us this week, and who better for this challenge than the wonderful Di of Pixie's Crafty Workshop. Over at Pixie's Crafty Workshop Di runs a regular challenge called Pixie's Snippets Playground where the idea is exactly this, to create something by using up any little bits from your stash.
So onto my card...
I matted and layered a white cardstock panel onto some bright pink to create a frame. I also stamped a banner in pink on a snippet of white cardstock and die cut this using it's co-ordinating die. The 'flower' actually started its life as a butterfly die! I saw this die at a craft show last month and loved how intricate it was. I've die cut the butterfly four times from snippets of silver mirri card I've had in my stash for as long as I can remember. The lower wings were then snipped off and arranged before being adhered together to create the flower petals.
This is what the two part die cut looked like before I trimmed it up...
This took quite some time to figure out the best layout but I'm really happy with the final result. Each set of two lower wings were then adhered to the card base to create the flower and the banner was popped up on 3D foam over the top.
- Dies: Britannia Dies - Large Elvendene Butterfly; Clearly Besotted - Mini Basic Banners Die
- Stamps: Clearly Besotted - Mini Banners
- Ink: Versa Color - Raspberry
I'd like to link up at the following challenges:
CAS(E) this Sketch - Challenge #133
A Gem of a Challenge - Challenge #149 - Birthday Wishes
Seize the Birthday - Anything Goes
Pixie's Snippets Playground - Week 186 (I wasn't sure on the timings of Di's challenge but I can just about sneak in the door before this week's linky closes. Phew!)
I hope you'll join us this week to celebrate Chrissie's special day and I hope you have a wonderful day tomorrow, Chrissie xx