I've managed to make a card in between working and enjoying the beautiful spring weather.
I had a bit of a plan when I started and then it evolved:
I started with a piece of apricot card but it was just too bright! So I settled for this cream card which is lightly embossed with a flower pattern. I've had it forever so I'm using up my stash. Hooray.
I started by cutting a piece of white card and stamping the foxgloves. Lying on my desk was a die cut ivy leaf so that seemed a good idea for the front. I cut three stems out of a piece of card which was inked in green so it is a bit mottled. It gives a good look to the leaves and with a bit of work could be very good.Then I used a die supposed to make the centre of a flower as I thought it looked a little like ivy flowers. I added black Stickles in the centre so it now looks nothing like an ivy flower.
I glued the foxgloves to the back through the window then stamped a sentiment underneath. I didn't like it at all so I cut another piece of thick paper, cut another window and put it over the whole of the back. Then I continued the foxgloves on each side.
I'm not sure if the front and back really bear any relation to each other but there it is. I fiddled about with various ideas but in the end I left everything else off.
The stamps are Hobby Art.
Dies are Leane Createif. I bought the ivy as I was with a friend who doesn't have a die cutting machine and doesn't even make cards. She loves ivy though. I said I'd buy it and cut some out for her, which I did. It's the best excuse for buying crafty stuff that I've come up with yet and it is a lovely die.
I'm entering this into the current Butterfly Challenge which is A for Aperture and/or Apricot. You need to look hard for the butterflies but they are there!
And as I've used snippets I'll run over to Pixie's Snippets Playground for a play in the sun. I am happy to report that my snippets pile is SMALLER than it used to be.