Beauty from ashes…
Sometimes I wander into my craft room without really knowing what I want to work on and I’ll pick up some remnant from a previous day. You know, those scraps or die cut pieces that you didn’t end up using? Well, that’s where this card originated from. That blue flower was just laying on my table, lost and lonely, until I picked it up and turned it into a thing of beauty. Surrounded by Berry Burst and backed by Night of Navy, this little blue flower just came to life and it’s happy and loved now as an Inlaid Eclectic Flower. Sort of reminds me of all those misfit toys on an island that Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer discovers and then tells Santa about…
Seriously though, didn’t it turn out lovely? I like it and I like you (SMILE).
Take time today to rescue a lonely scrap in your craft room. I hope you do!
Now that’s some BLING!
In my last post I shared about the Eclectic Layers Thinlits and how the diamond dies coordinate with You’re Brilliant stamp set.
My card today features the two diamond dies. First I cut out the solid diamond shape from Silver Glimmer Paper, then I cut the faceted detail die from Silver Foil paper. Once the two are layered, you’ve got a dazzling double diamond. Better put on your sunglasses!
I placed the diamond on a Night of Navy circle and then onto a split background of Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper. Now I’ve got a card ready for the next wedding engagement that comes along.
Stampin’ Up is Brilliant!
When I first opened the Oh So Eclectic bundle of stamps and dies, I started oohing and aahing over the brilliant ingenuity of Stampin’ Up! I just love working for such a wonderful company!! Those little dies have been designed to nest within each other, giving us versatility galore. You can cut just the outline, just the detail, or nest them and get both in one Big Shot pass! To make this subtle but interesting floral background, I simply nested the two flower dies together and cut a bunch of them to cover the card.
An Oh So Eclectic background
When I showed this card at a recent workshop, the ladies all asked how I had embossed the background. Not embossed, just die cut flowers glued down! Pretty cool looking, huh? And the easiest way to glue detailed pieces down is to lay them on a silicone mat and run a dotted tape runner over the back side. Easy as pie!
The stamped images that fill in the outline are made to look uneven, in a watercolor sort of way. Did you notice how the Fresh Fig flower is darker at the edges and center? So are the Flirty Flamingo flowers…that’s exactly how they’re suppose to stamp. So when you order your set and begin to stamp, just know that it’s made to look “splotchy”. If you want to order yours now, simply click on the product picture below which will take you to my Stampin’ Up store.
Happy stamping, everyone!
Flirty Flamingo 3/8″ (1 Cm) Ruched Ribbon