Wednesday, 17 August 2016

A daisy wish...

...for a happy birthday.

I made this card with a friend in mind, not saying who though just in case. I used memory box gerbera die , which I'm not too good at cutting so used the one I got wrong to make a  water coloured panel, sort of like a stencil but not, just splodging paint around the outline die then moving to the next bit of paper. I quite like the effect and not only is it easy to do but quite satisfying too.

I cut an aperture in my base card freehand with a scalpel and ruler and layered the water
coloured panel behind it. I used a good die cut flower and semi overlaid it on the panel and the base card. I love white on white cards and a splash of colour just makes a change sometimes.

I wanted to neaten the edges of my aperture but wasn't sure how, I tried peel offs and that just didn't look right as it felt too solid and with the watercolours I felt the card had a certain softness. I decided to go with ribbon and added 2 strips and a hand tied bow all topped off with a lily of the valley birthday sentiment.





I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:-


Just us girls  - watercolour

QKR- monochromatic

Seize the birthday -anything birthday


AAA - blending CAS

the paper shelter - birthday


9 comments:

Bonnie said...

I recently made a card with this die. I love what you did with it! So inspired to use it again!

Sherri said...

Beautiful card! Love the technique you used and the color you chose! Thanks so much for joining our weekly challenge at QKR Stampede!

wannabcre8tive said...

So beautifully done. I love technique you used. Thank you, for playing the QKR challenge this week.

Dorothy S said...

What lovely results for that technique. Thank you for joining the QKR Stampede challenge this week. We hope to see you for the fun new challenge beginning Friday. Dorothy S, DT member

Jane said...

Love the background panel echoing the main image and how this overlaps it. Fabulous! Thanks for playing at AAA Cards.

shirley-bee said...

Pretty card - love the watercolour panel! Thanks for playing along at Seize The Birthday :)

Marie said...

Lovely looking card, fabby classic look to your card. Thanks for joining us over at The paper Shelter this week.
Love n hugs
marie

Patti said...

This is so elegant! all your efforts surely paid off!!

Thank you so much for joining us at Seize The Birthday!

Patti

Justine Hovey said...

Pretty card and a fun technique! Thanks for playing along at the AAA Card Challenge! Hugs! Justine