Sunday, June 28, 2015

Mosaic Top Note


I enjoy making mosaic panels for my cards when I have lots of small left-over snippets of dsp, so here's one I made and cut with a Top Note die. I randomly snipped tiny pieces of MB dsp and placed them in a pile. I took a piece of scrap A2 cardstock (those stamping mishaps are good for this), and ran it through the Xyron to lay adhesive on the entire piece, then randomly placed the snippets on the sticky side, leaving spaces between them which I sprinkled with white ep and heat embossed afterward. After it was embossed, I cut it with the Top Note die. This looks great with dark cardstock and gold or sliver ep as well. It takes time but I find it extremely relaxing, so every now and then I make one to use my snippets. The butterfly is from MB using the vivienne and darla dies, and the sentiment is SU! I embossed the background dsp with a SU! square lattice ef and I'm pleased with the way this feminine card turned out.

I'm sharing this one over at the Snippets Playground #183

Thanks to Bonnie for her comment letting me know about the new Memory Box Challenge #1 which is "butterflies" where I'll be linking this too.

Thanks for stopping by and I wish you a great Sunday!

Carol

17 comments:

scrAPpamondo said...

This is a great way to use snippets!! Such a clever idea! Love the embossing to fill the zones in the middle of the bits! Very sweet card with this embossing background and the butterfly pop out very well off the pieces! Fabulous work!

Bonnie said...

I love this "pieced quilt" and the pretty butterfly. Check out the Memory Box challenge. This would be perfect!

cotnob said...

Such a pretty card Carol, a lovely mosaic background and pretty pinks.
Pauline
x

Di said...

Pleased with it? You ought to be kicking your height with delight Carol - what a wonderful way to use up snippets for the mosaic work! Love this card.

Hugs

Di xx

jimlynn said...

I'm thinking I NEED that butterfly die! Gorgeous!!! Love the way you used the Top Note again and that wonderful piecing. Very, very pretty.
Lynn

Jean said...

Fabulous snippet card, I love the pretty pinks.
Jean x

Stampsnob. said...

Perfect background for the beautiful butterfly......Lis

MaryH said...

What a super smart use of those tiny snippety bits. And the mosaic die is perfect to show off this technique. So very pretty,. and I love the background...Pretty paper and nice embossing too. Super snippet make Miss C. TFS & Hugs

Sarah Mabery said...

What a cool idea for using your snippets of dp. I can see how it would be time consuming but could be relaxing as well. I really like that butterfly die. Lovely card.

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful card CArol and fab way to use your snippets up...turned out gorgeous... {aNNie My Personal Blog}

SARN said...

Absolutely brilliant idea - it makes such a lovely background and uses up your snippets too. Win win situation.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

This is lovely, Carol. I will have to check out that new challenge. Thanks for the heads up! I remember the darker mosaics you made before and I like it both ways.

Jessi Fogan said...

This technique is so full of texture! One of these days I will remember to try it :)

Cathy said...

Gorgeous snippets card Carol, such a clever idea, Cathy x

Brenda said...

OMGosh Carol, you are just too clever! I love, love, love this technique you have invented! This one is going in Pinterest so I can remember to do this. I love how your card turned out and I love all the paper scraps you have used. Hugs, Brenda

nwilliams6 said...

Great Mosaic look card - super colors and the butterfly is gorgeous. hugz

Princess Judy Palmer said...

What a great mosiac! Pretty colors and so delicate.