Saturday, February 15, 2020

Thinking of You


While sorting through my stash, I found a lot of strips of plaid papers from a Lawn Fawn plaid paper pad just screaming to be used. I used them to make a herringbone panel on an A2 piece of white, then embossed it with a plaid embossing folder. I decided to cut out the center portion and make a frame, so I used 2 Lil Inker stitched rectangle dies to create the frame, saving the center for a future project. I pulled out my MB Prim Poppy die, and cut it twice from some green dsp in the pack, then cut the flowers from more snippets of the matching dsp and adhered them to the flower portions of the stems. I used a piece of SSS embossed card stock for the base, and added a SU! sentiment, heat-embossed with white on a die-cut label from MFT. The butterfly was cut with a GinaMarieDesigns die from a snippet of yupo watercolored paper, and the final touch was adding 3 tiny gemstones in blue, lavender and green. I was very happy with the way this turned out and what a great way to use those beautiful strips of pretty paper that I just can't bear to toss!

I'm entering this into the following challenges:

 Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge - use two or more patterned papers




Thanks for stopping by and make it a great start to the weekend!

Carol

24 comments:

*Vicki* said...

Your plaid papers look fabulous with your magical works with it here Carol! Love that background and how you've incorporated the flowers into the design as well! So pretty and looks like Spring coming! :)

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

This is another one of your scrap cards that make me say WOW! Really great work!

Brenda in IN said...

I love the frame you made from that pretty plaid paper. The plaid flowers are so cute and I like the texture on the white paper. Such a great card, Carol.

Mrs A. said...

Wow what a brilliant idea. I have several pieces of card made up from strips waiting to be used but never thought to die cut into frames. Thanks for the idea. Your card looks lovely and I especially like the poppies done in the same plaid paper. Hugs Mrs A.

Claire said...

When I came here to visit, your card really popped at me... I seem to be expecting red atm and to see lots of pretty Spring pastels was so nice. I do like it when you do your patterns with scraps of paper and then you embossed it - genius, I think its super pretty and a reminder better weather should soon be with us (she says as 70mph winds are rattling down my chimney lol) x

Maria said...

Love the wonderful frame against the white, so pretty! Lovely flowers, too! Your card looks like spring. And, I say...please hurry spring!:)

crafty-stamper said...

Fabulous card Carol love the plaid paper frame and flowers-a great idea
Carol x

Ina G said...

Wow Carol this is gorgeous and so creative. Love all the plaid. Nice paper piecing.

Jeanne H said...

Oh, I really like your card...am partial to plaids. I'll have to CASE this card. Thanks!

Pam Tiedtke, or Pammie Lou said...

Lovely, yet simple! Looks very elegant! Thanks for joining in with us at PIP Challenges!
Hugs

aussie aNNie said...

Just stunning, love the gorgeous die too it makes a magnificent card. Gorgeous colours in those papers..x

aussie aNNie said...

Back again to compliment you on your amazing project.
Beautiful creation and great colours. Thanks for entering into our challenge, Good luck in the final draw…
[aNNie Design Team Member for Addicted to Stamps and More Challenges]

Verna Angerhofer said...

Beautiful flowers and wonderful dies. Gorgeous card.

cotnob said...

A pretty card Carol, lovely delicate poppies and super frame.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

Daffodil Cards said...

SO pretty Carol, I love the flowers framed like that, beautiful papers.
Faith x

scrAPpamondo said...

Oh my, your "double" recycling is brilliant!! LOVE the way you used the stripes for your herringbone panel and then cut it to have two pieces to use! :D The frame you used here looks so beautiful with the matching flowers you cut from other plaid scraps, and LOVE also the die you used for the poppies! And the embossed white panel is the perfection to make them stand out!! Thanks for all the inspirations here, teacher!! :D
Hugs, have a lovely Sunday!

Brenda said...

This card is stunning Carol! I love how you have used your plaid snippets.The embossing on top of the plaid looks so great and really "seals" in that herringbone pattern. I also love that you took out the center of the panel and save that for another card! Your scene inside is just beautiful, the flowers in plaid look amazing, such a great idea!! The butterfly goes perfect in this scene as well as that wood grain background. You need to go link to the Snippet's Playground too! Hugs, Brenda

jimlynn said...

WOW! I'm in love with all the plaid of course - but your card is just beautiful! Love the design and that wood grain background paper. I always forget I have some of that paper! SO pretty.
Lynn

Janice M said...

So pretty! I LOVE Lawn Fawn's plaid paper and you show cased it well! I really need to learn to make those herringbone backgrounds. Also like the way you did the sentiment in white on black.

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

One of my very favorite paper pads! That Memory Box die is a classic, also. You have used some real treasures.

Wendy said...

This card is just so pretty, Carol! I always love to see how you incorporate all your snippets of paper left from other projects! This one has such gorgeous colors and the design is wonderful! Perfect for spring, too! Well done!!! :)

Inkyfingers said...

I love how you used the plaid on this lovely card and the textured background is perfect for the lovely poppies.
Thanks for sharing with us at ATSM!

Leslie said...

This is FABulous! Thanks so much for sharing with us in the Happy Little Stampers February Anything Goes With Dies challenge! We hope you visit us often!
Hugs,
Leslie, HLS Dies Team
Love To Scrap 2

Eileen said...

Beautiful card, I love the color palette! Thank you for joining us at HLS AG with Dies!