Tuesday 8 November 2016

Happy Birthday Di

Well we've whizzed through October so now it's time for a brand new challenge over at HLS.
As always our die cut challenge is


Here is my inspiration for you.

I made this card for my bestie's birthday at the weekend. I know she loves poppies so I used my MB 'Prim Poppy' die to create this bunch. I cut them from white card then used Copics to colour and then tied them in a posy with some jute twine. I was going to put a coloured panel behind them but I decided that I liked the contrast with the red and white so used a frame (Avery Elle) with a die cut lattice center ( Carfters Companion), which I popped up on pads. The sentiment is from Altenew's 'Beautiful Day' set on a MFT die cut banner but I added 'TO' in fine black liner as I didn't like the sentiment as it was, the grammar of it annoyed the teacher in me!
That's about it from me then. For more die cut inspiration please check out the rest of the team.

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  1. So striking - I love it!
    Fabulous make for the Happy Little Stampers!
    Calling All Crafters! – My personal Blog!

  2. gorgeous - love the contrast of the red against the white
    Barb Housner

  3. So pretty! I love the bright red poppies!

  4. such a beautiful birthday card, love the dies used, its so elegant.

  5. So elegant! I'm glad you chose white background instead of colored one! The pop of red on white looks gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Seize the Birthday!

  6. Julie, I love everything on your card. Lovely and beautiful card.

  7. Oh Julie I just LOVE this design! Awesome creation! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘Thankful for Nature’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit.

  8. This is so striking Julie and I bet your friend was thrilled to bits with it. I am ashamed to say that I have that CC die in my NBUS pile, you have inspired me and if I manage a minute or two I might even get it out of it's packet!! That message would have made no sense without "To", so I am with you there!! xx

  9. Hi Julie this is a stunning card I love the design and the dies are beautiful. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  10. This is gorgeous! The lattice background with the frame looks beautiful and love the pop of red! Fantastic design!
    Thanks so much for joining us in the challenge at Seize the Birthday!
    Sherrie K
    Surprise Guest Designer

  11. Simple but effective. Sure Di loved it.

  12. Stunning card, Julie. Love it how you made the bunch of poppies. Gorgeous background too. Thank you for joining us at CAS on Sunday. Luv, Wilma

  13. Beautiful card! I love the white on white and the pop of the poppies! I'm sure your bestie loved it!

  14. So pretty. Love the die cut and the red poppies against the white.


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