Friday, 7 October 2016

Turquoise and Lilac

A 70th birthday card today, which took longer to try and photograph without lots of shadows, than it took to make!
 I cut a white mat using Creative Expression 'Double Pierced Rectangle' die and attached it to the card blank.  I made two MB 'Tilda Swirl' die cuts from snippets of turquoise and lilac pearlised card and layered one over the other.  I then attached them to the card by the solid part in the middle, making it more 3D. The centre flower is one of the dies in the Creative Expressions 'String Flowers' set.  I added a deep lilac pearl in the centre.

I am joining in the following challenges:
Less is More Colour Challenge - Week #296 ~ Turquoise and Lilac
Pixie's Snippets Playground - Week 249 ~ Use snippets
4 Crafty Chicks Challenge #319 ~ Die cuts
Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge #214 - Clean and Simple
Bizzy Bec's October Challenge ~ Anything Goes

31 comments:

  1. This is beautiful, it reminds me of the Spirograph patterns I used to love making as a child.
    Many, many thanks for the lovely dies I won in your candy giveaway. I'm planning to give them their first airing over the weekend for Mrs A's challenge - if I ever get this magic window card finished! The first set of instructions I tried didn't work, so I've been watching You Tube videos and I think I've just about cracked the mechanism now.
    Jane

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    1. The die I used reminded me of the Spirograph too, Jane. I used to love using mine as a child - in fact I wish I still had it!

      Looking forward to seeing what you make with the dies you won in my Blog Candy giveaway. I'm hoping to join in Mrs A's Butterfly Challenge this time - the last fortnight went far too quickly and I hadn't realised that I'd made the closing date! xx

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  2. And it also reminded me of Spirograph! I suspect we're all of a similar era, with me a bit ahead of you two gals! Lovely card Liz, your cards are always so fresh looking as well.

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  3. Lovely card Liz, pretty colour too...and yes I agree it does look like the Spirograph used to love doing this with the children..

    Anne

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  4. Fabulous CAs, love the 3D effect made by the two diecuts! The pearlescent cardstock looks great!

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  5. A beautiful card and the first thing I saw was a Spirograph pattern too!
    Kath x

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  6. I used to have a Spirograph as a child as well! Great card too x

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  7. What a beautiful die this is and the colours are so pretty Liz. A lovely card. Barbxx

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  8. This is so very effective, love the dies and the colours.

    Kath x

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  9. Wonderful card Liz, love the die and colours.
    Pam x

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  10. Pretty card Liz, reminds me of Spirograph!
    Janice x

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  11. This is so elegant and beautiful Liz and the central shape is really pretty and definitely has the look of the spirograph shapes, and the loopy flower is just perfect in the middle. Gorgeous colours too and a great 70th birthday card. x

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  12. So fabulous! It reminds me too of a spirograph - I loved mine - and it suits the challenge colours so well. The effect is really striking and very pretty. Thanks for sharing with us at Less is More :)

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  13. I love the gorgeous colours you've used on this beautiful card Liz. You done well to get a photo without shadows.

    Sue xx

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  14. This is delicate and oh so lovely with those pretty string flowers and colors! I just love this one!

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  15. A beautiful CAS card Liz, I love the flower die and the pretty colours.
    Jean x

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  16. Gorgeous placement of those lilac and turquoise die cuts Liz. They are so delicate and make such a pretty card. I know EXACTLY what you mean about photographing cards...I agree that sometimes it really does take longer than making the cards. Thanks for persevering and for popping this one in to our challenge at Less is More. xx

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  17. WOW this is a stunning style of card Liz...love its simplicity
    Cheers
    Dr Sonia

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  18. This lacy die looks gorgeous, Liz and works perfectly with the turquoise and lilac colour combo! You did a good job with the photo (I can never get rid of the shadows!). Great to see you at Less is More!

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  19. I love it! It looked like quilling when I first looked at it. Great colors too!

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  20. I just love that MB die, and making it look more dimensional is a great idea. SO pretty!

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  21. Fantastic snippets card. It reminded me of Spirograph too! X

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  22. This is beautiful, Liz! I love this design and the colors!

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  23. Hi Liz,
    what a ery gorgeous card.
    I love that super die used, and the colours are really pretty together.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

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  24. Oh I can relate to your photography issues! But your card looks delicately stunning.

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  25. Love these colors together, they blend so well. With that die and those colors you made a beautiful card.

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  26. Oh wow--you make me want that MB die! This is gorgeous, Liz!

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  27. All that trouble with the photographing sure was worth it!! I've been there myself with many cards and its so frustrating. You definitely captured the image beautifully and its a stunning die-cut design. Fabulous CAS card, so glad you shared it with us at ATSM this week!

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  28. What a gorgeous card! Thank you so much for joining us at 4 Crafty Chicks for our "DIE CUTS" challenge! Hope you will join us again soon! xoxoxo

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  29. What a lovely project, Liz! SO delicate. Thanks for joining us at ATSM.
    x Asha

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