Monday 17 June 2024

Purple and Green

I made this card for a friend's birthday.

When I've used this Sizzix 'Botanical Mask' die on previous cards, I've layered it on a coloured mat, so that just one colour would show through, making it very quick card to make.  This time I decided to put tiny green snippets of green card behind all the leaves and stems, which I thought would be quick and easy.  How wrong was I! It was really fiddly to do, making sure that the green wouldn't go over the spaces where I wanted the purple to show through.  After attaching all the green snippets, I layered the white card on a purple mat and then into a green mat before attaching to the card blank.  The sentiment is a stamp from the Stampin' Up 'Best Year' set, stamped with Versafine Clair. The green mat was also a snippet, so I'll be sharing my card over in the Snippets Playground.  

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  1. It may have been fiddly to do Liz but well worth it, the result is stunning.

  2. This is a wonderful CAS style card Liz loving the image and colours
    lolo x

  3. Well worth inlaying the stems and leaves Liz,a gorgeous colour combo and card

  4. This card is very pretty and worth the extra work. I wonder what an ink blended panel would look like behind the die cut cover panel. Thanks for sharing your lovely project with us at The Beautiful Blossoms Challenge. We enjoy seeing everyone's creativity!
    Donna xx
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    1. An ink blended panel sound a great idea, thanks for the suggestion. xx

  5. This is very pretty Liz and a great idea to fill in the areas with the green and then add the purple mat as the backing for the flowers, but can image it would not have been quick to do but it looks very effective and love the added green to make a double matted layer..great coordination and a beautiful card. x

  6. I can imagine how fiddly this must have been but well worth the effort to make this lovely card.

  7. Great work with the coloured snippets Liz, how effective to colour the diecut areas!

  8. This may have taken lots of extra time to put together, but it turned out to be quite a lovely card. Purple and green is my favorite color combo so this card works beautifully for me, nice job!

  9. Great card Liz with beautiful bright colours!
    Lia xx

  10. I think it was well worth the 'fiddley' part as it is beautiful!
    Thank you for joining our challenge at Triple B!
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  11. Even though it tried your patience, the card is lovely and worth the effort.

    Thanks for coming to play in the Snippets Playground. See you on the swings later. Xxx

  12. This is gorgeous. The colours really pop out of the white die cut!

  13. That was worth every second Liz, it looks incredible. Such eyecatching colours xx

  14. Very "putzy" I'm sure, but well worth it. A beautiful card!!

  15. Oh Liz - I feel your pain making this. But it's truly fabulous and so worth all the time it must have taken you to make!My Sunday Snippets card almost drove me back for a further eye operation - why do we do these things? I know, totally optimistic as well as a bit bonkers. I can live with that!

    Di xx

  16. Fantastic idea Liz and superbly executed … the end result looks wonderful xx

  17. Your Sizzix 'Botanical Mask' card turned out beautifully! The intricate details with the green snippets behind the leaves add such depth and texture to the design. It's clear your attention to detail paid off, despite the unexpected challenge. The color combination of purple, green, and white is striking, and the sentiment from the Stampin' Up 'Best Year' set complements it perfectly. Great job navigating the fiddly process—you've created a stunning card!

  18. Great use of snippets and it looks absolutely beautiful in this crisp clean layout. I can imagine how difficult it was to do though.

  19. Tedious but a stunning effect!
    We always love to see your flowers at Beautiful Blossoms Challenge!
    Thank you for sharing with us!
    xoxo, Aimeslee DT

  20. I can see why this took some extra time, but it was worth it! I'm so glad you shared it at the Beautiful Blossoms Challenge Blog


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