Thursday, August 30, 2018

Bits and Pieces

Hi everyone.  Sharing a card I made with bits and pieces from my leftovers ... along with a sweet little die-cut flower that I got from my dear friend, Joanna ... a long, long time ago. :)  Isn't it sweet??!!  And it fits perfectly in the little scalloped square.  I watercoloured the flower and for the background, used some leftovers from our rubber band technique we did a few months ago.  Just done with rubber bands around a brayer and inked with versamark and then heat embossed in silver.  I stamped and silver heat embossed the sentiment to match.

Here's a close-up ...
 ... and I "winked" the flower and leaves with Clear Stella, which didn't show up on the photos above.  Here's a super close-up so you can see just a little of the sparkle.
Thanks for stopping by!






Stamps:  Many Everyday Sentiments (Hero Arts)
Paper:  Watercolour for flower die-cut (gift); White (Neenah 110 lb. card stock)
Ink:  Distress Inks:  Abandoned Coral, Shabby Shutters (Tim Holta); Versamark
Accessories & Tools:  Scalloped square frame - "do not open ..." die (Penny Black), Silver embossing powder, heat tool

32 comments:

Betty Keefe said...

that little silver leftover background is so pretty for your cute little sparkly flower, Loll!!

Marcia HIll said...

Awwwwwww...what a sweet little card Loll!! Love your pretty pink winked flower and it looks fabulous against the rubber band background and that cute little PB frame (just ordered that yesterday after seeing Jill's tags video!). This card will definitely bring a smile to whomever receives it!! :0)

Marianne said...

Such a sweet little card, Loll
Marianne x

Liz said...

Beautiful CAS card, Loll. The heat embossed background is really lovely behind the sweet little flower. xx

Anonymous said...

Dear Loll, Each day when your newsletter arrives on my computer I learn something. Thank you for sharing. Of course I checked your friend Joanna's blog--you 2 ladies have showed me--I have so much to learn. Also thank you for allowing me to comment as anonymous. Hugs and smiles, Reva

Bonnie said...

What a beautiful flower! Love that shade of pink and the shimmer! The silver rubber band background completes the simple elegance of this!

Brenda said...

What a cute card Loll! I love that sweet little flower!!! Also that cute little scallop frame as well. I think your rubber band technique is very cool looking with this flower. Love the shimmer and shine on it too. Hugs, Brenda

nancy littrell said...

Aaahhh...so sweet, Loll. love your scalloped edge frame and pretty little die cut flower. TFS my friend. Hugs.

Darnell said...

What a darling BAP card, Lolly! Love that sweet flower and how cool that you used silver embossing for the RB technique! It's very impactful, especially with the silver embossed sediment! Hugs, Dolly

Nancy Stislow said...

That flower is just the cutest thing and your coloring made it that much better. I'd forgotten about the rubber band technique so thanks for the reminder to try that. This is just a pretty, CAS card.

Mac Mable said...

Super cute card, love the rubber band technique background and the flower die looks fabulous on your really pretty card X

Barb Ghig said...

You did an amazing job with your leftovers, Loll! I love that you chose Abandoned Coral for the flower petals and your rubber band background is so pretty in silver! Such a sweet card!

Papercraft Boutique said...

This is so sweet, Loll! The silver rubber band background and the little scalloped square frame are perfect for showing off your pretty flower! The way you colored the flower makes it look so lovely! I can see the beautiful sparkle in the close-up. Hideko xx

Christine Alexander said...

gorgeous Loll, what a great mix of colours and tehcniques. I love finding things in my UFO box, doesn't matter how small. Beautiful flower :)

aussie aNNie said...

STUNNING, that flower is delightful and your embossed silver in gorgeous. I still NEED to try the rubber band technique.x

Kath said...

A lovely card, such a pretty flower and background.
Kath x

Maxine D said...

Beautiful is an understatement for this exquisite card Loll - its absolutely perfect
Blessings
Maxine

Daffodil Cards said...

So Beautiful, love the sparkle.
Faith
x

Linda said...

How cute is this ..... and created with leftovers too! The little flower is adorable and I love the background ..... must give this a go. Thank you for the inspiration my friend xx

Jeanne said...

Beautiful card, Loll!

Anita in France said...

Fresh, delicate and deliciously sweet, Loll! Hugs, Anita :)

Susan said...

Great use of leftovers to make a lovely card! Isn't it great when they come together like that?

Brenda in IN said...

Oh how pretty. I love the rubber bands with silver embossing powder. Your flower die just sparkles.

Bunny said...

Love this pretty card. [Bunny]

Colleen said...

Loll, I am just amazed at how you can turn a CAS card into something so striking and beautiful. I adore that sweet little flower and the awesome background! And Loll, I did receive your card...another jaw-dropper. SO BEAUTIFUL! That die is gorgeous and the shiny Nuvo (?) inside takes it over the top! Thank you for thinking of me...I am healing not fast enough to my liking, but I think I am on track, it is just a process! Have a wonderful weekend! Heart Hugs, Col

BożenA said...

A great design. I love the very interesting background delineated by the frame. The flower is unique, I can imagine what the splendor is. He fits in perfectly with the frame. A wonderful, amazing CAS card.
BożenA xoxo

Aileen said...

What a wonderful little card and just perfect with the one flower. Should try this type of design as it looks amazing. rubber bands around a brayer, so clever.

Jo Manna said...

Just got back to comment this freshly framed flower. So smart to double frame, it gives elegance and dimension to this perfectly coloured daisy. The silver embossed rubber band background along with the sentiment add to this delicate card. xxx

Trina P. said...

What a darling snippets card, Loll. Love the shimmer! xx

Susanne Vargas said...

That leftover rubber band background is perfect for you sweet little flower! And the pretty scalloped frame finishes the card off nicely!

Ina G said...

Simply gorgeous Loll. Love the shimmer. So glad you showed us a close up.

Bobby said...

Such a sweet card, Loll.