Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Shopping Our Stash ~~ All things Leafy.

 It's finally spring in SWO, April showers and new growth budding all over. Crocuses have bloomed, the wild violets in the lawn are flowering and at Shopping Our Stash the challenge for the next fortnight is Plant Life ~~ all thing Leafy. I found a really great leafy piece of patterned paper in my stash,  it was a bundle stamps, dies and a paper pack from the SAB 2009, I've pretty much gone through the leafy/floral sheets and have used the dies but never inked the stamp set, just looking at the stamps it's a shame I haven't inked them. I thought I could add to my birthday card stash with making a slim-line eclipse card. 

I often wonder why I bought the bundle as none of the colours in the papers are my go to colours, but I do like going out of my comfort zone occasionally and this was one of those times.  I used my 2 inch Alpha dies to cut HAPPY, I find these cards are easier to make than they look, With the patterned paper you don't need a lot of embellishments. Leaves and flowers from the same set and some enamel dots from Dollar Tree.

A side view of the happy, I did cut a birthday sentiment to put on the lower right. The flower and leaf is on the lower left  corner.

Finished the inside with a layer of patterned paper that was a failed die cutting but it's still use-able and I have the alphas to use on something else. I had cut three sets of flowers and leaves but of couse the fro
nt was too busy to add more than one so they are added to the inside, Love this sentiment package I have really fits the Slim-line cards.

I am going to add tis to:

Seize the Birthday ~~ Anything Goes

Happy Little Stampers ~~ April Anything Goes with Die

Cardz 4 Galz ~~ #144 Slimline card

Thanks for stopping by today and don't forget to head over to the MAIN BLOG and check out the design teams leafy creations


Maria Rodriguez. said...

Hello Barbara: I just love, love your card, this design is one I've always wanted to try but I don't have big alphabet letters dies, I have a set of small ones but I don't think they would work, the little letters will get lost on the DSP.
I have the dies for the bundle you mentioned, I didn't get the stamps or the paper, I love the dies, they are one of my favorites.
Awesome card, teammie.
Stay healthy and safe.

Chris Dring said...

Ooh, this is so pretty, Barbara! I love that paper you used, and the eclipse technique goes so well with it!

lauren bergold said...

oh wow, missus this is unbe-LEAF-able!!! (sorry i couldn't resist lol!) i love that paper and as always you make me ashamed that i seldom adorn the INSIDE of my cards bc looooooook how cool that is!!! ♥♥♥

Nancy said...

Barbara, You have really inspired me with this card. I need to remember that I have beautiful DSP that I just had to have that would make a card as wonderful as this one. I do not always have to focus on stamping or coloring each and every time! This is truly fabulous! Thanks for the quick reminder and for joining us at Seize the Birthday!

Lindsey said...

Love this card! The paper is gorgeous, and the eclipse technique is a perfect way to show it off. Love the little additions of the flower, leafy branch and secondary sentiment. The inside is beautiful, too! Thanks for linking this up at Seize the Birthday!

Donna said...

I am still fascinated and mystified at how you do those letters like that!
I love them!
And that paper worked out perfectly for this challenge :)

Tracy said...

I just love this card so much...its so pretty ❤️

Debbie Mageed said...

Wonderful eclipse card! I haven't seen one in a while and you have inspired me to do one soon. Thank you for playing with us at the Happy Little Stampers Die Challenge and hope you will join us again soon.
Visit my fun folds challenge – Creative Creases

Mimi said...

This is awesome... I have never had success making a card like this-- mine never stand out well enough! So, great colors, and also the inside is impressive! I always admire your attention to details on the inside! Thanks for the inspiration!

JulieP said...

Beautifully done Barbara!!! Loving the inside of your card as well. Thanks so much for playing with the HLS die cut challenge! -- Jules xxx

Cazro said...

A gorgeous eclipse card, wonderful colouring and display of flowers and leaves. Thanks for joining in the fun at Cardz 4 Galz. Caz. DT

Lynda said...

It's a lovely slimline eclipse card - love the colours. Thank you for joining us at Cardz 4 Galz xx Lynda/Loopyloo DT