Sunday, 5 August 2018

Hello, How Are You?

I know I already had a post today but I couldn't resist making this card after seeing the card on Muse Card Challenge. The ideas just fell into place and I had to move on it today as I'm off to Canberra to see mum and dad tomorrow and I didnt think I would get back in time. Also for the first time I had the time and the idea just came, not last minute as usual.

I love how this turned out, no stamping but some watercolouring, die cutting and embossing a card. Yes I know I never use my stash of embossing folders as I never seem to think of them but seeing this card from Muse Card Challenge and receiving my prize from HLS Challenge which is that fabulous flower die got me going.

What wonderful card Tristan has made for the challenge, I love her embossed card front, the hollow white frame and the blue flower sitting on it.

This die cut is from watercoloured cardstock. I mixed some blues and pinks and mauves from my Distress Inks, then sprayed liberally with Shimmer spray. I did find I needed to put this design twice through the big Shot together a clean cut.

I used a stripped embossing folder to emboss the front of the card. I die cut the frame from Paper Smooches in white card stock and in blue funfoam. Glued them in place added the flowers so some are under the frame and some over, glued them in place and finished the card off with my silver mirror card 'hello'.

I love how it looks and it was so easy to put together.


Went with the twist

Thank you so much for coming to visit and I hope you come again soon.


Lyn Bernatovich said...

Love the floral die tucked into the window!

Tinstar said...

Wow Aileen, love your interpretation. That floral die is beautiful and love the colours you used.

Jen W. said...

That die is gorgeous especially with the yummy swirl of blues and purples!

Trina P. said...

Beautiful colours. Love the sparkle! Great card! x

Barb Ghig said...

Beautiful take on Tristan's card, Aileen! Your embossed background is perfect with your frame and blooms! Lovely watercoloring, too!

Ruth said...

I'm so bad at using my embossing folders too, but this one was in the right place at the right time. It's a great CASE and you even managed to get it in with time in hand ;). Have a great trip to Canberra. xx

Annette said...

I love that die - it's very effective and elegant.
Thanks for your lovely comments on my colouring recently. Thanks Aileen. xx

Jane said...

Such a pretty die cut and I love it’s colours. Thanks for playing at the HLS CAS Challenge.

Viv said...

Love how you have used this pretty flower die Aileen, super card too of course ;) hugs Viv xx

Kylie said...

The perfect use for the flower die! I love how you have framed it. Thanks so much for playing along at Happy Little Stampers xx