Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Anything Goes At The Sisterhood

A fun challenge (an an EASY one, too) is up and running at
and the theme is 'Anything Goes' being hosted  by our lovely 'sistah' Vickie!

I have to admit that this is not at all what I intended to create
but I have been bogged down with working on a new release for Tutti Designs
and time just got away from me
and here it was time for our new challenge and I had nothing even started..gulp!

So, in a pinch I went to my 'scrap' panels I created last winter
to create my card for today!
These panels are perfect to just grab and use, which is exactly what I did!

Everything on this card is OLD!
I used an older Flourish stamp set (Country Road) for the sentiment
and a Hampton Art stamp for the butterfly (Spring Butterfly)
I think this stamp is from the 90's!

Even the inks are older from SU~Groovy Guava and Pacific Point!

I used a Lawn Fawn die to cut the panel and the new
TH Tonic Stamp Platform for the perfect placement of the sentiment.
Because of using that, 
I was able to stamp the sentiment 3 times to make a bolder image.
I have to say this is my favorite new tool and have used it daily since it arrived at my door!
(thanks Sparkle N Sprinkle)!!

To finish I added sequins.
I often wonder if cards with sequins make it through the mail or if they fall off
before they get there?
I used Tombow glue to hold mine on.

Head on over to The Sisterhood and see all the fabulous variety
of creations my 'sistahs' have created and join in with us!!

Entering the following challenges:
Pixie's snippets Playground .... Snippets


Ros Crawford said...

What super way to use those scraps and what a terrific effect! Love your card Diane!

Donna Ellis said...

Diane, your paper scraps inspired you to make a masterpiece! Love the pretty combinations of prints and colors, and the design itself is just amazing! How clever to use 3 colors of sequins, too! Wonderful creation! hugs, de

aussie aNNie said...

Love these panels of 'scrap' turned out amazing.xx [aNNie]

Darlene said...

I LOVE the curvy scrap panel ... looks awesome! I think your last minute design is fabulous! GREAT job! (I too wonder if the sequins make it in tact in the mail ... hmmmm???)

Gwendolyn said...

What a great idea to use your scraps that way and you put them together so well! I could never think of combining them that way. You're so creative!

Judy Woodland said...

I'm pinning!!! What an awesome way to use up scraps......or washi tape for that matter. Quick and easy, and oh, so cute. LOVE this!!!!

Leslie Miller said...

Ha! Pacific Point would be a new ink for me. All my SU inks are pretty old. I think the last one I bought was Blackberry Bliss. Ran out of room! Anyway... I do think this is a pretty card with your "old" stuff. Cool that you made up a bunch of scrap backgrounds. These papers all look so pretty together. I love the butterfly, too. I've wondered about sequins. I always use Aleene's Tacky Glue. I should mail a card to myself and see. Once I received a card with a bunch of sequins on glossy paper... most of them fell off in the envelope. Either the glue or the glossy paper was the culprit, not sure.

Lisa said...

So gorgeous!! I love the mixture of colors and designs!! The wavy border is awesome - need that die now!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

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Debbie Mageed said...

The sign of a talented stamp artist is when they can make a beautiful card even when using odds and ends. You have proven that with this card! It's a wonderful CAS card! Love it!

Donna Phelan said...

Beautiful happy colors! I love how you created your pretty background and that awesome die shape! This is such a fresh, bright and happy card!

NancyK said...

What a great way to "use what you have"!! Love the bright colors on the card and the sentiment is inspiring!

Vickie Y said...

What was once old is new again! I LOVE this card, Diane!

Darnell said...

I love your colorful snippets card, Diane! Sometimes you can't beat "classic" goodies for making wonderful cards!! Hugs, Darnell

Stinkin' Inkers said...

What a beautiful way to use scraps. Love those colors and the stitching. Just gorgeous.

Marsha Reed said...

Wonderful use of those scraps, Diane! Love those colors and patterns.

Di said...

Brilliant card Diane - great use of snippets! And the colours are lovely.

About sequins, I quite often receive cards from friends with sequins on and often one or more has parted company with the card. Ha, I sit here and glue then back on!!

Many years ago I had a guided tour of a post office mail sorting office and they use a lot of machinery. One huge monster was called the 'Camel' as it seemed to have a huge hump in the middle of a yards long piece of machinery. The automated process picked up the envelope and shot it along the contraption between rollers - reading the post code along the way. Those rollers are most probably the culprits - certainly here in the UK.

My solution is to always keep the backs of padded envelopes (or even just use bubble wrap on its own) and pop a square inside the envelope to protect the card front. with the bubble wrap part against the card to cushion it. It does take the card up a notch in postage though - sigh :(

Thank you for coming to play in the Snippets Playground!


Di xx