Wednesday, 5 August 2015

Metallic snippets

I saw the current challenge at House of Cards was "Metallics" and I remembered I had a piece of purple mirri card that I had embossed with a peacock feather folder and only partly used. There wasn't much left - what to do with it?

I just got this Anne die from Tattered lace - it's been out of stock for ages but I managed to get one pre loved. I wondered what it would look like cut from a snippet of silver matt card I had. There are so many elements to this die and as I was deciding how to put it on a card, I thought - put it back into the piece I cut it from! So I did that, cutting the waste with a circle die.

No room for a sentiment though - so I cut "birthday" using a Clearly Besotted die from the smallest piece of waste I still had left and mounted it across the middle. I know it blends in the middle, but I liked the effect. I had some pieces left from another failed die cut so I cut those away and used them for the corners.

As this used snippets I'm off to the snippets playground to share there too.

14 comments:

Jane Willis said...

Wow, wow, WOW. Absolutely stunning!
Jane

SARN said...

That's a stunner Lynne xxx

Toni said...

Truly gorgeous--I love the silver with the purple! Thanks for joining us at HOC!

Toni
HOC DT

Dotty Jo x said...

Love it! Jo x

Mynn Kitchen said...

WOW--this is absolutely STUNNING!!! Purple is my fave, so I automatically was drawn to this, but the use of dies and specialty papers is just amazing! Thank you for joining us at House of Cards! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

Faith A said...

Gosh what an impact this makes, a fabulous card.

Eve Maynard said...

Hi Linby
thank you so much for entering the playground with your stunning card.
You have put all of your snippets to perfect use and I love the colours.
Eve xx

linda said...

oh, wow, lynn, this is GORGEOUS!! where to start; i love the textured purple mirri behind the beautiful die and i love the silver card - looks like linen texture. i can see why you wanted the die. thank you so much for playing along with us at house of cards!
linda

cotnob said...

This is a stunning design Lynn, the embossed purple mirri looks fabulous behind the matt silver and your new die is gorgeous - a beautiful card.
Pauline
x

Becca Cruger said...

My goodness.... I saw this card in the House of Cards gallery and it popped right out at me. It is ABSOLUTELY stunning and I had to come over to pay my compliments to such an amazing design. I've signed up to be your latest bloggy follower and would LOVE to have you come for a visit my way. :)
Becca
Damsel of Distressed Cards

Donna said...

Gorgeous card and like the colors too! So glad you joined us at House of Cards. Donna T. HOC DT

Merry said...

Beautiful, beautiful. Love how you just put birthday across the centre.

Donna Nuce said...

Hi Linby! Your card is amazing. I love the embossed metallic background and the beautiful die cut. Have a great day!
Donna
HOC DT

Whisper said...

Simply devine, am loving the purple and silver combo, Luv Sam x