Thursday, 1 January 2015

New Beginnings

Perhaps one of your New Year's Resolutions to use up more of your crafty stash?  If so, this card may provide some inspiration as it shows what you can achieve with just 2 sheets of card and a small offcut of vellum from your stash when combined with your existing dies and punches.

Card Recipe:
Tools: Tonic Window Die, Tonic Studios Window Box Die,  Tonic Studios Gothic Square Die, Tonic Studios Simplicity Dotty Border Punch, Tonic Studios Butterfly Border Punch, Tonic Studios Corner Rounder, Kushgrip Art Knife, Tonic Craft Tacky Glue, Grand Calibur, 
Paper and Card: Stardream card, opalescent vellum


Many followers of my blog will know I have a bit of an obsession with my domed window die, and this time I've combined it with the coordinating window box die. Unusually for me, I've kept things very clean and simple with just two soft shades of cardstock.

I made the blind from a small offcut of pearly vellum, punched with the Simplicity Dotty Border Punch, and pleated a couple of times, then trimmed to fit the window. 








Although this card is simple to make, just a few added details, which take moments, I think makes all the difference.  In this case, it's been achieved by adding a small scattering of tiny butterflies and flowers (the "waste" from, respectively, the Butterfly Border Punch and Daisy Circle Die, and cut from offcuts of card).
Here's one final look at how I've used dies, punches and old stash to make this week's card....
Happy Crafting!



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24 comments:

  1. This is such a pretty card all those dies work brilliantly together and i love how you have added in the blind

    Thanks for joining us this month over at LEJ Designs challenge blog.
    Good Luck with the challenge
    Hugs
    Marie

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  2. pretty card and love all the dies-late hopping
    carol x

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  3. Very pretty card LOVE the cameo feel it has too! Thanks for Playing along with us this time at Top Tip Tuesday Challenge, hugs Samantha :0)

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  4. As beautiful as always. Thanks for joining at CCCC: New Beginnings
    Hugs
    Dewi

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  5. Beautiful card, so elegant. Love all the little extra details, those little butterflies look dinky! x Thank you for joining us over at Top Tip Tuesday Challenges x
    Little Pear Tree

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  6. So very stunning - love all the dimensional aspects. Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Pile it On Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

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  7. just popping by to thank you for entering our challenge at Allsorts with your lovely project!

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  8. Hiya Dips, loving this card, such crisp clear lines, really very pretty.

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  9. I really like the card, the flower window is really affective
    http://croftcrafts.blogspot.co.uk/2014/01/creative-friday-link-party-2.html

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  10. Gorgeous card...love the design...Joolsx

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  11. This card took my breath away! Pinned on Pinterest! It's just beautiful. I never thought of creating a window box! I have a window die and didn't know what to do with it. I do now! Here via docrafts blog hop

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  12. Very pretty! Love the soft colour scheme :-) Happy leapblogging! Elaine-xxx-

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  13. Beautiful, it really is. I love how you have used the vellum in the window and the tiny butterfly x

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  14. Very clean, sophisticated card. I love the window and the way you have made a blind. The coloured card you have used is gorgeous. Popped over from DC blog hop. Sharon x

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  15. oh my word dips what a super little card ... love the colours and it is certainly very elegant... well done ... just hopping over from do-crafts ... hope you have a good week ... happy crafting and love sandy xx

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  16. This is a real show-stopper. I'm not even sure what exactly it is that makes it so mesmerising but I can't stop looking at it. It's just gorgeous x

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  17. I adore the pearlescent sheen and the colours with the dimension.
    Simply stunning card and design x

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  18. A gorgeous card and a good way to use up your stash.
    Anne x

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  19. So pretty!! Thanks so much for participating in our PILE IT ON challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
    ~DEANNE~
    A Little Bit O' Paper

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  20. And another card that fits the challenge perfectly - thanks for joining in Dips.
    Pamela
    DT member for Lothian Crafts

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  21. A lovely creation. Thanks for sharing with us at Lothian Crafts Online and good luck.
    Mags
    x

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  22. Great card.

    Thanks for joining us at The Crafty Calendar Challenge.

    Helen x

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