Monday, 9 April 2018

Lots of leaves!

Hello and Welcome.

I made this card a few weeks ago using the waste after die cutting some leaves from kraft card.  I backed them with small scraps of paper in a matching colour.

The black matts  were cut with Tim Holtz dies and the backgrounds are snippets of white paper which I stencilled with distress ink.

I would like to join in with the girls at Pixies Snippets Playground - Week 323


33 comments:

Di said...

What a lovely pair of cards Barb! So clever to keep and use the waste (no wonder you and Mrs A got on like a house on fire when we met up - she's the Queen of collecting teensy little scraps). Love the narural colours you used as well.

Lovely to see you in the Playground.

Hugs

Di xx

meg said...

Two fabulous cards Barb, with a little planning the left over card from a die cut can be turned into another card, thanks for the inspiration

Donna said...

What fabulous cards, great backgrounds and those leaves are great!

Veerle said...

Beautiful cards Barb, always nice to use waste.
Hugs Veerle x

Liz said...

Beautiful cards, Barb, lovely designs. A really clever use of the negative die cuts too. xx

Viv's Visuals said...

two great cards Barb - perfect use of those little snippets!

scrAPpamondo said...

Two lovely cards with your scraps of kraft papers, love the design and I think these are perfect for masculine recipients!

Karen Knott said...

Brilliant cards Barb, love the stencilled background.
Thank you for your lovely comments on my blog,
Hugs Kaz xx

Craftyhugs said...

Hi barb. Thanks so much for your lovely comment on my blog. Love these cards and what a fabulous way of using the negative of a die cut

MaryH said...

What a beautiful pair of snippety cards. Love the golden look of the leaves on the darker shade, with the black matting. The stenciled background looks so pretty with the toppers too. TFS & Have a great week. Hugs

aussie aNNie said...

Great cards Barb great use of the leaves and backgrounds. 💖 [Aussie aNNie's Blog]

Valerija said...

Very lovely!
Valerija xx

Gerrina said...

The negative is so beautiful and with the great backing they are really beautiful cards! Enjoy the springweek!

Maxine D said...

Wonderful cards Barb, and I love how you have used the negative die cuts as the feature panel of the card
Blessings
Maxine

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Two fantastic cards Barb, I love the stenciled background you made for the die cut leaves.

Sue xx

Aquarius said...

Two super cards and great use of 'waste' and snippets.

Claire said...

Great use of the negative space, and the colours really make it a natural feeling card x

cuilliesocks said...

Two lovely cards Barb, I love the colours and designs, Kate x

Carol L said...

This is a great pair of cards, and I love that they were made from snippets! Win win!!

Janice said...

A great way to use scraps, especially waste ones Barb! Lovely card.
Janice x

LesleyG said...

Fabulous and clever way to use the waste, love all the layers and stenciled background. I rarely think of or am able to use waste bits, certainly couldn't make such lovely cards as yours xxx

KandA said...

Two fabulous cards Barb and such a super way to use your 'leftovers' xx

Darnell said...

I love your wonderful Twofer leaf designs, Barb! How fun it is to sit down and make two fantastic cards while you are at it, especially when you use a lot of snippets! Hugs, Darnell

Lisa Andersson said...

Two lovely cards, Barb! beautiful leaves and great use of leftovers. I love the stenciling, such perfect background, and I think I need to buy that Tim Holtz die.
Sorry I haven't visited your blog for a long time, I've had a long break from my blog and the blog world.
Hugs, Lisa

Diane said...

Its fab to make cards using our left over bits and pieces and these two are great Barb !!

hugs Diane xx

AlisonC said...

That's really clever, they look so effective with the paper behind. Another idea to store away. x

Carol said...

Two lovely cards Barb, great use of your die waste. Carol x

Sylvia said...

2 Lovely cards,Barb.Beautifully done with the leaves.

Gr,Sylvia x

Rainey's Craft Room said...

I'm always on catch-up nowadays Barb so sorry for not visiting recently.
These two cards look fabulous and I love that you have used the waste from another card making session to create these.
Lorraine

cotnob said...

Super cards Barb, such a clever way to use up your scraps.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

Pat said...

Two really pretty cards Barb and love the waste from die cutting used as two wonderful focal points on these cards, and the stencilled brown leaves in the background go beautifully, and love the circular sentiment on one and the sweet red heart on the other. x

hazel said...

Fabulous cards Barb and a great way of using waste.
xxx Hazel.

Mrs A. said...

Now these have to be the nicest way of using up the otherwise waste from diecutting. Love the earthy colours. Hugs Mrs A.