A week or two back I mentioned that I had some family birthdays to make cards for, so now another one has passed, I can show the card I made. It was for my brother-in-law who is in his mid-seventies, and while I was trying to think of something suitable, I remembered this digi image that I bought ages ago for something else and then didn't use. It is a Delicious doodles design that I bought from Stitchy Bear.
I started by printing it out and adding some colour with copic markers. There wasn't much colouring to be done, and I felt it needed something to lift it, so I made a white base card and cut a square window just off centre. I placed the image behind the window and added a square of backing paper over the entire inside of the front as my copics had bled through the image paper, and I wanted to hide it.
Next I took out a selection of very small green, brown and yellow paper snippets. With the green I cut out various leaves using the Tim Holtz Autumn Gatherings die strip, and with the same die I cut a few brown branches. Then I used the Shapeabilities D-lite die, Cattails and cut it using two yellow papers. I cut each one into smaller pieces and layered them up to make the wheatsheaf in the bottom left corner. I then glued the leaves and branches randomly along the side and top of the frame, so they overhung the image .
Finally I found some tiny paper flowers. I bought a little bottle of these long before I left UK and there was hundreds in there. They are a bit like blotting paper so they are easy to colour. I sprayed some with candy-apple red glimmer mist and scrunched them up while they were still wet. When dry I paired them up with a black micro brad centre to make poppies and added them to my wheat sheaf, and used the last one in the lower right corner to balance it up. Then I stamped a greeting on the lower part of the frame.
I shall link this to Pixie's Crafty Snippets Playground - Week 76, because, for once I actually used some of my snippets up!