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Jun 3, 2023

A Die Cut Orchid for Allsorts Challenge

Happy Saturday! We have a new challenge for you at Allsorts. It's Sarah's turn to host this week and she picked the optional theme of "Die Cuts". Hope you will join us this week for your chance at a prize or to be selected in the Top 5. There's always the Anything Goes option too if dies aren't your thing. Prizes for this month's challenges are from Sizzix, AALL and Create, Aldridge Crafts, Lavinia and Ruth Hamilton Design and the winners will be announced on June 30th. They will be drawn from the weekly entries, so you don't need to join us every week in order to have a chance at winning. 

And here is what I made:

This beautiful die by Penny Black was gifted to me by Brenda some time ago (thanks again Brenda). It is Gentle Whisper II. When I first received it I thought it would coordinate with PB's Gentle Whisper stamp but the die is at a smaller scale so while it's the same look it won't cut out the stamp. However it's so beautiful and doesn't need a matching stamp to make a beautiful card with and I love the size as it fits my most made card size of  A2 so well!

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I die cut it three times using snippets of white card stock to create some dimension with the blossoms (see photo above for a better view at the dimension). I used Distress Oxide inks for inking. The inky background was in my box of "extras" previously done also with Distress Oxides. I used one my trusty old Whimsy border stamps on the side (sorry it's no longer available).

The sentiment is from the Penny Black set Love Big stamped on another snippet and cut out. There are more words on this sentiment I only used parts of it. I then finish it off with a punched butterfly. I used an inky snippet previously inked to punch it out. Finally I have something in a timely manner to join in the snippets playground where Sarn invites us to play hop scotch or the jump rope. I do like both but think I'll be safer at hopscotch :) Can see myself tripping over that rope LOL so hopscotch it is :)

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  1. You've made a real stunner with that die Ellie, perfectly inked and shaded.

    B x

  2. Beautiful card!
    Have a great day!

  3. Hi Ellie

    First of all . . . I've got to say what a beautiful card you've made here.

    Thanks for coming to play in the Snippets Playground. Once you’ve finished playing hopscotch we'll go up to the Treehouse for some refreshments! Hugs, Sarn xxx

  4. Gorgeous design, lovely card;-))m

  5. Lovely design

  6. Your orchis is lovely and so is that background. A stunning card xx

  7. What a lovely card Ellie! Very pretty and it's a pleasure to have you play along in The Snippets Playground with us.

    Di xx

  8. Beautiful card Ellie, great colour choice. xx

  9. Fabulous card so artistic with the beautiful orchid and background! Love the colours palette and that cute butterfly!

  10. What a beautiful card and die cut, I thought it was painted and still kind of doubt my eyes. Stunning! xoxo

  11. So very beautiful, love orchards, so delicate and pretty!!
    Thank you for joining our challenge at Double D!
    Diane DD Co-Owner
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  12. WOW - loving the fabulous dimension and colours on this exquisite card Ellie

  13. Anonymous04:28

    Beautiful inking on this gorgeous die Ellie and I love how the background turned out too for an impressionist grass and sky!!
    Pauline xx

  14. That is lovely! You always make the prettiest background collages that really set off your main focal point.

  15. Beautifully done. It took me a moment to realise it was a die! Great to see you in the playground too.

  16. Elegant card! Good luck in our Ai Weekly Challenge!!!

  17. Wow, that's a stunning die cut bloom!!

  18. Love this, Ellie!
    Marianne x

  19. Fabulous card! I need to try out something like this, I just love the layers! Thanks for joining the Ai Challenge! -Tasha

  20. Beautiful card Ellie - love the colours!
    Thanks for playing at the Penny Black Saturday Challenge!
    Helen x


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