Thursday, 11 July 2013

A set of 3 minute Wildflower Meadow snippety cards

I'd been making a card with my Wildflower Meadow goodies involving stamping the background stamp in different colours, embossing, fussy-cutting, punching, sponging ... definitely not a three minute job! So I'll show you that one tomorrow and for Three Minute Thursday, we'll concentrate on the few minutes it took to rustle up this little notecard set out of the snippets left over!


Gumball Green is one of my favourite colours ever and I love the simplicity of these single-colour mini cards. It was fun finding interesting bits of the stamped image to cut down and use:


I liked the way the dots appear to fade out on this one for instance...


... and the way these flowers appear to be bursting out of their frame! All the cards were matted onto Gumball Green card stock and decorated with rhinestones.


The large flower in the Wildflower Meadow stamp is just beautiful and so delicate looking...


... and there are several different styles of flower too - it's like a whole stamp set in one stamp!

I shall link these up to Di's Snippets Playground where it's definitely paddling pool weather and although the diving board has been removed, we could play splashy canonballs if we jump off the tree house! (And if you don't know what they are, you must read Tacky the Penguin by Helen Lester - a great favourite with my family and still quoted today!)

Here's what you'll need to make these cards
Stamps: Wildflower Meadow
Ink: Gumball Green
Card stock: Whisper White, Gumball Green
Other: Basic rhinestones
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Gumball Green is the colour of my youngest son's favourite t-shirt:


Minecraft, for those who are slightly bewildered, is a weird computer game based on lego-ish building blocks. It is highly addictive and if it weren't for his annoying old mother, my son would quite literally 'eat, sleep, Minecraft'! I gave the t-shirt to him on his birthday earlier in the year and to say he was delighted is a wild understatement. I practically have to wrestle him to the ground and tear it off his back if it needs washing. (Not really!) When we arrived in London at the weekend we saw a whole family wearing these t-shirts - I suppose they'd thought it was a good way of making sure none of them got lost in the crowd. We had to hang on to my son in case he drifted off with them!

See you tomorrow,

15 comments:

  1. I have to start with saying something about the t-shirt! I love it, I have a 13-year old son who also plays mine craft. I have to look out for this shirt.

    And I love the little cards, Gumball Green is one of my favorite colors too, and I love to pair it with Midnight Muse.
    Eveline.

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  2. What a pretty set of mini cards Vicky-i love how each one is different and the rhinestones finish them off perfectly :)
    Your description of having to hold onto your son incase he was swept away with the "Minecraft" family reminded me of that scene from Home Alone !
    Nessa xxx

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  3. A lovely set of small cards. What a good idea to cut the image up.

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  4. Beautirul cards Vicky, the colour is brilliant, I love the dotty background.
    luv
    irene
    cxxx

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  5. Lovely set of cards Vicky, love the bright colour. Isn't it great how crafters get a lot of mileage out of everything.

    Now that things have quietened down here I'm hoping to place my order from the new catalogue. At last!!

    I've even managed to make a card for this week's LIM challenge. Not sure about it but I'm just about to blog it anyway.

    Kat xx

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  6. LOve your cards Vicky and that Gumball Green colour...what a great name....

    Anne

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  7. Beautiful little cards Vicky - each one is a stunner. I did grin about the T-shirt :)

    I'm just going to link you into the Playground - I bet you're reclining in the sunshine and have forgotten :)

    Hugs, Di xx

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  8. Gorgeous trio of cards, the flowers are so pretty and love the way you've used just the one colour.

    I also have a minecraft addict in the house. I have to say the game amazes me, years of technology and fantastic graphics but the kids want to play a game that looks like it was around when l was a nipper!

    Will have to search for one of those t-shirts for his birthday :)

    Have a great Thursday xx

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  9. Beautiful cards, of course! My kids all love Minecraft, and they would all adore one of those t-shirts! xxxx

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  10. Fabulous cards, what a joy it would be to receive one of these, I love green and white.

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  11. A fab set of gorgeous cards, and what a great way to use scraps

    Bev x

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  12. Haha love the story about the t-shirt Vicky! Your cards are stunning...they'd be beautiful in lots of different colours! :)
    Lizy xx

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  13. Lovely set of cards. Really like the simplicity of the green and white. My son has a similar t-shirt - Eat, Sleep, Game - just about sums up quite a lot of teenage boys! x x

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  14. Great cards and fab t-shirt - where did you get it please? I have a Minecraft addict in the house, too!

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