Tuesday 14 March 2017

Fun with Foliage!

Hello friends

Today a card that I made this time last year simply because I found
it in a box and thought 'Oh I forgot about this one!' 
It shows a really simple and effective technique
of using your dies as apertures.

I double matted the white card using 5 x 7 Matting Basics,
over a green card base ensuring I mounted it with Crafty Foam Tape.
Foliage die is the central aperture and those 
little flowers are Marisa's Bouquet.

Would work with many colours for the card base but I think 
this vibrant green really sets it off.

Still speed die cutting but getting there.

Tomorrow a little break to go shopping with my boys as we need new outfits for 
one of the book events.  I'm not a fan of clothes shopping 
(give me homeware and craft stuff any day) 
so should be interesting!

Take care friends,


  1. Morning All.
    Thank you a lovely card have fun shopping.
    Take care Kitty.

  2. Great card-I think you're right about the bright card as a background.

    Good luck clothes shopping-not something I enjoy either!


  3. Gorgeous card Christine love the green really makes it pop. Enjoy your shopping, i don't enjoy it either xx hazel

  4. Lovely card and flowers, so pretty.
    Elaine H X

  5. Hello Christine
    Love the bright Green so Spring like!
    Agree about shopping I'm the same!
    Love Marg

  6. Lovely card, don't think of using the negative,but will do. Have a lovely day shopping xx

  7. Morning Christine,
    Pretty card, Hope the shopping is not too stressful. I hate shopping of any kind, thank goodness for the internet.

  8. Morning Christine, This is a brilliant technique, one that I haven't done - yet !!
    I hope your shopping 'extravaganza' is fruitful, I echo everyone's sentiments on shopping, I'm not keen either.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  9. Hi Christine,
    Love today's card.
    Good luck with shopping, 3 outfits in one day could take a time.
    Take care. x.

  10. Lovely CAS card Christine. Thank you. Good luck with the clothes shopping.much prefer craft shopping myself.

  11. I really love this card, Christine. Those little flowers are delightful!What an easy way to make a quick and easy card, all it takes is a little thought about die placement and you have a ready made background as well as the die-cuts...genius :)
    Bejay xx

  12. Gorgeous card and such a cool idea for an aperture! I hope your shopping goes well! xxx

  13. Evening Christine. Lovely idea and so pretty. Xx