Hi everyone. I needed a birthday card this week and so decided to combine this with NBUS Challenge No. 5 which our friend Darnell of DJKardkreations is running, where we use anything in our stash which we haven't used before. There are a lot of prizes on offer from really well known sponsors as well as some donated by her personally, so 'thank you' Darnell. I used green and gold to tie in with the colour challenge which I am just in time to enter over at Less is More.
I was lucky enough to win a gift token over at Verve Stamps and I bought some stamps and dies and these are my NBUS items.
The central sentiment plate is a Spellbinder die set Labels Thirty Three which has been used before and I cut two different sizes using snippets of gold mirri and white card, and layered them up and stamped the sentiment from the NBUS sets of stamps from Verve called Poppy Birthday. I then used the Build a Poppy die set to cut the three base pieces of the flower from snippets of gold mirri card and then using the stamps in two different sizes I stamped on more snippets of white card using Versamark and WOW Gold EP and then cut the flowers with the dies and layered these up too. I finished the flowers with little pearls in the centres.
I finished by cutting leaves in two different sizes from snippets of green card using another Verve set of dies called Sprightly Sprigs which co-ordinates with some other stamp sets which I don't have, but I consider this is a leaf shape which can be cut from plain card as seen here without the matching stamps.
The gold dots are actually the waste pieces from the poppy stamp co-ordinating die set. I think the idea is that you use the holes made by the projections on the dies to help line the die when using the negative piece left from cutting the die as a template, and in order to line up the die when cutting out the stamped images you use the template over the stamped image and then fix the die into the negative space and this then keeps the die in place whilst cutting the image out.
Thank you for stopping by here today.
I am also entering the following challenges:
Pixie's Crafty Workshop - Week 193 where we use up our snippets. The whole card was made from snippets.
Simon Says Monday Challenge - Stamp and Punch/Die Cut.
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Use a Stamp and Blog Hop.