I spent some time with the makings of a horizontal criss cross card. I let the dimensions of this 4 1/4" tall x 5 1/2" wide card dictate the size and location of my image and embellishments. Hmmm. I've got some thinkin' to do in order for this to turn out close to how I'd like it to look.
As I hoped to allow part of the insert to show, my image had to be fairly small. When using a digi image, I can easily resize the image to fit. Instead, I put my Stamp-a-ma-jig to task and, with the help of a negative mask, I found a way to stamp a select part of an Elisabeth Bell Belles 'n Whistles Story Time image into a die cut oval.
Here's a closer view of my partially stamped, Copic-filled image where I've added a word stamped from a pre-inked stamp set:
Handmade flowers are formed from layers of an EK Success Paper Shapers small 6-petal daisy, a Punch Bunch mini sun and birch leaf. As the flowers were punched from Bazzill Pink Bling, I only painted Diamond Stickles over the sun centers and the leaves for some special sparkle.
A sentiment from a Hero Arts' clear Elephants set was just the right size for this insert . . .
Triangles cut from Best Creations' A Walk in the Garden glitter paper pad add some sparkly patterns to my Bazzill cardstock. Some QuicKutz Revolution Flourishes and Prima Say it in Pearls Swirls Cream add movement to the striped paper. The belly-band of the card, covered with a Satin Sensations Island Blue 5/8" ribbon, wraps completely around the back and slides off easily. A Tim Holtz Charm Clip holds a warped clock charm. I've inserted a hot pink pearl heart Maya Road Trinket Pin into the bow. Here's a pic of the front of my criss-cross card showing my use of part of Elisabeth Bell's Belles 'n Whistles Story Time image . . .
You can also find wonderful Elisabeth Bell digital images at her online gallery here. Visit the Digi Bells Design Team blog here for digi design team inspiration.
I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Belles 'n Whistles "Butterflies" (here)
Elphine House "Easter Colors/Pastels" (here)
Totally Paper Crafts "BINGO" (here) - covered everything but lace
One Stop Craft "Pastel and DieCuts" (here)
Crafty Emma's "Swirls and Pearls" (here)
Paper Sundaes "Sundae Bar - Use 2: Kraft, lace, die cuts and/or charms" (here)
Cupcake Craft "Spring is in the Air" (here)
Crafty Sentiments "Spring/Pastel Colors" (here)
All Sorts "Color BINGO" (here) - covered everything but kraft and yellow
Tuesday Throwdown "Stick Pins" (here)
skin - E000, E01, E11, E93
hair, tree bark - E31, E35, E47
leaves - G82, G85, G99
top - RV91, RV95, RV99
coveralls - BG70, BG72, BG78
flowers, hairbow, butterfly - R81, R85, R89
book - G20, G24, G28
bird - R02, W1, W3
book pages - W3, W1, 0
straw hat - E40, E41, E42, E43, E44
airbrushed background - B21, G24, BG72, R85, E35
I'm so glad that you stopped by to visit!