Thursday, August 25, 2016

25th Anniversary

Hi there. Glad to see you here .  There was a die set just release by Cheery Lynn Designs with the Christmas release which I have featured today. It is the Christmas Bell 7 Piece Die Set . I always like to see if I can come up with ideas for using dies aimed for a certain season and make it work for something totally different so it is more versatile. So I took these Christmas bells and used them for this 25th anniversary card.

For this card I used purple and white for my base and then popped and layered the  Historic Barcelona Square Boutique Stackers Frame  onto it. I really think the design in this frame is so elegant for a anniversary card.

Just look at all that beautiful detail in these bells and bow. I cut but didn't pop the pieces out as I wanted more of a embossed look. For another look I could have popped out the pieces and layered another color behind the bells.

Here I have cut the Cherry Blossom Branch Die  in silver to match the bells and 25th and popped it up.

The 25th is cut from the Delicate Lace Script and layered onto the smallest of the Historic Barcelona Square Boutique Stackers Frame . This Delicate Lace Script come with two dies. One with all the upper case letters and the other die with the lower case letters and numbers. These numbers were the perfect style for this anniversary card.

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Dies Used
 Historic Barcelona Square Boutique Stackers Frame 3 Piece Die Set - DL288
Christmas Bell 7 Piece Die Set - B846
Cherry Blossom Branch Die - B775
Delicate Lace Script 2 Piece Die Set - FS171

Monday, August 15, 2016

August Blog Hop "Flower Power".

A warm Hello to you today. I hope you are having a wonderful day.

 I must say the CLD flowers really do make for a beautiful card that I would be proud to give anyone. For the base of this card I matted the flower patterned paper with black cardstock then popped up the poka dot  paper cut at a angle on top of that. This will let me layer designs behind and in front of that angle piece for added dimension. I layered the  Sweethearts Edger  to the top of the angled piece.  I do want to point out the Whimsical Bird  that I have tucked in the flowers. It is just too cute.

Now I would like to take the time to talk about the flowers I used here. The orange one is the Sunflower. I have used orange paper and cut two then off set them to make a fuller flower. I shaped the pedals with a stylus to give them a nice curve and dimension.

Both yellow flowers are cut from the same Cherry Blossom  die. For the bottom one I inked up around the edges only and spritzed it with water to blend the colors more. I off set the layers after shaping with the stylus.
The top yellow flower I inked in solid yellow then submersed it in water to even out the color and make it so I could get lots of wrinkles and texture with the stylus. I also shaped and assembled it differently so it looks like a different flower. This shows you can get different looks from the same die depending how you shape and assemble them.

These flowers I used are some of CLD older ones and they have newer ones as well. But old or new you just keep using them over and over as they make such beautiful flowers. You can take a peek at them all @  .  CLD has beautiful fillers for flower arrangements too. I have you two of their newer sets which are Floral Bouquet Kit 8 Piece Die Set  and Fall Leaves 8 Piece Die Set . 

Sometimes just a twist of the peddles with tweezers can give you a nice effect. Or maybe wet your flower and place the peddles around a pencil and scrunch it together looks awesome too. I always spritz as they shape nicer that way and help to blend your colors nicely too. Just play around with them and you will get many different looks.

CLD has a tutorial section on their website that has great ideas for creating their beautiful flowers.
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Thanks for visiting the  my blog today and for the comments you leave. They are always so appreciated. Have a crafty day my friends. 
Your next visit on the blog hop is with Jenny @ Jen's Paper Obsession.

Dies Used
Sunflower Die - DL121
Cherry Blossom 2 Piece Die Set - B129
Embellishment #1 8 Piece Die Set - B181A
Floral Bouquet Kit 8 Piece Die Set - B777
Fall Leaves 8 Piece Die Set - B838
Whimsical Bird Die - B801
small- Exotic Butterflies #2 w/ Angel Wings 3 Piece Die Set - DL113AB
Sweethearts Edger Die - B309
Pierced Banners 3 Piece Die Set - DL303

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Live Love and Laugh

A warm Hello to you. It's Debbie from Debbie's Time Out hosting the blog today. I am featuring CLD beautiful Gardenia's today.

I have used the Nautical Wheeler Doily  and Lattice Valance Border  for my base. These both make for a elegant card. Especially on the dark background.

For the gardenia's I inked only the centers of the peddles and then spritzed them. The dies I used for them are the Gardenia Strip  and  Small Gardenia .  I shaped them with a stylus and then assembled them. I tucked in a few leaves from the Rose Leaf Strip .

The Live Laugh Love is one of my favorite sentiments. I inked here and there with purple and blue but also leaving some of the white for highlights.

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Dies Used
Nautical Wheeler Doily - DL180
Lattice Valance Border - B406
Gardenia Strip - B339
Small Gardenia - B433
Rose Leaf Strip - B241
Live Laugh Love - B564

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Happy Turkey Day

A warm hello to you. Glad to see you here today .

This is a bendi frame card. I layered the French Lattice Small in the background. I had cut the French Lattice and used as a stencil on the card I posted on July 14th. I saved the French Lattice Frame  and this is my inked French lattice background for this card. I used the Coved Rectangle Classic   and the Coved Rectangle - Scalloped  for the framed opening of the card.

Today I am featuring  three new die sets Cheery Lynn Designs has recently released. They are the Happy Turkey Day 7 Piece Die Set ,the Fall Pumpkin Patch 3 Piece Die Set  and the Fall Leaves 8 Piece Die Set .

Along the top I have layered the beautifully detailed leafy flourishes from the  Fall Pumpkin Patch 3 Piece Die Set . I layer three green leaves from the Fall Leaves 8 Piece Die Set  behind the one of the flourishes. The sentiment "Happy Turkey Day" from the Happy Turkey Day 7 Piece Die Set  was placed in the center of the background.

The turkey from the Happy Turkey Day 7 Piece Die Set  was layer at the front just behind the bendi frame. This turkey is just too cute and it's sign "Eat Beef is just priceless. Small leaves of different colors from these sets were scattered around the card.

These two pumpkins are from the Fall Pumpkin Patch 3 Piece Die Set . I have layered them to the very front of the frame. The grass is the Grass Border  and I did three layers of it in three different colors. Some of the grass was layer behind the frame and some in front of the pumpkins. This bendi frame really give you lots of dimension and lots of separated layers. These three new dies set I used really will make beautiful thanksgiving and fall cards.

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Have a crafty day my friends.
Dies Used
Happy Turkey Day 7 Piece Die Set - B826
Fall Pumpkin Patch 3 Piece Die Set - B827
Fall Leaves 8 Piece Die Set - B838
Coved Rectangle Classic - Silver Stackers - L-10
Coved Rectangle - Scalloped LG Stackers Nesting Dies - XL-11
French Lattice Small - FRM132
Grass Border - B126