Saturday, April 5, 2014


My girlfriend gave me a sweet gift for my birthday and she also gave me some papers and card bases that she had bought many years ago when she made some cards.  She said it has been so long and she really doesn't see herself getting back into it so she gave them to me.  I decided to make her a thank you card using supplies that she gave me.

There was no name on any of the papers but this paper almost looked like some DCWV stack I had.  There was also some Mulberry Papers and I decided to try my hand at making flowers with them. I cut them out with the dies and I wanted a little bit of extra goodness so I added some gold glimmer mist to them and then partially dried them with my heat gun and kind of scrunched them up for added texture.  When I went to layer them together it really just looked like a brown blob so I found some netting my sister had given to me and cut that out with the dies and then layered the netting between each layer and used glue dots to hold them all together, finished the centers off with some glass glitter.

I don't know how well you can see it but I did a little scoring above and below the sentiment.

Heartfelt Creations -- Vintage Floret dies
Mulberry paper (flowers)
Shimmer Mist -- Gold
Netting, also cut with flower dies
Memory Box -- Fabulous Phlox die  (leaves)
Cameo -- die cut sentiment

My hubby bought a Silhoutte Cameo.  He liked using my Cricut for some of his artwork but he didn't like that he couldn't use his own drawings with it, I told him how there were machines out there you could do that with and he decided on that machine.  Well during trying things out he asked if I needed any words cut out for a card and so this was his first try of using a font from his computer and he learned how to weld them together together, the first try they were all separate and I told him that it would be neat if it was welded together so he did another one for me.

I went to CKC yesterday, all that looking around and turning around did get me quite dizzy and by the end I wasn't really enjoying myself anymore, but my hubby and I both found some dies we hadn't seen anywhere else and some stamps that were new to us.  I will have to say now that he is excited about using dies in his artwork it has been fun to share this with him.

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you enjoy a wonderful weekend,


Marie-Louise said...

This is such a pretty card Connie. The cameo seems to be a great machine. I do wish I had one.

Linda Carson said...

Your flowers turned out beautifully! Hubby is going to love the Silhouette! The skies the limit on that jewel!

Susan (rainy) said...

Gorgeous card! And I LOVE those beautiful handmade flowers, Connie!

Me, My Stamps and I said...

How Beautiful. Love the way you used the background paper to compliment your main image!!!

Shirley said...

First, I have to say lucky you! What stamper doesn't need more supplies!!! The card is just beautiful! I am in love with the colors and the flowers! The centers are wonderful! Great sentiment with your husband's Silhouette! It's great your interests and his are so close!! Sorry to hear the vertigo is still in the wings! Sending well thoughts your way!

Leslie Miller said...

I really like how your flowers turned out with the mulberry paper. It's a plus that they aren't too bulky for mailing in an envelope, too. Very cool that you and your hubby are sharing your craft now. He did a great job with the letters!