Monday, November 2, 2015

Forgotten Treasure

I will admit I probably have way too many dies, and when you get a new one you just want to try it out, so the very first ones you bought tend to not see the light of day.... well I went and found some of the first ones I bought, I googled to see how old it was and LOOK on their site I found it for only $4.99 now.  This is the those steel dies that you can cut thicker material, so I cut this out with some of my thick watercolor paper and used some distress inks watered down to color it.

Sizzix -- Decorative accent w/flower and leaves die,  water colored w/distress inks (link above)
Martha Stewart -- Corner punch
Inadinkado -- all occasions sentiment stamp
Stickles -- Frosted lace (flower center)
gems ribbon

I really like the look of watercolor on this die, will be doing that again I am sure :)

We are having some very cool mornings but quite warm days yet, just love this time of year when you can have the windows and doors open.

Wishing you a wonderful week ahead,
Thanks so much for taking the time out to stop by, would love to hear from you,



Roosterhead Designs said...

Great card Connie! It's nice to go through older things and use them~ I really like your distressing and corners too. I love how the red bow pops and accents so well. Have a great day! Karen (PS. I like to watch movies while I create, and Pride & Prejudice is one of my very fave's : )

Debbie said...

i love the look of ink on the edges, it so softens the card. another beauty, you do have a lot of friends and family!!!!

Diane said...

Morning Connie, love the pretty flower and card design.

Hugs diane

Kat said...

Hi Connie, I really like you spider web card, that is a neat challenge. You really stay quite busy with your cute cards. There is a lady on the Internet that makes a lot of cards and sells them when she is finished creating them. She comes home from work everyday and makes a new one. I can't remember her name. It's actually been a long time since I made a card. I should probably sell my stash of dies and keep the ones I use. You are right the old ones don't usually see the light of day. Some forever. It's nice you brought one out. Very cute card. Love it. You make such cute cards.
We have been so hot here. Yesterday the first day of November it rained and everyone who listens to the news knows CA is in a drought. We are getting a steady soaking today and through the night and it rained yesterday lightly. Halloween was hot and the entire month of October seemed hotter than September. That is one reason I dislike CA is it is to hot here. We are looking to moving to Oregon when the hubby retires. I actually have something to look forward to about getting old! yay!

Daniela said...

I love seeing all the techniques that you use for your artworks, but the one I do appreciate more is the carving ... it brings me to my mind my kindergarten teacher who, saw that I liked this technique, was a continuous giving me sheets of cardstock to carve, I did it willingly and I was always almost a bit amazed when I saw the result !
Obviously my works were much more easier than yours, you overlay more technicals and are a continuous doing experiments with new ones , but I confess that I still have this passion and when I see carving works in your cards, I seem to go back to those happy and carefree days !
Thank you for this joy, darling !

Have a wonder-filled day

Leslie Miller said...

This looks beautiful, Connie! I love the corner punch, too. The flower is a classic and will never be too old to use. I really like combining old and new. About the only dies I don't use much are the ones I probably shouldn't have bought in the first place. I try to be more selective now.

Celestina Marie said...

Connie this card is beautiful. Love all the details you added and a flower is always perfect. I really enjoy seeing the techniques you use. Such a talent you are.
Happy November. xo

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Mmmm, pulled out some old dies myself yesterday, Connie! to use in some cards ..
....well done on not just pulling them out but using them...
I love water colour paper fun effects.. thanks so much for sharing.

Thanks so much for popping over, and hope you will pop back and join in the candy.
You are really appreciated for all your encouragement.
Shaz in Oz.x

{Shaz in Oz – Calligraphy Cards Fifth Blogaversary}

handmade by amalia said...

Another pretty card, Connie. Happy Tuesday!

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Beautiful as always!! Thanks again for visiting!!


AppleApricot Wen said...

I'm happy you found it again, it's a beautiful die and you made a gorgeous card with it! Wishing you a happy day, xx