Friday, August 23, 2019


I was finally able to do the last challenge in our group, I had ordered these dies off of HSN when they were having there craft day and I wanted to try using them with the challenge to use 3 shades of blue.
Although this set of dies have 4 layers I just used white as my final layer. 

I first used water color paper and my Spectrum Aqua markers to color 3 sheets with different shades of blue, then I cut out two flowers of each of them.  I thought that on the 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inch card that one flower seemed to be enough so I thought I would make two cards with them.  I used pattern paper in gray tones for my leaves and since I couldn't find a piece of cardstock to use for more second layer that matched it well I colored a piece of card stock with my alcohol marker then cut it out.

Since I seemed to lose the detail in the flowers when I would put it up against any papers I decided to use the same colors I used in the flowers to paint splatters onto the background of a white piece of paper and then cut them with dies.  I also used the extra inside pieces that came out of the leaves for extra greenery around the flowers.

Crafter's Companion- Rose, double sided dies
Spellbinders - Lattice Rectangle dies
Taylored Expressions - Many minis occasions sentiment
Ek Success - Sparkle stickers

Crafter's Companion- Rose, double sided dies
Spellbinders - Labels 29 die
Gina K designs - sentiment stamp
Pizzazz Aplenty - 3 mm rhinestones

Here is a close up of the detail of this die, it is weird to have double sided dies but having them this way you cut them out faster as you cut out two layers at once.  You can only use them so far in the Gemini machine and you have to have special double sided plates that you use with the dies.

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you enjoy a great weekend!



Debbie said...

these are really beautiful connie, a special kind of pretty!! you have an amazing eye for the details needed to make outstanding cards. i really like the colors in these, the blues are perfect for each other!!!

Darlene said...

Just beautiful and the splatters worked perfectly! Gorgeous card!

Donna Ellis said...

While I enjoy so many techniques, my favorite style is using monochrome colors in an unlikely scenario. Just like yours! Gorgeous card, Connie. I especially like the layered dies - I've never seen them before other than backgrounds. BEAUTIFUL! hugs, de

Beth Norman-Roberts said...

Your work is awesome. Lovely texture on your pretty blue.

Diane said...

Lovely layered rose and speckled background design Connie.

Hugs Diane

Louca por porcelana said...

Amazing card!Congrats!

Connie said...

Pretty card . . . You put so much love into your cards and it shows:)

aussie aNNie said...

Lovely blue and additional splats looks fabulous in these grey and blue colours .

Kim said...

Oh my, these two cards are exquisite, Connie. LOVE the rose die. The colours and detail in these cards are beautiful.

Donna Phelan said...

That layered rose is magnificent! Love all of the blue hues!

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

Both cards are so pretty! I think the splatters were such a good idea.

Tanza Erlambang said...

blue is beautiful...

have a great weekend

handmade by amalia said...

These cards are beautiful, Connie, I love the intricate blue roses. I hope you're enjoying these last days of summer.

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Brilliantly done Connie... particularly like how youve designed the layout for the second one with the torn edge on ghe side.. its CAS design is very eye appealing. A lovely pair of cards.
Thanks for being a blessing, and may God bless you too.
Hugs, Shaz in Oz.x

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Lowcarb team member said...

A gorgeous card :)

All the best Jan

Leslie Miller said...

Oooh, all those die cut layers make for a very textural and gorgeous rose! Love it in the blues. Too bad it's limited to the Gemini, but thank goodness you're able to use it. Really pretty cards, Connie!