Thursday, June 23, 2016

Thanks!!

Another card for the My Favorite Things Camp Create.  This card is for the day called Delightful Die Cutting.  This is the badge for it:

SO...I have this thing about throwing perfectly cut paper strips into the trash.  After you've cut the Striped Sentiment Strip die a few times you have a bunch of strips:


Somehow I had an idea to weave these strips into the die cut piece.  If you cut the die three times you'll have plenty of strips to do the top and bottom.  After I had them all woven I turned it over and added a drop of glue at each end of the strips to secure them.  (Wish I'd thought to take a few photos of the steps!)

I just love the basket weave effect of this!


I used the stamps and dies for Beautiful Blooms and Twice the Thanks for the other elements.  For the thanks and the vase I used Hero Arts Ombre Tide Pool to Navy ink and blended the ink onto the paper for the ombre effect.  I used the same on the stems along with Lime to Forever Green.

I had to have some shine and sparkle so I pressed my VersaMark ink pad to the Thanks and the vase and added clear embossing powder.  A few clear sequins from Pretty Pink Posh finishes it up.

I always am so appreciative for you taking time to look and to leave a comment!  :)



33 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness, this is so very pretty! I really like the basketweave and the colors! That sentiment font is gorgeous. Wonderful card. Thanks for sharing!!

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  2. Gorgeous! I love the weaving to create your background. Perfect flowers and sentiment.

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  3. This card is simply scrumptious! I LOVE the basket weave! You are so so clever! Smiles, Linda at Paper Seedlings

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  4. love this what is the name of the die? or did I miss it?

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  5. Love your card....Sue Wilson has a die that does this type of basket weave. I have thought about buying it, but didn't. Now, after seeing your fabulous card, I'm thinking, again, about buying it. I wish you'd post your creations on the I Love My Die Cutting Machine and the Handmade Cards sites....there are a lot of people on there that would appreciate seeing them. Cheers!

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  6. Wow this weave is such a clever idea for that die.

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  7. I love this weaving and the colors are fantastic!

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  8. Sande quirkyalert@aol.comJune 27, 2016 at 11:18 AM

    For someone special.. I would not give that to just anyone!!! Excellent work!!!!!

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  9. BRILLIANT use of that die! I have added it to my wishlist! Your card is just lovely. You should be proud of it! It's gorgeous!

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  10. wow! That background is out of this world!!!!

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  11. WOW! That is a spectacular weaved background, Carol! Pure genius!
    x Asha

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  12. Holy cow, Carol, this is in my Top Ten Cards of 2016!! I literally gasped when I saw this spectacular creation! Pinning!! Hugs, Darnell

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    1. Darnell, you are so sweet!! Thank you so much! Hugs to you!

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  13. Congratulations for being spotted by MFT! This card is so awesome!!!

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  14. How clever is that! Love it. Must give it a shot.

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  15. How clever is that! Love it. Must give it a shot.

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  16. Absolutely LOVE your card. Please tell me about the badge. Are there other badges to earn?

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  17. Fabulous card! I love the woven mat, and it makes a great backdrop for your vase of flowers.

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  18. Fabulous card! I love the woven mat, and it makes a great backdrop for your vase of flowers.

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  19. This is really a lovely card - so elegant and different. I am going to have to try this out. You also did a beautiful job on the vase and flowers!

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  20. This is so creative. love it. thanks for sharing.

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  21. Very cool. I love this card. Thank you for showing how to make that background.

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