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!  :)



43 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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  22. Ingenious and beautifully simple. You have my vote!

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  23. hI,

    Where can I get the Stripped sentiment strip die

    Thank you

    Jan

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  24. Carol,can U plz. tell me how I can go abt. getting this same die-namic die U have to make that basket-weave card? Also I need the information to get that man's fishing card also plz.? TIA/GBU. By the way all of UR cards R absolutely beautiful.

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    1. Hello Rosie--I'm not able to reply to you directly as your setting is a "no-reply blogger" so I hope you see this reply. Thank you for your kind words about my cards! This die is by My Favorite Things and is called Striped Sentiment Strip die. I bought it from them online. The "man's fishing card" is, as I mentioned in my post, from Art Impressions, called Reel Great Guys. You can get it at artimpressions.com.

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  25. I’ve just come across your beautiful card. I love the colours you’ve chosen and the layout. Amazing!

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  26. I absolutely love this card I am definitely going to try your woven effect I just know it won't look as good as yours xxx

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  27. Have just spotted this card and it is stunning, will not be throwing my strips out any more

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  28. This is a beautiful card, thank you for telling how you made it. I’m Cori Young from Capel in Western Australia . And it’s 21/3/21.

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