Tuesday, January 14, 2014

To die for!

Gosh, don't you love all the dies that are out there! I keep buying them! They take up so little room!  I traveled to Buffalo Stamps and Stuff on Saturday with my friend, Lisa.  We shopped there for several hours.  Among the many new things, Sharon had many of the new Memory Box/Poppystamps dies!

The new ones on my card (which I made to thank Lisa for a thoughtful Christmas gift) are the bunnies (adorable) and the climbing vine (lovely!).  I have had the window for awhile and not used it.  The cat is from the set by Impression Obsession.
The brick embossing folder is from Tim Holtz.  I embossed cream paper and then followed Kittie747s instruction to ink it with Tea Dye and then Fired Brick distress ink pads.  You can just rub the stamp pad directly on the card stock.  Then sponge a bit of tea dye in between the bricks. My window is built by cutting two of the die from black card stock and sandwiching the dp and dimensionals in between them. Of course, the cat is tucked in as well as the piece of doily.  then the whole window was taped to the card front.
The bunnies were cut from kraft card stock and then inked with tea dye and walnut, just like the cat (but the cat was cut from cream paper).
The flowers on the vine are from the "flower mound" (Poppystamps or Memory Box-I don't really understand if they are the same company or two different ones!) I inked some pink card stock with Rose ink and then cut the die.  Place the flowers on a sponge pad (like a mouse pad) and poke them with a stylus to get them to curl, then glue on. (Kittie does some amazing tutorials!)

Well, that's it for tonight!
See you soon!  You have until Thursday to enter Just Us Girls challenge-Paper piecing.  See post below for details and links!


Lisa Kind said...

I just received this beauty in the mail and it is even more beautiful in person! I love getting happy from you! I didn't see that vine die in your basket! You must have snuck that in there! Lol! Thanks again for the card!

Sherri said...

This is just an adorable card. It's a whole story all by itself! Love the brick wall and the vines add such a beautiful touch.

Janice said...

So love this fab card! Outstanding little scene you've created. You are so right about there being loads of great dies out there. Might just have to follow you to see what you do with them all! Jx

Sandy said...

Love this scene and I do love cats!


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