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Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Dies R Us ... Fishy, Fishy

Hello Everyone!
Today I have a fun creation to share with you and it's actually
something that's 'outside my wheelhouse'!  
(I'm more of a foo-foo vintage kind of gal, lol)


See what I mean?  LOL ... by no means does this card any vintage foo-foo!
But again ... it was fun to 'think outside the box' to create something new & fresh!

To be totally honest, I had a new order of dies on my table that had yet to be put away and I thought I'd just pull a few out and see what could be created with them.  The dies I've used are . . .



Memory Box 'Garland Greens' #99229 (presently OOS)

Confession Time . . .
OKAY ... so while I was typing up this post and looking at my card more closely,  I decided I didn't like how the 'greenery' was just popping up out of no where so decided to see how I could 'fix that issue'.  Here's what I came up with ... what do you think?
Do you like the original or the 'fixed' version??

I grabbed another new die from the pile called 'Grass Border' by Precious Marieke (#PM10002) and die cut a piece from the same garden green card stock. Well, actually I ended up cutting two pieces.  Once I attached the first strip (which didn't go end to end), I decided to cut another and fill in each end so it went across the entire bottom panel.  


Of course I couldn't leave well enough alone!
Then decided to grab my Spectrum Noir GB10 alcohol marker and
give this 'bottom grass' a contrasting color.


So there you have it ... the final version of the front of my card!  LOL!
(What can I say ... it was a work in progress!  LOL)

BUT WAIT ... then I saw the original teal blue 'bubbles' I had cut (which looked horrible on the front) and decided they would be the perfect accent for the inside of my card!  Why not!  Right!  You can't just throw away perfectly good bubbles!!  LOL


Thanks for sticking with me through this long post!
I hope you'll take the time and pop over to our Dies R Us store!  
There are so many wonderful die cutting companies to choose from ...
I'm sure you'll find exactly what you might be looking for (and more, lol) !!!

Remember, there is a new inspiration sample shared each and every day of the month
on our Dies R Us Inspiration Blog using a variety of dies from several different companies.
Then of course you'll want to come join us at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog.
There's a new challenge theme offered on the 1st & 15th of each month with
a gift voucher prize to one lucky winner each challenge!

OH!  And did you know we have a FB Page and PINTEREST Page?
I hope you'll check out all the fabulous fun going on through DIES R US!!

Challenges to share in:
Die Cuttin Divas Challenge - Anything Goes with Dies (6/6)
Shopping our Stash Challenge - The 4 Elements [I chose Water] (6/6)
Crafting from the Heart Challenge - Anything Goes

Till next time . . . 
And, as always . . .

Recipe:
Papers:  SU Bermuda Bay cs, White cs, Lime green cs, SU Garden green cs, DCWV bubbles designer paper
Dies:  Linked above
Stamps/Inks:  Stampabilities/Versafine Onyx, Brilliance galaxy gold, Tim Holtz Salty Ocean, Joann Essentials White craft
Accessories:  Sponge daubers, Pop dot, Spectrum Noir alcohol marker