Saturday, January 21, 2017

Dies R Us - Smile Be Happy

Hello Friends!
My Goodness!   I can't express how much fun I had creating today's card.  I purchased these dies from the Dies R Us Store at the end of summer and now that the holidays are over I finally have a chance to play with them. 

I just loved this Memory Box Graceful Branch Oval so once I die cut it from white card stock, I knew I needed to have a 'watery' background for my Frantic Stamper Sea Creatures Icons to swim in.  Here's a quick and easy way to create such a background.

 I cut a piece of white card stock the same size as my branch oval die cut panel.  First you'll want to ink it up using a lighter shade of blue then sponge the upper portion with a darker shade of blue.  Viola!

The other dies I have used in my creation are the Frantic Stamper Shoreline Reeds and the adorable Elizabeth Craft Rocky the Crab.  Faux stitching was done to bring attention to the ocean view panel.
Memory Box - Dies - Graceful Branch Oval
Elizabeth Craft Designs - Rocky the Crab

Remember, each an every day of the month there's a new inspiration sample shared on the blog by this fabulous design team.  Please be sure to pop in regularly.

Challenges to share in:
artbymiran Challenge #76 - Anything Goes
 Brown Sugar Challenge #234 - Anything Goes
 Crafting with Friends Challenge #35 - Anything Goes
Creative Corner Challenge - Very Funny
Creative Fingers Challenge #123 - Anything Goes
QKR Stampede Challenge 227 - Anything Goes or One for the Kids

And, don't forget to come join in the fun at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog.  There's a new challenge theme offered on the 1st and 15th of each month and one lucky randomly drawn winner will receive a gift voucher prize to the Dies R Us Store.  For your convenience, all the important Dies R Us links are provided below. 
Frantic Stamper - Dies - Shoreline ReedsFrantic Stamper - Dies - Sea Creatures Icons
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Thanks so much for stopping by today!
As Always . . .


KarinsArtScrap said...

fantastic and beautiful Darlene
Gr Karin said...

What a beautiful underwater scene you have created!

Donna Phelan said...

So FUN! What an awesome card and scene you have created! LOVE every single one of the dies used.....back to the store I go lol

Conniecrafter said...

Oh my goodness if anything will bring a smile it is this card, that is just way too cute!!

Leslie Miller said...

Wow! I don't think I ever would have thought of this for that Memory Box branch, but it's perfect and I love it! Look at all those fun dies and great design. So cute!

Flo said...

TY for sharing; I love seeing sea themes. 😍

Brenda's Card Corner said...

Fabulous card Darlene! Love the scene with all the awesome dies! Thanks for joining our challenge this week at QKR Stampede!

Brenda DT

Sherri said...

Wow, Darlene! This is just fantastic! Love your "watery" background and you have combined these dies into a fabulous card! This would bring a huge smile to anyone who got it! Thanks for joining our weekly challenge at QKR Stampede!

Unique trunk creations said...

Awesome.. Thanks for participating Brown sugar challenge blog
- Afreen ( BSCB DT)

Susan Sudbury said...

This is a fabulous card! Love the background, and how you've used all the different dies! Thank you for playing along with us at Creative Fingers 😊
Susan - DT