Saturday, March 18, 2017

A Tisket ... A Tasket ...

Hello All!
It's time for a new inspiration card designed for
using dies from the Dies R Us Store!

Did you know the First Day of Spring in Monday??
And, Easter will be right around the corner, so I have a fun
creation to share that will get you in the Springtime/Easter mood!

The color on this card is actually more of a rosy pink but for some reason my camera decided to make it more of an orangey/peach color... uugh!

Anyways, today I'm using up some oldies but goodies!  Which includes some old Stampin' Up papers,  dies I've never used before as well as  ribbon I've had in my stash from Really Reasonable Ribbon and have never tied a bow with until today!  Oh yea ... and the Impression Obsession bunny (DIE168) was laying on my worktable so he got included in today's design too.

Tutti Designs - Dies - Easter Flower Basket

After die cutting my Tutti Easter Flower Basket die, I colored it using Spectrum Noir alcohol markers.  It's a beautiful open weave die but I wanted to make the basket portion solid so the background papers didn't show through.  To do this I simply used a scrap of white card stock and sponged some color onto it using Tim Holtz 'Antique Linen' & 'Brushed Corduroy'.  Then I attached my basket to the sponged panel and fussy cut around it.  Viola!

The left side background panel is actually the reverse side of the SU design paper I used for the background.  Instead of just leaving the panel as a straight cut, I decided to use the Sue Wilson 'Gemini Die ' Phoenix' to cut along the one edge to dress it up a bit.
Sue Wilson Designs - Gemini Collection - Phoenix

Challenges to share in:
Dragons Lair Designs March Challenge - ATG w/twist-spring flowers
Jo's Scrap Shack FFC#180 - ATG
Really Reasonable Ribbon - Spring/Easter with Ribbon
Moving Along With the Times - Handmade or Die Cut Flowers

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. 
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Hope to see you there!
As always . . .

Papers:  White cs, Ivory cs, Stampin' Up designer paper
Dies:  Sue Wilson 'Gemini Dies - Phoenix' CED4401, Cheery Lynn Designs 'Lace Corner Deco E' #B165, Impression Obsession 'Bunnies' DIE168, Tutti Designs 'Easter Flower Basket' #257, Tutti Designs 'Stitched Nesting Rectangles' #217
Accessories:  Really Reasonable Ribbon, Craft-Dee Bowz bow maker, dimensional tape, Tim Holtz distress inks, large sponge daubers,


Lia said...

I can feel spring in every inch of your amazing card!!
Lia xx

Donna Phelan said...

Beautiful basket, gorgeous tulips! This just screams SPRING! I know it's on the calendar next week, but will it show up? Oh how I long for the warmth of Jan & Feb lol Love your creation, fabulous dies!

Conniecrafter said...

I am so enjoying all the beautiful baskets I have been seeing lately and I love the egg included with the flowers in this spring basket!! Pretty coloring and love that you added the little bunny in their too ;), that is such a pretty border too, it all came together beautifully!

Karen Letchworth said...

Hi there, Dar! What a fabulous card, and I love that you've incorporated so many things from your workdesk. It's good to use some of those "neglected" items we tend to forget about, and it all came together so nicely. Thanks so much for sharing this lovely card in our Easter/Spring Challenge. It's perfect for this one, and I hope you'll stop by again soon.
Blessings to you,
Really Reasonable Ribbon

Leslie Miller said...

Isn't that a pretty basket! I have one basket die and it's very plain. I hope to use it this Easter, though, if I can pretty it up enough. Your card looks so gorgeous and I love the colors, even if they're not accurate in the photo. Cameras sure do odd things sometimes. I'm crying for spring to come. It's dark and rainy again today, but they say tomorrow should be nice. If only it would stick around for a while!

Jenny L said...

Hi Darlene,
oooooo! the colours on this lovely design are so very vibrant and lovely.
Gorgeous dies used and very creatively designed.
Beautiful colouring of the flowers.
Thank you for joining the MAWTT Challenge.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L. DT

Wendy L said...

So beautiful, love your basket of flowers, thanks for joining us at MAWTT. xxxx

Craft buddy said...

Great basket of flowers, such a cheerful card! Thanks for joining MAWTT! x Jessie

Granmargaret said...

Lovely card. Thank you for joining the challenge at Fun Day Friday. Hope to see you again next time.

Bonnie Garby said...

Beautiful card Darlene! Thanks so much for participating in our Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge.