Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Wishing You Happiness . . .

Hello Dear Friends!
Today I have a card to share for the Dies R Us Inspiration Blog.
This creation is a little outside my wheelhouse but it's been on my mind and finally got around to putting it together and had a great time doing it.


I have seen other creations similar to this out in blogland and was always in awe of 
how great they look ... so here's my attempt!

It all started with this Memory Box Graceful Branch Oval die, two clear panels (cut from die cut packaging) and an A2 card base which I've sponged with Tim Holtz Broken China distress ink to create the water color.

Memory Box - Dies - Graceful Branch Oval


 















I actually attached one clear panel to the front and the other to the back of my die cut panel.  Don't ask me why ... just felt like the right thing to do ... lol.  You could probably get away with just the outside panel.


Next I sponged some green distress ink onto a scrap of white card stock and dies cut a few Frantic Stamper 'Shoreline Reeds' to give additional dimension to my scene.

Lastly I added dimension tape around my branch panel, sprinkled in a few sequins and adhered my branch panel to the front of my card. 

I felt it needed a little 'something' so created a sentiment tag using the Poppystamps 'Stitched Main Street Tag' set.  The sentiment is from a very old Stampin' Up stamp set and I've added a touch of baker's twine and matching sequins just to pull it all together and add movement. 


A 'squiggle' of Waterfall Stickles around the outside edge not only hides my attachment adhesive but I think finishes the water scene I was going for.  What do you think?

Here's a list of all the dies used today:
Memory Box Graceful Branch Oval 
Poppy Stamps 'Stitched Main Street Tag' (sorry Out of Stock)
Frantic Stamper 'Angel Fish'
Frantic Stamper ' Shoreline Reeds'

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5 comments:

  1. Oh isn't that FINtastic?!?! I love the layering you have here, it gives your creation so much depth and dimension! This is amazing! So creative....love it!

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  2. Sometimes it just a matter of getting started... and then you come up with something as awesome as this! Your card has lots of great underwater movement and it looks fantastic. I need to do a beachy card and I've been dragging my feet. Got all the right dies and just need to sit down and do it.

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  3. This is just stunning what you created. I love the 3D effect here and I feel like I should be feeding these fish - love those die cuts you used too!!!!

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  4. You have created a great underwater scene, terrific layering and dimension you have here, so cool!

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Darlene