Friday, March 16, 2018

Dies R Us Inspiration - Happy Birthday

Hello friends ...
 Today I have a card to share for the Dies R Us Inspiration Blog
and it's a birthday card that I think could be used for either a man or a woman!

I recently purchased this Memory Box Cat Tail Sunrise die and couldn't wait to create with it!

Memory Box - Dies - Cat Tail Sunrise

The first thing I did was die cut it from white card stock then color it using my Spectrum Noir alcohol markers.

Next I wanted to create my background.  So, using a 4x6 panel of watercolor paper, I die cut a large rectangle using the Tutti Designs 'Cross Stitched Nesting Rectangles then got busy with watercoloring both panels.  The outside panel using Tim Holtz Oxide 'Amber' and the center panel using Tim Holtz Oxide 'Broken China'.

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Once I put my panels together and adhered the Cat Tail Sunrise panel,
I decided to make it a birthday card and used the Penny Black 'Your Day' birthday greeting die.

Penny Black - Dies - Your Day

Next came the Cheery Lynn Designs 'Lace Corner Deco E' corner embellishments.  This set of corner dies happens to be one of my favorites.  They are just the right size and there are THREE different patterned dies in the set.  How cool is that!!

Cheery Lynn Designs - Lace Corner Deco E

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So there you have it!!
I hope you've enjoyed what I've shared today!

Here's one more peek at the finished card . . .

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Challenges to share in:
Always Happy Birthday March Challenge - ATG
Creatalicious Challenge #135 - ATG option/birthday
The Creative Crafters Challenge #2 - ATG

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Diane said...

Gorgeous use of that die and creative as well. Love all the pretty extra touches you added too, like the corner edges, I never remember to use them!

Donna Phelan said...

This is beautiful, so serene! I actually see this view quite often on my walks! The earlier the better! ;)

Vickie Y said...

Beautiful! Love the sunshine.

scrAPpamondo said...

Your card has an adorable, warm and peaceful feel!! Great use of that die!!

Conniecrafter said...

Gorgeous, love that cattail die and the way you did the inlaid on it, like how you framed it and used the corner to balance off the sentiment!

Verna Angerhofer said...

A most gorgeous card. I really,I've the little scene you made.

Leslie Miller said...

Wow, this is amazing! Stop with those dies! I love the cattails and the yellow and your background. Ohhh, I love it all!

Janis Lewis said...

Beautiful birthday card! Thanks for sharing at Always Happy Birthday.

Elizabeth Hart said...

Love this outside scene and the beautiful sky that you created. Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Creatalicious Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

Jackie C said...

Very clever. well done! So glad you shared with us at Creatalicious. Good luck hun, Jackie DT xx

Neva Zver said...

What a darling card! Thank you for sharing your wonderful project with us at Creatalicious Challenges . Hugs Neva

Ines said...

Gorgeous card:)Thanks for playing with us at The Creative Crafters:)Ines DT

Melanie said...

A wonderful card!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes with optional birthday” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

(DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

(DT Crafty Friends)

(DT The Sketchy Challenges)

(DT Stempel-Magie)

PS: Sorry for the late comment, life had been very busy these past weeks…