Friday, April 20, 2018

It's Fussy & Fancy Time!

Hello Everyone!
It's time once again for a new challenge over at the 
 Today's theme was chosen by our very talented Gina, and our theme is . . .

Add a Die Cut

Here's my creation . . .

I die cut the Sue Wilson striplet die from the front of my A6 card front then added a scrap piece of designer paper to the inside (back of front cover) for color.  I also die cut my Sue Wilson grape leaves from a scrap of that same designer paper and added Memento 'Bamboo Leaves' ink to the edges for a contrast in color.

Using Tim Holtz Oxide Distress Inks (Pistachio & Wilted Violet), I sponged ink onto a scrap of white card stock before cutting out my Happy Birthday sentiment ... laying the dies in the middle of the two colors. 

The same Wilted Violet ink was used on the upper lace panel to give it the appearance of hanging grapes (did it work?  lol).

 Dies used are:

Sue Wilson 'Greek Island' Collection

Sue Wilson Designs - Greek Island Collection - Corner. Border & Tag
Sue Wilson Designs - Striplet - Regal
Tutti Designs 'Happy' and 'Birthday' Word Sets

 TUTTI-228  Word Set - Happy
 TUTTI-229  Word Set - Birthday

Joanna Sheen Signature Dies 'Grace Lace Border' 

  - Click to enlarge

 I do hope you will come join in our challenge fun!  See you there!

Thanks so much for stopping by and as always . . .


scrAPpamondo said...

Wow!!! Amazing card!! Great choice of colours and diecuts, LOVE your design!!
And that blended negative is a delight, I'm sure that you will use it lately! :)

Beth Brovold said...

What a beautiful card Darlene...chalk full of fabulous die cuts!! Enjoy your weekend!
Take care,

Diane said...

Beautiful card and the colors are gorgeous, you have so many great dies that Bette and I are going to come and live in your house while you are gone so we can use them all...LOL!!

Leslie Miller said...

Holy grape leaves, Darlene, this is gorgeous! Wow, you sure used your dies beautifully! Another great use for the striplet die, and I'm flabbergasted by how you made that lace border look like grape clusters. This is amazing!

Gina Knott said...

This is an amazing card Darlene! I love your design and fabulous colours and the die cuts are gorgeous.
Gina xx

Donna Phelan said...

OH this is fabulous! Love the grape leaves and how just by coloring that lace border a bit you actually made it look like clusters of grapes! CLEVER! Oooh you could may wine bottle tags! FUN!

Conniecrafter said...

Oh Wow, totally Stunning, I just love the use of the border and it totally gave me the thought of grapes, love the extra sponging you did on the leaves, makes them extra special, like the peeking through to the green background with that lovely die and two toning the sentiment was a special top it off to the card!

Tone K. said...

So beautiful! :)
Great colors and so pretty dies :)

Autumn Clark - SewPaperPaint said...

This is so incredibly beautiful and creative Darlene! The lace looks like hanging grapes and I just love the effect! Brilliant design work. Hugs, Autumn