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5/19/2015

Happy Little Stampers Challenge for May 2015

Hi, and welcome. I've been trying for quite some time to get something finished that would fit into the Happy Little Stampers Challenge. Finally I did get something that I think will work. In fact, 2 somethings! Lately I've been trying to finish up a bunch of UFO's, that have been hanging around - seems like forever. Hunting for some things I ordered, put in a safe place...and can't find. Finding other things that I'd looked for earlier. Sound familiar?

First though, help me welcome a new friend, Kathy, of KTKrafts.  Please take a few moments to go over, enjoy Kathy's wonderful blog, and say hello. You won't be sorry you did! It's been a while since I had a new follower (have been seeing them disappear, then reappear), so it was happy, happy to see a new friendly face show up in the pictures' list.

Now, on to the card:


- MBox Ringo Tile die* cut out the white c/s, and Sizzix XandO EF. It is not showing well, but there are 2 scored lines separating the embossed section and the panel. Behind the panel is a previously done spray piece (believe it was Dylusions..I've been experimenting with Brusho-s and Dylusions - so there's plenty of background pieces. I _should_ write on the back of the piece what product was used, but ...)

- Frantic Stamper sentiment die cut from the same color.

- added a few sequins...and folks, that's my CAS!

*First tried die cutting the MB die with some textured Win-Win c/s (it's like Bazzill). Did lots of passes, but it did not cut well. Added a metal shim, still not a clean cut. Tried with varying thin card stocks...flipping & rotating the die as it was being cut. After working with some good sharp scissors to cut out bits of the panel, I gave it up. Decided to try one more time with just the cheap Walmart brand of GP cardstock, just a few back n forth passes - no shims - the die cut very cleanly. Only had to poke out just a couple of bits. The main panel was raised up on thin white fun foam - a technique I've seen Jennifer McGuire doing lately.

I'm off to link up with Happy Little Stampers Challenge for May 2015.

Thanks for joining me today, big hugs all round, and hope if you've not been feeling well lately, that you're on the mend! God Bless.

33 comments:

Liz said...

Oh WOW! I love this! Gorgeous coloured strip behind the the a fabulous die cut panel. Just beautiful! xx

Kathy said...

Fantastic card! I haven't tried Brusho-s or Dylusions yet but they look like something I would love! Thanks so much for the shout out and for your nice comments. TTFN. Kathy

cuilliesocks said...

Hello Mary, your card is lovely beautiful die and embossed background, the splash of colour makes it all pop, hugs Kate x

Sue said...

Loving the card Mary.

Hope you've had a good day. Sue

Jacee said...

So gorgeous Mary, I love how you have done the lettering, it looks lovely!
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Rita said...

Love your card Mary. Sorry I have not been around. Hugs Rita xxxx

Pat said...

This is very pretty Mary and your sprayed piece of card behind the die and for the sentiment are lovely and look great against the white embossing. I love sequins too which finish it perfectly. x

Jean said...

I love your coloured panel you used behind the lovely die cut and for the lettering. It looks fabulous against the white embossing. A beautiful CAS card.
Jean x

Lisa said...

This is gorgeous, Mary!! I love the colors!! They look amazing!! The texture is fabulous!! What a beautiful card this is!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Kathleen said...

CAS but very effective, brilliant card.

Kath x

Carol said...

This is gorgeous Mary, the inked panel is very pretty. Your house sounds like mine lol...I'm sure someone comes and moves everything! Carol x

Veerle said...

Love your cas card Mary, looks very beautiful. Hugs, Veerle x

Carol L said...

I absolutely LOVE this card Mary! Those blended colors look stunning with the partially embossed background and delicate die cuts! I bought an overall die at a show once that I have yet to be able to cut!! I rolled, turned, shimmed, taped, switched cardstocks and nuffin worked, so I'm glad you were able to find something compatible! Well done!

pam said...

Beautiful card design Mary, love the colors and see through panel with gorgeous embossing.
Hugs Pam x

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful CAS card love the embossing and coloured strip
Carol x

Donna Hanley said...

Very pretty card. I love that paper and the embossing is lovely as well. Enjoy your evening.

jimlynn said...

A clean and simple beauty! I love that gorgeous die you used and the multi color on the sentiment. Beautiful!
Lynn

Cathy said...

Hi Mary, what a beautiful card, I love the brusho panel, such pretty colours. I love the partial embossing too and the diecut in the matching colours! Thankyou for your lovely comments on my blog too :) Cathy x

Brenda said...

Wow, this is a beautiful card Momma Mary! I do that background under that die cutout, so beautiful. Your "faith" die word is beautiful too, love the colors you have used on this one. I love the embossing too. I just love embossing and don't use it near enough! I will catch up with you at chemo tomorrow. Hugs, Brenda

Maxine D said...

Mary this is fabulous - love that you have used the back ground paper for both the die cut and the panel.
Blessings
Maxine

Asha said...

You are right! It has been a while. SO glad to see your work again. This is so perfectly CAS, Mary. That cut cut border is stunning. Hope you are well.
hugs, Asha

aussie aNNie said...

Great card and love the embossing. This has been created with the most gorgeous colours used...love the simple sentiment in those same colours.xxx
{aNNie My Personal Blog}

Kath said...

A fabulous card and I'm glad to hear that I'm not the only one that has problems cutting intricate dies!
Kath x

Donna said...

Beautiful card! Love the pop pf color on the white. Your embossing and die cut are fabulous! Happy Wednesday!

Marilyn said...

Gorgeous card!!

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

This is gorgeous Mary! I love the CAS design and that embossing down the right hand side! Have a lovely day! Hazel xx

Loll said...

So beautiful Mary. I LOVE your sprayed background behind the gorgeous, intricate die-cut panel.

It's so fun experimenting with sprays and brushos ... I also have a HUGE stash of backgrounds. :)

Thanks for playing along at Happy Little Stampers. xx

Bonnie said...

Love that pretty tile, Mary! Sorry it didn't cut well. I hate when that happens... Love the beautiful colors of the background and a new to me EF! I thought of the fun foam as I was putting on a ton of dimensionals this morning. I need to think of it BEFORE I start. At least I'm remembering to start with the Misti!

Donna said...

Gorgeous card, your colors are just fabulous, off to read about Brusho!

Petra Swart said...

What a beautiful CAS card, Mary!!!! Love the beautiful coloured strip and the dry embossing!!! The sentiment and the three sequins finish it off perfectly!!!
Hugz

Pia S said...

A lovely no stamping card. I find those quite hard to do. The colors pop so nicely from all the white.

Anita in France said...

So striking and lovely, Mary ... gorgeous texture and colours and fabulous bold die cut sentiment! Hugs, Anita :)

Faith A said...

Love this beautiful card, well worth the effort of keeping at cutting the die. Great colouring behind it and love the rest embossed.