Now, please help me welcome 2 new followers:
Diane of Stampinggrandma4
(can't find a blog for DeeDee, so please if you have a blog, do let me know so that I can share a link)
Thanks so much for becoming my newest followers, and I hope that my friends will surf over to say hi & enjoy a visit with you too. It's great to make new friends, and enjoy the wonderful projects that everyone posts.
Have just been trying to work on some UFO's while still not feeling tiptop (I'm getting there though, just a bit slowly!). Recently Dies R Us has been having some moving sales, so when I see dies at good prices - especially those background dies which can be a bit pricey - I've been succumbing. This is one from a recent sale:
Die-Versions Summer Flowers Background(Whispers DVW-364)...die cut from a previously created background, probably Dylusions sprays, from the Snippets Box. Very easy to cut this intricate die with the metal plate (not the Precision Plate though). A forward/backward pass, 2 times just to be certain all the bits cut from the thicker mixed media c/s - and Voila...easy-peasy.
- Colorbox 8x8 watercolor-marble paper (from Walmart for $5!) cut to fit the background die for the card front.
- McGill flower punch (old one-can't find a link) to cut some tiny flowers from snippets of previously created backgrounds & c/stock bits, add a center of Nuvo Crystal drops...
- Julie Ebersole sentiment Hello diecut from some rather glossy backing (a die was attached to this backing) - so it didn't need extra layers. Tried out an EP combination created from a very bright vivid green (can't think why I bought such a bold color), mixed with a Reflections white that looks more creamy than white. Probably should have done a black or dark blue for more contrast, but I did rather like the look of the combination powders. Just perhaps not so great on this card!
Recently took the Jennifer McGuire Heat Wave class, and one of the techniques was combining EP's to create different looks. So thought I'd try it with some colors I don't use very much. Good thing I had some empty containers from dumping frequently used EP's into Tupperware. I did wipe out the container very well, first though. Now just need to label that container so I know what color combo it is.
Added a beautiful new card to the Cards by Friends, so hope you'll have time to give a look-in. We feel so blessed receiving cards from the talented and thoughtful bloggers who send them to us.
Have a wonderful afternoon. Big Hugs & thanks for coming by. See ya.