DeeDee's Digis Friends Forever

Good evening on this last night in February 2015. Gosh is this year speeding by or what? We've had 2 snows and tonight we're told to expect some freezing rain to move in around midnight. I'm ready for Spring!

Our DD & SIL were up last week for a few was lovely to see them, but the occasion was to close on the sale of their house up in our area, and supervise the movers in emptying the house. We're pretty sad about it, as we had so hoped SIL would like his job here in SC and that DD would move up here. Not to be. He has accepted a job in Seattle, Washington, and we really hope she'll stay in Florida where she will be closer to us. That's life. Sometimes I have a hard time accepting things.

Anyway, this cute digi from DeeDee's Digis has been in the works for many days, and I just couldn't get my mood up to go work on it. Finally finished it this evening, and the construction is a first attempt for me. I've received these 'flip' cards (I guess that's the right term), but I had never made one. So please be kind!  :-D  This was the digi of the month for February.

- the orange stripe background was made using Yellow, Orange and Light Brown Brusho crystals on Bristol Smooth W/C paper. Once it dried, used a MBox stencil and some Viva Modellier Crème (904 - a copper paste) to get some dimension & texture - thinking tiger stripes, ya know?

- trimmed this stripe piece to the size needed, adhered temporarily to the brown card base, and die cut the opening with a Sizzix die (no name, it was part of a magnetic platform purchase). Made sure that the die size used was the next size up from what had cut out the digi pieces.

Prior to permanently adhering the stripe piece to the brown, used a couple drops of Glossy Accents to glue a piece of dental floss top & bottom at the center of the opening, and on the brown base. Once that Dried, glued the stripe piece down permanently.

- Added tape on the front die cut of the tigers, and laid it over the dental floss so that it was centered, and then applied the back side of the tigers - and Voila, it did flip back n forth when the front is open. (and yes, the floss came out from the top and I had to figure out how to get it inserted back between the edges without destroying the card!) I have lots of practice yet to get this technique done properly!

- Two prints of the back image of the tigers were printed. One was die cut. Found a piece of thin wood paper and used a portion of the die to cut it to cover what is on the bottom of the digi. I wanted my tigers setting on a piece of wood as they thought about Life. Glued it down, held it with tiny clothes pins until it seemed stuck pretty well. Had fussy cut the 2nd tiger image, so that the tails would be hanging down over the wood; glued that fussy cut to the 1st image to form the flip piece.
- Sentiments are from the same DeeDee's Friends Forever set.  Used a S/B label die to cut out the front & interior sentiments, another Brusho background for the front sentiment mat, and the interior background as well.
Inside of the card. I think I will take a brown copic and cover up this white that is showing in the aperture (at least in the photo...guess I was struggling with the construction of this one, that I didn't notice the white at first!). Also didn't know how to add the inside sentiment w/out it showing from the front. Advice anyone????
I've been having lots of fun with the Brusho-s. Also had some fun with this cute DeeDee's Digi. Alas, I didn't get the card finished in time to play in the February month's challenge, but maybe next month! I hope you'll have time to pop over for a visit at DeeDee's Digis. I'm certain you'll find some images that you will just fall in love with!
In the meantime, thanks for joining me this evening. I hope you'll like my experiments, and now Mr. is downstairs with our Saturday night pizza, and I'm off to enjoy Mr. & Tom Selleck. What more could a lady ask for on a cold Saturday night????Big Hugs & God Bless. 


  1. Hi Mary. What a delightful front and back card....super image and colours of your back ground paper are so suited. Enjoy Mr and

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  2. What a great card, Mary! I really enjoyed using this digi set from DeeDee. I've never heard of Brusho before but it made a lovely background. We are getting another 5 inches of snow tonight. I hope they are wrong about your freezing rain. Thanks for stopping by my blog and becoming a follower. Have a wonderful weekend!

  3. Jill I hear what you are saying about having your daughter close! The hardest part of parenting is letting them go!
    Love your card, and the humour of the back and front of the tigers. Great front to the card too with the colours and texture.

  4. Brilliant, absolutely fantastic effect on your wonderful card.
    Loving the background, image, fantastic colouring and great design.
    Stay warm and safe in your snowy weather. We still have snow on the hills thankfully down here in the valley we had rain yesterday. Today looks like it could be good.

    Patricia x

  5. Fab card.

    Hope the freezing rain doesn't cause any damage.

    I know it's not the same, but you can Skype your daughter and I'm sure she'll visit as often as she can.

    Hope you have a nice day. Sue

  6. I've been allocated half an hour before system restoration continues, then fingers crossed my computer activities will be back to normal. So quickly popping in say what lovely work Mary.

    B x

  7. Brilliant card Mary, I love that fun Tiger image also the background it looks amazing.
    lorraine x

  8. This is a lovely card Mary, love the sentiment. I don't like to think of you feeling sad so here is a (hug) xx

  9. You did a great job on your first flip card, Mary!!! The stripy paper on the front goes so nicely with the adorable tigers!!!! Such a sweet card, Mary!!!
    Hope you enjoyed those pizzas and I know you enjoyed Tom!!!!! ( me the lady who does not enjoy Tom!!! LOL!!!)
    Have a lovely Sunday!!!!

  10. Very nice job with this cute image and great sentiment. This card had a lot of work put into it and we can see that in the end result. Enjoy your day.

  11. Wow, this is an awesome card Momma Mary! I love that background you made with the brusho's!! So you also used some kind of past over it too to give those stripes some texture, it looks amazing. I love those tigers too, they are to cute and I love how your card flips back and forth between the two images. I've only ever did this once and it's not as easy as it looks! lol You did a great job with it Momma Mary. I love their tails hanging over the wood. I'm not sure what white you are talking about. Not that I would have any advice to give. Your card is perfect to my eyes! lol Hugs, Brenda

  12. Just catching up on your fab creations Mary I love this one:) lots of huggles Sue xx

  13. Well, if aren't you the smart and creative one today! LOVE what you did with that image Mary. The background is yummy looking too.
    Know it was good to see your daughter but like you said, that's a long way away where your son in law will be going. Hugs!

  14. Hi Margaret, love your card. The brusho stripes are a great idea. Having a front and back to the swinging bit was inspirational. x

  15. Your cool tigers are just so much fun, Mary ... the brusho/stencilled framing is inspired ... it really does look like tiger stripes! Love that sentiment ... it's fabulous! Hugs, Anita :)

  16. I think this card gorgeous Mary and such a lot of work you have put into it. I love the background using the dimensional paste which goes beautifully, and you have coloured your tigers excellently. With regard to the inside sentiment mat another way would be to make it from the same die and line it up with the outside one, but to be honest as soon as the card is open or viewed from another angle it doesn't line up anyway so I think really it is great as it is. Sorry SIL's job is taking him further away. I understand how you feel when family are a long way away and it is sometimes hard to take. x

  17. Oh my gosh, this is so adorable, Mary!! You did an amazing job with the flip card!! I love the tigers!! The design and details are just fabulous!! What a fun card!! Have a great day :)

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  18. Love this flip card! How fun to see the backs of the tigers too! We've had the same Winter weather that you've had. The freezing rain didn't last long and now it's just a COLD rain that's not glazing everything. Stay safe and warm!

  19. A wonderful design Mary, I love those puddy cats!!
    Hugs Jacee
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  20. fantastic flip card mary, love the front n back images, great colour on your background..

  21. A brilliant card! I love the cute images, with the backs of the tigers on the other side. Great design. xx

  22. Mary, this is just your sweet pair of critters.

  23. WOW what a wonderful front and back card, it is so inspiring, thanks for sharing the pics.
    I wish you a happy new week,
    big hugs Anja

  24. Fantabulous card, Mary! I love the inside and out with your tiger images - but what I most like is your amazing background done in tiger stripes! Wow! Hope your week is happy, and that all is going well for you. hugs, de

  25. Your striped background is fabulous to go with those tigers. I've never made a flip card so if you're needing advice on any part of it, I'm not your person. :-) Your card looks great to me.

    Oh, I feel so bad for you about your SIL finding another job far away and possibly your daughter moving a greater distance away. I know she isn't close enough now. I know all about that with my youngest son 8 hours away.

  26. The striped paper is so perfect for these tigers. I love how this design shows both the fronts and backs of the animals, a really clever design!

  27. Hi Mary. Just catching up on some long overdue visiting!! :) LOVE this card. The brushos background is gorgeous, especially the front with the textured paste on top! Loll xx