Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Potted Roses

     Today I'm sharing another of my 'all die cuts' cards.  I love doing these when I travel and don't have all my coloring tools with me.  It's easy to do a bunch of die cuts of varied subjects and colors ahead of time, then pack them away carefully between 2 pieces of cardboard.  Pop those into a plastic bag, add a glue pen, and you have everything ready for card making on the run.  :-D


     For this one, I cut the roses twice, one green and one yellow, using a die from Cottage Cutz.  The plant pot was cut with a Cheery Lynn die, and the butterfly (both layers) is Impression Obsession.  The "Hello" sentiment was done with a Poppy Stamps die.  I had a scrap of pale green, checked, dp which I used for the background.

     For the roses, I cut the flowers off the yellow die cut and layered them onto the green die cut.  I used white gel ink to highlight them and added tiny gems for a touch of sparkle.  I used the gel  pen on the pot as well.  The butterfly was highlighted with pencil and gel ink before adding gold pearls to the body.

     The sentiment was added last.  I wanted the die cuts to be the focus so no ribbons, no 3D flowers, no embellies, just the dp and the die cuts for something CAS.

     Challenges:
Addicted to CAS
CARDZ TV
Crafting from the Heart
Crafting with Friends
Crafty Creations
Crazy for CAS
Incy Wincy (1 word senti/creature/checks)
Jo's Scrap Shack
Outlawz Greetings
Star Stampz

     That's all I have for this hot summer day.  We've already had more 100F+ days in a row than we normally have all summer long so I'm done with summer!  I'm ready for rain, cool days, falling leaves, and something better than the weathermen saying, "105 again today."  Yuck.

     Happy Crafting.  NanaConnie

12 comments:

Linda Simpson said...

This is beautiful in its simplicity! Take care and have a wonderful day.
Hugs
Linda xxx

jimlynn said...

I'm with you on being done for summer! This has gone on long enough now and it's time to move on.
Love your card and all those cute die cuts. They all go together perfectly to make a beautiful card.
Lynn

Daffodil Cards said...

So pretty Connie, love the green and yellow it's so fresh. Also it's a Lovely design.
Faith
x

Lori Kobular said...

Such a sweet and pretty card! I really love the flower pot ~ is that design on the paper or from the die?

Nana Connie said...

Lori, the design on the flower pot is from the die, including the flower which I colored with white gel pen.

Teresa Arsenault said...

Really sweet!

Karen C said...

Gorgeous! Thanks for playing along at Incy Wincy!
Hugs,
Karen C

Angela B said...

Thank you so much for entering the Monday Greetings challenge at The Outlawz Challenges this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
Happy crafting,
Angela
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Dmitry L said...

Very beautiful and summery card! Thank you, dear NanaConnie, for joining the challenge at Crafting from the Heart that we are sponsoring! Good luck with your entry!
We have monthly challenges on our Challenge blog Fabrika Fantasy Digis, and we would love to invite you to join us there too. Thank you again!

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creationsnz said...

Hi NanaConnie, what a great idea for travelling. SO glad you joined us for Incy Wincy TicTacToe challenge, CarolG

Anna-Karin said...

Great work! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations. Anna-Karin DT

Yvonne van Bruggen said...

Lovely card! Thank you for joining us at Crazy for CAS!