Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Something new....

I have "belonged" to Splitcoast Stampers for some time now but honestly, I have never been able to figure out the site so unfortunately my "uploads" are minimal over there.  It is my aim to change that in 2013 however and today I plan to enter their LOVEFEST challenge.  It actually sounds pretty fun and I wanted to try my hand at another white on white "romantic" card.  I did bend to the color demon on this card....it really called out to me to add  more than just white.  I got this birdcage die at my favorite little scrapbook store that unfortunately went out of biz last December.  So sad....I sure miss the ladies from there!  Anyways, I purchased this die at a deep discount and have been waiting for a time to use it.  It seemed to me to just whisper "love and romance" and so I think it will be one I turn to time and again for Valentine's, Anniversary and Wedding cards.  I love the blue combo that I used also.....isn't it soothing?  All dies and embossing folders are from Spellbinders and the little birds are a Martha Stewart punch.  I also plan to enter this into the Die Cut Diva's Untraditional Valentines Challenge.  The Splitcoast Stampers Lovefest Challenge is sponsored by Simon Says Stamp and it is called Die Crazy.  And lately, I have been so Die Crazy!  I think it is because I traded up on my die cutting machine to a Grand Caliber which I like very much.  I like the fact that I can cut  many dies out at once....in fact often I am able to cut all the dies that I want for a particular card at the same time.  And, if I don't have alot of die cuts to make for a certain card I go ahead and cover random dies with scrap paper in order to maximize my plate pass through.  Anyway, here is my card...I lightly chalked the embossed sections of the die cut using the die as a stencil.  I have never done that before and thought that I would be making a mistake but I actually ended up liking it quite a bit.  Maybe I wouldn't with ink....maybe that would be to intense...but the chalk worked out just fine.


And here is the inside of the card.


I love this little saying....and after inking it with some Mememto Bahama Blue I traced over it with a glitter pen.  Well, I do have so much else to share...we have had quite a few busy weeks lately and I want to tell you all about it but will wait for another time :-D

Take care and Be well,
Sheila

11 comments:

Barb said...

Wowsers! What a stunning card, Sheila! The colors are beautiful! I clicked on the photo to have a larger look and I LOVE the two glittery doves, the pretty gems and your amazing bow with flowers! All fabulous details! :)

Cindy C. said...

How beautiful!!

rcwidow (Linda) said...

This is just beautiful Sheila! perfect for the challenges!

Cindy Groh said...

Beautiful card.

Hannah F said...

Such a lovely card! I'm glad you are having fun with our challenge on the DCD blog. :)

Dawn Turley said...

OMG - you are so the Queen of Die Cuts Sheila. This is totally stunning.

joy said...

You have certainly mastered that Grand Caliber - what a beautiful card, Sheila! Good luck in the challenges.

Maureen Morton said...

Wow, Sheila - this is such a beauty! Those touches of turquoise really pop the white. This design is such a serious knock-out! Good luck with the challenges. Really enjoyed the pool pix on FB - great family you got there, girlfriend.

Jenni's Jems said...

Aw Sheila this is absolutely stunning the colourand the layout are just perfect! can you hear how much I love it hee he p.s found a bowmaker thank you x

Sasha said...

Love the white on turquoise, Sheila. Beautifully embossed and such lovely dies! Gorgeous card! x

Arlene said...

Just lovely - really breathtaking.