Sunday, October 9, 2016

Working with a Large Intricate die

Hello friends!
I don't know about you, but I am quite addicted to misting and spraying bottles....

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I love creating my own color paper, the sprays and mist bottle thingy are quickly becoming my BFF.
It sure helps to create with a die like this gorgeous and intricate one.
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This die has "everything " you want in a Garland. 
The piece is just the right size and it speaks volumes.

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This is what I did...anyone can do it!

Step 1. spray/mist on watercolor paper and get some inky fun before bed time
Step 2. wake up to see your DIY color paper ---> all dry and ready for you
Step 3. take out your favorite new/old die and start die cutting

I am not sure if you noticed....but I actually used the negative part of the die as a stencil.
See the green behind the die? Yeah, that subtle difference make it SING!

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And voila! You've got yourself some unique and amazing pieces.
(this is the pie I made on Saturday)
Last but certainly not the least....
 Happy Thanksgiving to my fellow Canadian card makers!
Turkey and pumpkin pies are in order today.... :)
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20 comments:

Dawn Turley said...

Gorgeous Virginia. The colours you mixed together are lovely. Your pie looks so yummy. Happy Thanksgiving.

graham Brand said...

Beautiful card, Virginia. Made my pies yesterday, too! Happy Thanksgiving!

Teresa Doyle said...

Ooooh, this is so pretty Virginia, I love this die and all those pretty colours. Beautiful!
Happy Thanksgiving to you as well! We will be spending the day tomorrow with our children and grandsons at our cabin in the woods. Its by a lovely river surrounded by beautifully coloured leaves right now. We will have our meal there and carve pumpkins and make crafts with the boys. Can't wait!

Karen B. said...

Happy thanksgiving to you! What a beautiful card, I really need to try this soft coloring die cutting look!

~amy~ said...

Your card is BEAUTIFUL...such a fabulous way to spotlight that gorgeous die and it's still postal friendly.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Sheila H said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Virginia! I love the colors on your card. Those sprays are gorgeous.

conil said...

First off, hope you have/had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Secondly, you're well on your way to completing your Christmas cards, apparently. This one is beautiful...love that you used the negative to "shadow" your focal point. You're right, it does make it extra special.

Cathy Grant said...

First off, have to say I have enjoyed all of your inspiration and techniques! my question is, I noticed you used the nuvo drops, and wondered if you have a preference between them and the enamel accents?
Or is it just that nuvo has so many more colors? Thank you so much for sharing your creativity and artistic talent!

Virginia Lu said...

Thanks so much for the Thanksgiving wishes, everyone! The turkey has just gone to my oven heaven... :)

Hi, Cathy Grant: I love enamel Accents, however, I have very limited colors and I tend to use smaller size. So when I do want to use Enamel Accents, I almost always don't have the right size or colors! They are pretty expensive, too.
I am new to Nuvo (only have 4 colros so far), but they can be easily applied with various sizes and to the area I want (without worrying about whether it sticks or not). I like the neutral colors as they are like the new sequins without the fuss. Hope this answers your question.

Harriet said...

Lovely, lovely. I like your idea of creating paper, going to sleep and seeing a surprise in the morning. I am really impressed by your card. Yes, I did see your stenciling---brilliant!!! Happy Thanksgiving.

Greta said...

Wish I was at your house--the pie looks so yummy, Virginia! I almost bought that die yesterday, but didn't let myself as I have so much stuff already. Gorgeous card--great idea stenciling under the die cut!

Kara Lynne said...

Wonderful garland! I love all the color, and how your showcased it with a bg stenciled shadow!

Bonnie said...

Simply beautiful, Virginia! Happy Thanksgiving!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Just love your colorful winter garland, Virginia! Hope you had a Happy Thanksgiving!!

Tracy Freeman said...

I love misting but haven't done it in ages, you have inspired me to have a play :)

Beautiful card and I love the stenciled area, really does make it pop !
Hope you had a nice weekend xx

alexandra s.m. said...

HAPPY THANKSGIVING my Friend!
Your card is stunning!
Hugs~

Barb Ghig said...

I'm so sorry I missed this post...I saw this card on Flickr, and just Gasped! What a beautiful way to play with an over-sized die! The colors really pop, and I love how you used the negative...so clever!
Hope you had a really nice holiday...your pumpkin pie looks amazing :) Hugs to you!

Driven to Ink said...

This is absolutely awe-inspiring! So pretty!

Lisa said...

SO very pretty and delicate, wow!!

Miriam Prantner said...

So delicate and pretty, that's a great die!