Thursday, February 22, 2018

Keeping It Light and Fresh with A Guessing Game, Too!

Hello friends!
I set out to create a card with this gorgeous die....

I decided that I want to keep things light and fresh. Winter is just too darn long....
We need GREENS and FLOWERS in our lives!

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I started out with cutting and coloring this die before bed time....

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Haha, it works like magic the next day when you wake up.
Pre-planning the layout and design is almost always a good idea.

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So, I created a matching background with the die.

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I made this card to beat the winter blah.
 I think I have succeeded it because looking at this card makes me happy!

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To keep my blog post light and fresh....

For once, I am not going to explain what techniques I used. 
INSTEAD, YOU, my dear readers/followers, please point out WHAT technique I used in this card. I will pick a random winner who will receive one of my cards and this very Penny Black Metal Die called Love Notes.


👉👉 One comment per person. Please list only ONE technique in your answer. 
And it's OK if you list an answer that someone already mentioned....
Basically, ANYONE who sees and comments on this post has a chance to win!
 The winner will be announced on this Sunday's post.
Thanks so much for your support and feedback.
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I am listing the supplies that I used for this project, so at least you know "what's involved".😉

33 comments:

Rebecca Yahrling said...

I see some pretty water coloring of the flowers & leaves. This is really gorgeous, Virginia.

Carrie R. said...

Virginia, your card is beautiful. It makes me happy, too! I think you dry embossed the die into the background. It really is a stunning effect and shows off the water colored die cut.

Purple Princess said...

So beautiful!!

Tracey Magner said...

Hi Virginia, Yes this is BEAUTIFUL and makes me happy!!
I want to guess something different than what is posted so I am going to guess that you used your blending tool and with your Oxide inks created that pretty green background on your card as your base. Thanks, again just so pretty.

Sheila H said...

It appears that you embossed the die onto the card background, Virginia. The flowers are water colored. The effect is stunning!

Linda BL said...

Such a pretty Spring card which can drive away the Winter blahs! One of the techniques you used is embossing with a die using the a tan embossing mat which presses the image into the paper but does not allow the die to cut through the paper. Love your cards Virginia!

Sue D said...

SO pretty... your water colored floral swag is gorgeous. And I love how you completed the wreath look with dry embossing using the same die (the secret technique)! Thanks so much for sharing this technique. I'm going to look and see what dies I have that I can use this with.

Teresa Doyle said...

Oooh, how elegant is this, Virginia. You dry embossed with the dies and distressed around it. So beautiful.

conil said...

GASP! You've done it again...everything about this card screams SPRING! It is so beautifully constructed and colored. I do believe that the dry embossing on the card base adds an exquisite touch to finish off, what looks to me like a wreath. LOVE the soft blending around it. And those colored flowers appear to be watercolored. This one is just plain fabulous, Virginia.

Martha Herrera said...

What a gorgeous card!

You water colored the gorgeous flowers, and dry embossed right above them.

Thank you for the chance to win.

Annette Gordon said...

WOW! So pretty. What stands out to be is the dry embossing on the background. Just love how you did that to match the die you coloured. Love the technique and I really need to do more dry embossing with my dies. I just need a little bit of your talent to go with it. lol

I Card Everyone said...

One of my faves, Virginia, dry embossing with a die!!??
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Trollet65 said...

Even I recognized the dry embossing with the pretty flower die :) Gorgeous card as always.

Harriet said...

A stunning card! A real treat for everyone' winter weariness.

I'm game 'how did Virginia make this lovely': You die cut then painted the flowers and leafs, then you used your embossing pad and 'cut the die' again re positioning the die. Then because the flowers were dry, you used foam to give your colored flower spray height. You stamped the lovely butterfly and using a lovely green-softly painted around the embossed die and voila your creations was finished.

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Fab background, Virginia! Just love how you embossed the die into it!!

ljcasselman said...

Virginia, I think you no line watercolored your card. It’s pretty!

Linda S. said...

I think you turned your die in the opposite direction from the watercolored panel and dry-embossed with the die to accomplish that beautiful background for your card.

pcm said...

virginia, this composition is STUNNING! love it!

Sue D said...

Very pretty card. You used the die to emboss the background.

donna mikasa said...

This is light and fresh and gorgeous! And a wonderful idea to emboss the background with the floral die. I love it!

Linda Carson said...

Your card is quiet an eye pleasing beauty in coloring and design! I see watercoloring and dry embossing techniques!

Dawn Turley said...

So pretty Virginia. The embossed background the die cut on top is an awesome idea

Christine said...

Beautiful card Virginia...i can definitely see dry embossing with the die..thanks for the chance to win.

Patti H. said...

Beautiful card, Virginia! I see the die has been dry embossed on to the cardstock. Love this technique!

Design Inventions said...

Virginia,
Beautiful and cheerful just as you said. Dry embossing with you die is the technique that caught my eye first. Thanks for the fun give-away opportunity

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

What a beautiful card and awesome technique, I have to try dry embossing using dies someday soon, thanks for the inspiration!

Sarina P said...

Lovely card, and the dry embossed background just sets everything else off so beautifully!

Vikki H, southern Oregon said...

Thanks for bringing spring back to our eyes! I love the dry embossing technique and the water coloring around it!

Lynette @ My Craft Discovery said...

Love this card! My favorite part is the gorgeous dry embossing you did with the dies. Such a fun trick to get more use out of our dies---and really pretty results with this one!

Barb Ghig said...

Super GORGEOUS card, Virginia! I love how you dry embossed with the die...it's so striking, and I love how it adds to the elegance of your design!

Lisa Elton said...

I like those pretty little butterflies fluttering off the card! This is beautiful!

Janelli said...

Gorgeous work! The dry embossing with green edges highlighted is a wonderful detail that helps make this so special.

Carrie Clark said...

Wow, stunning card! Love the watercolored flowers and dry embossing the die into the paper is a lovely touch. Absolutely gorgeous.