Saturday, March 19, 2016

Gentle Whisper Die

Hello friends!
Once in a while, there is a new die coming along and you simply can't say no.

This one called Gentle Whisper II is one of those. 
It has every bit of the detail of an orchid plant. 

Just about 5-6 years ago, I had several orchid plants. But with my diminishing time with house work and my ever growing obsession with stamping/blogging, my orchid eventually gave up on me. One by one, they got dry, shriveled up and withered away and then the inevitable came...they all died. 

lots of love
Well, not any more, I made it come alive again :) 

I die cut 2 pieces of orchid with Canson paper and then applied Distress Inks with the TH water Brush pen. It's so easy to add shades of colors since the die is in such a perfect size. I trimmed off some and arranged them as realistically as I can.

lots of love (close-up)

With Diamond Border, I can easily embellish the design. As usual, I added my favorite things-silver threads and sequins. There are SO many new orchid stamps out there, but an intricate die (fool-proof for me) like to "die for"( not really, but you know what I mean).

I made this TODAY (Saturday) and I had to share it with you ASAP (LOL).
It is so uplifting when you can create a card like this (thanks to the well-designed products)
Hope you weekend is going well.
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Thank you for stopping by!
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Cindy C. said...

The die is really pretty, but you gave it life Virginia!!

Betty Keefe said...

so lovely Virginia - such pretty colors - that die is on my wish list - just made a set of cards with the stamp!! i think i bought the stamp because of your cards!

Karen B. said...

Love that the fluidity of the watercolors adds such life to the flowers. Great card.

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

I have the orchid cling stamp but the die looks gorgeous too - you made it sing, Virginia! And sorry your real orchids all died :(

Dawn Turley said...

Orchids are really on trend now. This is a really lovely die and love how you have used.

jan metcalf said...

Lovely card Virginia!

Teresa Doyle said...

This IS really beautiful Virginia. I NEED this too as I can't seem to remember to water a 'live' plant. I could be very happy looking at that! (AND, no need to water it! LOL)

alexandra s.m. said...

oh YES! Gorgeous use of that die my Friend!!
Bravo ;)

conil said...

What a treat on a Sunday morning (here) that's also the first full day of Spring. Just love the way you design your cards and use dies so skillfully. This one is so tranquil and sweet.

Miriam Prantner said...

Love how you painted that flower and combined it with the diamond border!

Harriet said...

Wow, Virginia, this orchid is so beautiful. It honestly looks like it would like to come off the card and live in a pot. Your diamond border is exactly the right touch.

Nora N. said...

This is stunning!! I LOVE the purple orchid paired with that shiny border!! FABULOUS!!