Friday, December 2, 2011

Flower Soft Die Cuts

WOW, Have I been busy. I did not realize just how busy until I saw the date of my last post. I had some really minor surgery yesterday and because of the endocarditis last year I had to see several Dr.'s before getting the OK to have it. Sheesh.

I had to purchase a new camera, which I love. It has so many bells and whistles. The manual is 250 pages long though, so I am still learning to use it and will be for quite a while I am sure, lol. I use the macro setting most of the time so read that section twice. I am still having a hard time getting it to focus on that setting though. Then, even without the flash, the pictures come out a bit bright. I tried changing the "white" setting, but I have not read that part of the manual. Anyway, all that just to say I am sorry the photos are not the greatest. Hopefully I will get used to it soon.

I have worked on this card on the couple of the days I did have to play. I had been wanting to try the Flower Soft Die Cuts for a while and finally bit the bullet and bought some.

They are so easy since everything is die cut. All you have to do is take your embossing tool and rub the back side of the cut leaves and flower petals. The center oval had a peach colored rim around it, but it did not match the paper I chose. I simply cut it off and went over the edge of it with one of my SU ink pads. I also do not have the right color Flower Soft  for the center of the flowers, so I just colored some white pearls with my Copics and glued them on.

In this photo you can see the color of the flowers much better You also can see the layer using some pretty home made paper I bought years ago and never found a project to use it for. The lace was hard to see alone, so I added some ribbon under it, now the details on the lace show quite well. It looked a bit naked, so I added some flat backed pearls on top.

The sentiment I chose is from Stampin' Up. It fit the oval perfectly. I don't own many sentiments. I used to think that I could just type one up and print it, lol. What was I thinking! Imagine trying to get a sentiment printed in the center of a die cut oval! I will be watching for more rubber sentiment stamps, that is for sure.

Agggg...look at how bright that is :o(  I even edited it! Well, even though the colors are not showing up well, I am sure you get the idea of how the inside looks. I really like the home made paper here. The texture it adds is wonderful and the dried flowers and stems in it show up more.

I was going to stamp a Thank You inside but decided that if I did I would want to use it for something else. Then not be able to because of it, lol

Thank you all for sticking with me through this busy time. I plan on doing a few projects today. Because of the "minor" surgery yesterday my husband told me to take it easy today...OH, how I love that man!!! Tee he he

Have a super weekend everyone,
{{{HUGS}}} Sandy O

14 comments:

Tracey said...

Sandy, you make the prettiest cards. I love the soft colour of the paper and the touch of lace:)

Dee said...

Beautiful card. Love your flowers. So pretty.

Favorite Favors said...

Sandy, this card is nothing short of beautiful!

Ettan said...

I love your work.

Karen said...

Hi Sandy yes a normal card is A2 and unless you use a ton of layer or embelishment you can send them with 64 cent postage. You card is amazing they details are so perfect and I love the soft colors. Hope you have a great weekend

Leslie Miller said...

So very pretty! I love your pearls and lace, too. Just lovely!

Tracey said...

Hi Sandy....I want to thank you so much for visiting me and leaving such kind comments. The tags are 11 inches tall, I wrote on the back and gave them as cards. I use a light to medium weight paper for the cheery Lyn dies......I find sometimes I have to run them through a few times. On their web site they have some really helpful videos! Hope this helps. So busy ...flying to your country in the morning.

Kel said...

Incredible ....just absolutely beautiful! Good luck with your new camera. Who doesn't luv themselves goodies with all the bells and whistles.. LOL. Btw. YOUR A WINNER OVER AT SERENTITYSCRAPPERS.blogspot.com.. woo hoo congrats!

Besthobbyeva said...

Such a beauty! I love, just gorgeous!! Congrats on your win on our blog, soooo exciting!!

Laurie
serenityscrappers

The Crazy Cardmaker said...

Lovely project =) WOW I can't think of a pregnancy without the ultrasound. Just seeing the little miracle and knowing all is well in there is to me sooo important. Last pregnancy we decided not to know what we were having, but this time around I am so sure its a girl that we just have to know if I am right...lol

Hugs from Lilli =)

Elizabeth Campau said...

Very pretty Sandy! Have fun taking it easy! http://visionsofpaper.blogspot.com/

Lisa said...

This is so gorgeous, Sandy!! I love your beautiful design!! So pretty :)

Lisa
indymermaid.blogspot.com

lisa808 said...

Wow!!! Fabulous card.

Hope you are feeling OK and have a speedy recovery.

Nicecrane Designs said...

Absolutely soooo stu8nning,,,,, OMG,,,,hip hip jhorrraayyy for Sandi........