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Sunday, March 29, 2009

Bloggers' Challenge -- Die Cuts

Because I just unpacked my brand-new texturized impression plate, Manhattan Flowers, I just HAD to use it!...it was calling me!! LOL Paired up with my very favorite of all the die cuts, the Top Note Die....well, it's just to die for!!


This card is basic and easy, but like many of the cards I post here, it's all dressed up! The Vanilla background is also the card base with just the Top Note layered on top, along with the ribbon and tag.


The Big Shot was a huge component of this card....I'll be posting info in a few days for a class using this fabulously fun tool!....so be on the lookout!! The flowers were stamped randomly in the background, the Top Note was cut and then placed in the impression plate. Now this is different than the Texturz Plates....very much like the Cuttlebug Embossing Folders. Very Vanilla was carefully rubbed over top of the raised image to give it more definition. I have to say that this impression plate is really very impressive! Just beautiful....with a nice clear, crisp impression. The tag was created with the Lots of Tags Sizzlet and then layered with the Wide Oval Punch over top.
So, thanks for stopping by and don't forget to visit the other bloggers who participate in the Challenges!
Stamps: Fifth Avenue Flowers
CS: Very Vanilla, Baja Breeze, Kiwi Kiss
Inks: Chocolate Chip, Baja Breeze, Kiwi Kiss, Very Vanilla Craft
Misc: Top Note Die, Lots of Tags Sizzlet, Wide Oval Punch, Wide Chocolate Chip Grosgrain Ribbon, Button Bouquet, Linen Thread, Mini Glue Dots, Dimensionals, Horizontal Punch

13 comments:

njburk said...

Barbara--Your card is beautiful. I did not order this die as I did noth think I'd really use it--but after seeing your card--I just might!
So glad you were able to play along---Nola

Sheryl Dickinson said...

This is beautiful. Love your bow!

Lisa Somerville said...

Just beautiful!

Chrissy D said...

VERY Pretty! Love how you tied the bow!

Kimberly Gajewski said...

What a beautiful design Barbara! Love how you used the Top Note Die! Hope all is well with you and your Mom! :D

Rachel Hope said...

so pretty!

Connie said...

Very beautiful! Welcome back.

Lisa Bohler said...

Very pretty. I especially like how you turned the bow to the side and added the embellishments to it!

MJ said...

Very pretty Barb, I love it.

Christina said...

Wonderful and very modern I love seeing the color in the embossed image.

Basement Stamper said...

Wow, very pretty! I love how this turned out!

Ida P. Krause said...

Wow this is gorgeous. Lots of great detail and texture.

Kathy W said...

great card! sadly, I have yet to run my new plate through the BS yet- better get on it!

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