Friday, October 7, 2011

New toys!

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I had to get back on here one more time today to post a new creation!  Really for 2 reasons...one my neck feels SO much better and I can finally sit down for awhile and 2....because I got some new stuff in the mail and I had to play!!  Today I got the MFT rolled roses and this leafy flourish!  

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So I took a piece of white cardstock and stamped the houndstooth in black.  Then I layered that with a piece of vellum just to tone it down a bit!  I put that behind the "window" I made with the Mat Stack die.  I added the bottom layer of black and ran it through with the linen impression plate.  I put some ribbon around the seams to make it look a little more finished.  Next, I stamped the sentiment in Fresh Snow....it looks crooked in my picture but its really not!  I popped that layer up on foam tape and then attached the leaves and the roses with glue dots! 

It was so good to sit down and create something and not have that huge pain in my neck!  Now I am off to have an evening with the girls! We are making jewelry....and having some wine probably!  hehe!

Have a great weekend!

35 comments:

Suzanne said...

Gorgeous! I love the rolled roses die!! I need more practice with them. Great idea on the vellum - to me it looked like gray ink. Perfect, Laurie!

Jackie Pedro said...

OMWerd....Gorgeous, Laurie!!!

Keva said...

Absolutely gorgeous. You make the BEST flowers from these die from MFT! They're always perfectly beautiful.

Marisa said...

Gorgeous card!! How do you get you roses to roll up so well? Mine look like they haven't been watered for a long time LOL! Hope your neck gets better soon. Enjoy your evening out with the girls :)

Barb said...

beautiful!

Ally said...

Absolutely beautiful, Laurie! This card is just gorgeous. I love those roses and that delightful flourish. And the way you've layered it over the houndstooth with the mat stack 3 - it's perfect. ;-)

Trish *Spring Blossom* said...

This is such a stunning card, I really adore it :)

Jay Gee said...

So lovely! I love the way you toned down the houndstooth with the vellum. Gorgeous card.

Joyce said...

This is just so beautiful and elegant. I love the window, and what a great idea to put the vellum in it. I am addicted to buying vellum, but then can never think of how to use it. Also, your new dies look fabby. I'll need to check them out at the store.

salma said...

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Deanna Jean said...

Girl..you're killing me! You know you're the one that got me hooked on the rolled flowers. You are such an enabler. Look at those roses. Looks like I might need to do some shopping:) Beautiful card and I'm glad you're feeling better.

Susie said...

What a beautiful card. I got that flower die, too, but I've had a real learning curve with it. Your roses look so much better than mine. Love all of the texture on this.

Sue Ann said...

Oh my I love this card ~~ and it all works together like the perfect outfit :) Okay the rolled roses have been in and out of my cart how many times and now IN IN IN and I am going to buy them this time!! I keep thinking if I have the rolled flower do I need them and I think the answer is yes I do!!!! Love the vine too~~

Jennifer Rzasa said...

Your card is just perfect! The roses are beautiful, and the card is so well-balanced. Great job!

Chelsea said...

This is lovely ... Love all of the details!

Laura B. said...

Gorgeous! Awesome idea with the vellum overlay! Glad you're feeling better!

Christina said...

Why, oh why, do I still not have these dies? I love them so much on your card, and the vellum is a fabulous touch. Pinned!

Irene said...

Love the idea of the vellum in the window...stunning card!

CARDS by SUSAN said...

I LOVE this card. I love those dies, I use them all of the time, but I need the flourish leaf. I have PTI's leaves.
Thanks for sharing
Susan

GabrielaD said...

Wow... this is just stunning!!!

Laura Isham said...

So pretty! I love the colors you chose and the window with the houndstooth.

I'm so glad your neck is better! Hope it stays that way. Hope you had fun on your night out!

Evelene S said...

What an elegant card with the window design and the pretty flowers. I like how you tone down the black with vellum-so creative.

Diane Jaquay said...

Oh wow, AWESOMENESS!!!!

Amy said...

Love the new dies Laurie! Such a great use of the PTI die to make a window.....especially with the houndstooth in the background!

Lindsay said...

LOVE it Laurie! The LO and that window is fabulous, so are those roses! What a gorgeous card!

Kara said...

gorgeous color choices and the houndstooth behind the open window li=ooks so pretty!

Wendy said...

Gorgeous. Love the colors you used. I have those MFT flower dies, I'm ashamed to say I've never used them.... yet!

Dana said...

So pretty!

Angela K said...

Just lovely!

Jen Carter said...

I'm so glad you are feeling so much better!! What a miserable week! This is really pretty!! I LOVE those rose dies too! The vellum is such a fun and unexpected touch, love the way it looks!

Marion said...

Another beautiful card Laurie! Everything is so well balanced and put together like a pro! I was going to buy that leaf flourish but thought I could do without it, but looking at your card...I think I need it now!

Jinny Newlin said...

Sooooo BEAUTIFUL! LOVE that rose and denim, with KRAFT, combo! Yummy! That that open window is just perfect!

Brenda said...

Oh Wow! Truly beautiful Laurie! I LOVE the color combo and that beautiful Houndstooth peeping through the window!

Marybeth said...

Glad you're feeling a bit better. Oh my this card is GORGEOUS !!!!!!

Peg said...

LOVE this card!!!! I pinned it on Pinterest.

 
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