May 13, 2014

Strolling through the park one day ...

. . . in the merry, merry month of May!

Happy Tuesday Dies R Us friends!
Tuesday means I, Darlene, have a creation to share with you using dies from the Dies R Us Store!

What a beautiful day to take a stroll in the park, so that is my theme today!

This sweet baby carriage and garden bench worked perfectly with my Crafty Secrets image.
And the pink 'doily' is actually the 'inside cut' from the Cheery Lynn Designs Polynesian Sails Oval die set.
A touch of sparkle was all that was needed to finish my sweet 'stroll in the park' scene.
Dies used on today's creation are:
Spellbinder 'Blooms 4' - S2-047
Spellbinder 'Garden Bench' - S2-085
Memory Box 'Baby Carriage' - #98528
Cheery Lynn Designs 'Polynesian Sails Oval' - DL153
Poppystamps 'Massa Leaf Outline' - #1023

Stencils used:
Memory Box 'Florina' - #88567
Memory Box 'Texture Mesh' - #88517
Did you notice the stencilling in the background?

I am having so much fun using these Memory Box stencils on the backgrounds for my cards.  Here I've actually used it over top of an already beautiful design paper to give even more 'depth'.  I've used Tim Holtz 'spun sugar' and 'peeled paint' distress inks for my stencil sponging.

 The embossing on this Spellbinder Blooms 4 set is beautiful and shows up beautifully when 'curled' the opposite direction from the flower I've created today.  That's the fun of these dies ... you can condition them, spray them, ink them, crumple them and curl them any way you'd like to create a variety of flower patterns and looks!  Give it a try ... so much fun!  And this Poppystamp 'Massa Leaf Outline' is quickly becoming one of my favorites!

I hope you've found inspiration in today's card creation and will come share YOUR creations with US at our new Dies R Us Challenge Blog. A brand new challenge starts Thursday (15th).

Stop back tomorrow to see what Sherri has created ... you won't want to miss it!  And, I'll be back with another inspiration piece to share with you next Tuesday!  Until then . . .


  1. What a beautiful scene! Isn't it wonderful how you can create a whole scene with just a few dies? Great card, Darlene!

  2. Simply gorgeous Darlene. I love how you used the stencils in the background to add depth and how you combine the dies instead of using only 1 or 2 of them. Also, the background photo in this is really awesome...darling child. Thank you for sharing and for the easy to follow tutorial.

  3. Just wonderful! Very vintage and I love your colors.


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