Jul 7, 2016

Butterflies and Parasols

A very warm 'hello' to you, lovely blogging friends!

Donna, here, with a little Dies R Us Inspiration!

Today's technique is:

"make it simple or doll-it-up"

(using the same featured dies in both simple and elaborate designs)

The featured dies:

The following Dies R Us Products are being used:

Memory Box Calla Oval Wreath 99449
Memory Box Delia Butterfly 98353 (body) (card 2)
Memory Box Lydia Butterfly 99089 (card 2)
Memory Box Sorona Butterfly 99091 (card 2)
Tattered Lace Curved Parasol
Crafters Companion Die'sire Butterfly Dreams (card 2)

I was pleasantly surprised the Calla Oval Wreath and Delicate Flower Frame not only CUT easily, but popped out of the dies! What a breeze!
They may be used separately, or together.

The Delicate Flower Frame (Size A2 U.S.) is shown as a background.
The pink card is simple with 3 dies filling its space. It measures 4" x 6".

The Calla Oval Wreath has been inked and brushed with a little glitter, then popped up,
to showcase the Tattered Lace Curved Parasol.
The Parasol is also popped up:

The second card is larger (6" x 6"), with a few extra frills:

Pop up the Wreath with dimensionals - ink it up if desired - glitter it up, too!
Pretty Pearlized Vellum supports the butterfly:

The butterflies are gorgeous:

Impression Obsessions darling little Spiral Flowers are enchanting!
Believe it or not, these are Mitra's LARGE size,  I cannot imagine how tiny those must be.
Here is a photo with a ruler so you can see how they look once rolled:

Flower Close-up:

I picked up FOUR of Die'Sire's Edge-ables. Wish I had known about them sooner! They are VERY easy to use, and cut with a single pass. They may be used in a number of ways, and are designed to be edges which do not completely cut out the entire image.

And here is a photo of the die, and how it cuts:

For complete details about these cards, please visit my blog post.

Thanks for popping by today!

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  1. Beautiful cards Donna! Love them both.

  2. Fabulous cards Donna, it's amazing how different they can look using the same dies! I really love the flower frame and oval wreath dies, so pretty together and compliment one another beautifully.

  3. GORGEOUS creations Donna! Love all the layers, sparkle and wonderful tips & tricks you have shared with us today! Awesome post ... thanks!

  4. STUNNING! (Darlene stole my word lol) I love all of your glittery goodness and how you created 2 different beauties! The layers and dies are fantastic! So pretty....so delicate! WOW!!!

    1. Neener! Neener! But, I know how you feel ... Janice stole my words! LOL

  5. Donna, your creations are always incredible! How do you get your rolled flowers to come out so perfectly? Mine always look like giant spitballs. Can I say that online? Anyway, your cards are incredibly gorgeous!! I wanna come play in your play room!

  6. Very soft looking cards with dies that all go so well together. Thanks for sharing your beautiful creations.

  7. Oh Wow these are both stunning and neither looks simple, such beautiful details in each of these beauties, gorgeous way to show off these terrific dies!!

  8. Waoo! both cards are amazing!!! I love the flowersssss, I will like to get the same die.

  9. Donna, this take me back to stroll along the Scene in Paris. Love the details and finishing touches on this beauty. You are the master in creating magnificent dies creations.

  10. That glitter touch is great. Love the way you brought the dies to life


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