Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Truly Love These Moments

Hello again, crafty friends!! I have a lovely card for you today. I recently received a few new dies from Die-Namites Dies and they are GORGEOUS. One of the dies that really stuck out to me is this beautiful die called Sunflower Serenade.

Sunflower Serenade
What's kind of funny is that this does not look like your typical sunflower, despite the name. Which gives me prime opportunity to color it any which way I want. I don't have to stick to the traditional yellow petals with brown center. Nope today these flowers shall be red!!

I absolutely love coloring flowers! And for me, there's no better way to shade and color than ebrushing!! Especial on very details dies like this one. I love being able to layer and blend my colors and have them dry almost instantly.

I used my ebrush with  Lime Green, Olive Green, Red, Magenta, Orange and Brown Sharpies.

Then I hand drew detail line throughout the die cut to give it a bit of definition. I also used a glitter gellyroll pen toThen  used a scissors and trimmed off the surrounding frame off away/ from the flowers. 

I die cut the "love these moments" from the Teresa Collins "Noteworthy" set in a black and gold foil cardstock. I used a glue pen at layered them one on top the other but off set it so that the die cut in the back works as a shadow. I know that the black cardstock show up as blue... Kind of reminds me of the black/blue / White Gold dress that circulated  all over social media. 

But I promise you, the cardstock in black. LOL

Then I ran both sets of die cuts through my new Xyron Creative Station Lite. Yes, I said "Lite"... that's right, the Creative Station now has a baby sister!! And it is absolutely adorable!! I love this little machine. It uses 5" Creative Station cartridges as well as the new 3" Creative Station cartridges in an array of materials... magnet, laminate, permanent and repositionable adhesives.

The New Xyron Creative Station Lite will be making its World Launch on HSN today,  March 16th. So stay tuned!!

For my card front, I cut black cardstock to 4"x 5.25". and the craft cardstock 3.75"x 5". I distressed and shaded the edges. Then decided to emboss the craft cardstock using We R Memory Keepers Happy Birthday embossing folder.

I attached my sentiment and flowery focal point onto my card front. Then ran the entire card front through the Creative Station.

I just peeled and attached my card front onto the card base I made using Craft Smith's Natural Luxury Stack. Then I tied sheer black ribbon across the top making a simple bow. 

I really hope hope you all enjoyed this card today!! I know I did! Hehehe!

And, don't forget to Stay tuned to HSN to watch the Xyron's NEW Creative Station Lite!!

I hope this inspires you to get crafting!!

Hope you all have a wonderful day!!

Supplies Used 
Cut'n'boss (Craftwell)
Sunflower Serenade (Die-Namites)
Love These Moments- Teresa Collins Noteworthy die set (Craftwell)
ebrush (Craftwell)
Creative Station Lite w/ 5" Permanent Adhesive Cartridge (Xyron)
Sharpie Markers- Lime Green, Olive Green, Orange, Brown, Red, Magenta
Black Cardstock (Bazzill Basics)
Woodgrain cardstock- Natural Luxury (Craft Smith)
Gold Foil Cardstock (Grafix)
Craft Cardstock (DCWV, Colorbok)
Happy Birthday Embossing Folder (We R Memory Keepers)
Tim Holtz Distressing Tool (Tonic)
2 Way Glue (EK Success)
Glitter Gellyroll Pen (Sakura)
PITT Artist B (Faber-Castell)