Friday, January 7, 2011

SSCC Flowers Challenge

I have dear friends that live in Bozeman, Montana. We visit when we can but never often enough. I miss them bunches. I made this card for their anniversary. I loved this image as soon as I saw it and even though Magnolia calls it 'brother and sister', it looks like Lowell and Marcia to me. The shaped card was cut with my new Grand Calibur and the Grand Label 4 dies. I'm sure I'm going to get a lot of use out of this machine and dies, but my best use will be shaped cards. I did have to run the die through the machine and then back out again to get the die to cut through two layers of my thick cardstock, but it was up to the challenge. Then I cut one piece out of designer cardstock to attach to the front. The ticket was stamped in VersaMark and embossed with Zing Gold Embossing Powder. I've said it before, I Love This Stuff. It doesn't seem to stick outside the stamped area as much as other powders do. I do use an embossing buddy, but it never seems to stop all of the extra scattered powder so I end up using a paintbrush and inevitably, I rub off some of the good powder. Zing works really well for me, I sprinkle it, blow on it to remove excess powder, tap it once or twice and I'm good to go. And I like the fact they have metallic and glitter as well as opaque colors. Their Halloween colors - lime green and orange are wonderful.

Paper: DCWV The Blossoms & Butterflies Matstack; Stamps: Magnolia Sister & Brother, Whimsy Sentiment; 3D Crystal Lacquer Ivory; Cloud 9 Design Hearts; Spica Pink; Spellbinder Grand Labels 4 and Spellbinder Classic Hearts Die; Zing Metallic Gold Embossing Powder; Copics: [Skin Him E01, E00, R20, Her E00, E000, R20][Pants B95, B91, B93][Dress R85, R83, R81][Shirt YG93, YG95, YG91][Hair Him Y02, Y00, Y04, Her C7, C5, C3][Shoes Him E35, E34, Her 3D Lacquer Ivory]


  1. what a gorgeous card Cindy....great colouring!
    xxx Margreet

  2. What a lovely image, and your colouring is great! xx

  3. LOVE this soooooooooooo much C2
    you did a beautiful job as always

  4. What a gorgeous card, I love the colours.
    Kevin xx

  5. Cindy, you did a great coloring job! I had to come thank you for brightening my day with the comment about the "stuff" we make... :D

  6. Super cute card! Thanks for sharing :)

  7. Hello, I found you trough Feline Playful and I am now following you ;) I missed the chance to join in the fun with the linky thinggy on time, but if you'd like to visit my blog too, I would be delighted! ;)

    This is a lovely card, I love the image, it's so beautifully coloured!

    Happy and crafty New Year!
    Joanna x