Sunday, September 2, 2012

I LOVE Die-cutting!

Hi there!

Have ya seen all the fun, new dies and stamps at
Simon Says Stamp!? I really need to stop visiting Jennifer McGuire's blog - she is such an enabler! After seeing all the fun she's been having with the new dies and stamps, I just HAD TO do some shopping! And to make it even worse, (uh, I suppose I should say better,) Simon Says Stamp is celebrating STAMPTEMBER too! Yikes - I'd better have one of my kids hide my wallet or I'm going to be in big trouble by the end of the month!

I first decided to play with this fun Chainlink Die. Love it! I paired it up with a flower from the Hero Arts/Sizzix, Bold Pop Design set.


I inked up the flowers with Hero Hues Ruby Die Ink, but it dried much lighter than I wanted. Instead of inking it again with a darker red, I decided to take a dark red, Tombow Marker and just color in every other petal. I like the way it turned out! And those cute little, pink dots under the sentiment? Those are from My Mind's Eye - called Enamel Dots. They come in all sorts of colors too - love 'em!

I've had a wonderful week off from work - the weather could not have been any better! I go back to work tomorrow and I'm actually looking forward to seeing everyone, and playing with my flowers.

I've also been counting down the days until Scrapfest, where I'll be meeting some of my Flickr and blogging buddies! About 15 of us will be there this year and I am sooo excited - 11 more days!!

Hope you all have a fab week! :)

32 comments:

Debbie said...

Very Pretty, Barb. I actually ordered that chain link fence die yesterday :). Your card makes me very happy that I did!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Wow! Love this! This enabling thing is like a virus!!

Divinity said...

wow! this card is beautiful! love the die cut! :)

Tina said...

Barb, I better stop visiting your blog :-))))...or I will be in troble. I love your card. Such gorgeous use of the dies.

judkajudi said...

I am loving those SSS dies! i have my eye on the "Absolute" one! I'm waiting til after Scrapfest!! I think I need a job! Love this beautiful red and white beauty!!

Lynn said...

Oh Barb...this is divine. Love the gorgeous colors and the die cuts are truly divine. I've never shopped at SSS stamps, but I'm off to take a look. Uh oh... :)

Sue said...

Hello Barb
I hope we are able to obtain these new die-cuts soon here in NZ... you card is delightful love that chain border.
Smiles:)
Sue

Trinh said...

You are a great enabler too! This is so pretty and a great use of the dies. Wah, wish I was going to Scrapfest this year!!

Suzanne C said...

Gorgeous card! Love the red!

Lin said...

Love how this turned out, Barb! And I'm trying to sit on my hands with all the new stuff coming out at SSS - you're as bad as Jennifer!

Lisa said...

This is so pretty Barb! LOVE that die and the variation on the petals of the flowers really sets off the whole card nicely :)

mimijudy1975 said...


Barb,this is a lovely card. i think the flowers are so pretty colored in both light red and pink. The chain link die is fantastic. i'm almost afraid to go visit SimonSaysStamps for what new supplies i might "need ". Keep up enabling us though,it's ok !

Greta said...

Oh I love this card, Barb! The every other petal coloring looks great! Wish I was going to be at Scrapfest--I'm thinking about next year.

donna mikasa said...

Such a beautiful card--love the reds! I'm so happy for you that you'll be meeting some Flickr friends at Scrapfest! Wish Hawaii wasn't so far away...

Simone said...

This is so bold and beautiful Barb! I love that chainlink die. Such a gorgeous card :)

Karin Ã…kesdotter said...

So perfect! Love your design and choice of colors!
Have a great week, hugs, Karin

walchowDesign said...

Very pretty card, Barb! Love how the petals turned out and the sentiment is just so sweet!

joy said...

Hi, Barb! I love this die!! But, then, I love every die SSS has come out with so far and still haven't purchased any of them. Will have to be very selective when I finally get to place an order.

Your card is so pretty. I love the red and white and that flower was such a good choice for this card.

Hope you and the other Flickr gals have a fabulous time at Scrapfest!

Kara Lynne said...

That's a wonderful chain link die! I love this card with those great colors and the beautiful design. Boy, I wish I could meet you at ScrapFest. I've never gone, but think I will every year. We have friends coming in from Scotland this time. Maybe next year!

Nancy said...

Such a GREAT design, Barb! I can see why you love the chain link die. It adds so much dimension to your design!

Jackie said...

Your card is so pretty. I saw that die the other day online, but now that I see it used on such a gorgeous card I know I need it!

maria mcclure said...

Love your "fix", Barb... It give the flowers a little extra interest.
As for ScrapFest... a little envious, but looking forward to living vicariously through all of you. Have fun!!

Cathy A said...

Barb after seeing your card I am Definately not going to check out Jenifers blog.....my wallet could not take the strain. This is such a beautiful card, I can't wait to see what else you create with your new dies!

Arlene said...

Great colors and design - I too decided to get some die-cuts used and done for the future.

Hugs.

Robin K. said...

Every time I see the new stuff at SSS I just want to load up a "shopping cart"!! Loooove your design Barb! The way you colored the flower petals really gives them interest!! I am soooooooo bummed I won't be at Scrapfest this yr-especially since so many Flickr pals are going!! Can't wait to see pics!!

Donna Bowman said...

Love these dies and colors!! Great card Barb!!

Anita Rex said...

Love this! I don't blame you for shopping! I really like how you colored every other petal! :> So sad I won't be able to come to Scrapfest! Sigh...

sheila said...

I love this card Barb! These are new die's to me and they are fabulous...you are an enabler! Very cool way to save your flowers and bring them to a new level! I love that you colored every other petal!

Cindy C. said...

Such a pretty card Barb! Really enjoyed you sharing the process, it turned out great!

Virginia L. said...

Life is sure sweeter when you are going to Scrapfest!!! YAY! Love your card, Barb! Totally beautiful with the new dies and striking colors.

Karen B. said...

Bold AND beautiful! I really like those colors.

Jana said...

oohh... I just got this chain link die. LOVE what you did with it