Saturday, January 11, 2014

Flower Vine

This is my post on the Classy Cards 'n Such blog today..
I would love for you to leave me some "love" there.
The Anna Griffin dies I used are "HOT"!!!!
They keep running out of them everywhere, hurry and get yours,
there are 3 to choose from!
don't forget you can get 10% off by using the code DIANE-10
 there is a challenge going on there right now....
join in for a chance to win a border die!!

Hello Classy Friends, Diane here with you today to share with you a new and fabulous die
designed by Anna Griffin .
I think this is one of the most gorgeous new dies I have seen in a long time
 and I think you will agree!
You better pick yours up soon from Classy Cards 'n Such online store,
as these beauties are selling out FAST!!
This particular die is called "Flower Vine"..... 
it cuts like a dream and after it is cut, you run it thru your machine to emboss.
It creates a deep, beautiful embossing, which I run mine thru a few times,
moving the die to make sure I get all of it, as you know each machine performs differently.
My cards today show 3 different ways you can use/color your die cut.
For the first one, I sponged TH Distress Ink Markers on.....
easy and effective, don't you think??
The background Embossing Folder I used is a "new to the shop "Doily Lace" ...
I think this EB folder is so pretty, and the price is so reasonable too.
 A little hint I do when embossing is to cut my card stock base slightly larger
then an A2 card...after all you want to capture all the beautiful embossing.
My second card, I "painted" on Twinkling H20's, using colors from
I love how it gives it a shimmery look.
(Hint...take a peek at the shop as Beverly is now stocking LOTS of new colors of H2O's)
The card base is also the Doily Lace embossing folder.
My third card was colored with Pan Pastels Flower Coloring Kit.
I think this gave the flowers a "watercolor" look...
and, of course the background is the same lovely Doily Lace embossing folder.
I hope these cards give you a few ideas on how to use this new "Flower Vine" die!
Oh, and a little "secret" there are a few more of the Anna Griffin dies coming to the shop as well!
Until I "see you" next time, have a creative day!!

I am entering my "PINK" card in the challenge at
Crafty Catz which is  "Pretty In Pink"
4 Crafty Chicks "BOWS"
Little Red Wagon "All Purpose Card"
Word Art Wednesday "Anything Goes"


Jac’s Playground said...

Beautiful cards, so delicate and feminine, thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week, Jac x

Rhonda Van Ginkel said...

Diane, these are so pretty! I love the variety of different looks you created with the one die! Beautiful!!!

Thank you for your sweet comment and for stopping by my blog!

Darlene said...

WOW these are awesome Diane! Thanks for sharing the 3 different coloring ideas ... well done! This is a beautiful die ... guess now I need to get mine out of it's packaging and see if I can compete with these beauties!! LOL!
Have a fabulous weekend!
Hugs for a warmer (50 degrees!) Ohio!

Unknown said...

So beautiful. Monet's watercolors come to mind. It is delightful to see your wonderful art posted in this week’s creative challenge at Word Art Wednesday.
Carole Robb Bisson

Primitive Seasons said...

Beautiful lovely cards Diane! You have really been hard at work! My mojo went south for the winter I think. Such nice work.


ednamburgess said...

Beautiful! Like all 3 coloring techniques. Edna B.

Lisa said...

Wow, they are absolutely stunning, Diane!! You colored each one so beautifully!! That die is a must-have (you enabler...have I called you that yet in 2014??!!) I love the embossing, too!! So, so beautiful my friend!! Have a great evening :)

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JanR said...

Great cards! Such a lovely technique.

Anonymous said...

I really love these cards. they are gorgeous! so soft, elegant, and really breathtaking.

Selma said...

Diane these are gorgeous cards.

Karen Letchworth said...

Diane: I fell in love with this on Facebook, then on the CCNS blog, and even more seeing it again here on your blog. SO beautiful. Thanks a bunch for sharing your lovely cards in our challenge this week. What a blessing to have you share this incredible talent with us.
Word Art Wednesday

StephH said...

What a beautiful collection of cards you created! I love that you used the same die and got three different looks by changing your medium. You were right about that die, I can't find it anywhere !

Ros Crawford said...

Holy moly ... Stunning cards!!

Tamie said...

Love, love, loving you flowers and your bows are simply fabulous. Thank you so much for sharing you lovely creation with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.

Lori Turner said...

Wow, Diane....these cards are absolutely GORGEOUS! Thanks for joining us for our "bows" challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks

Leslie Miller said...

Wow! Each one is so beautiful! You made me go look and spend lots of time browsing over at Classy Cards 'n Such!