Thursday, March 26, 2015

Ivy Vine Wreath

This is my post on the Dies R Us blog today.
I encourage you to "pop" on over
and not only see my post, 
but what the other Design Team girls
have as well...
 beautiful creations and inspiration for sure!!

Welcome Thursday and Dies R Us Friends!!
Diane with you today to hopefully inspire "YOU"
to get creative with the dies!!

I LOVE the Creative Expressions Sue Wilson dies
and after "seeing" Sue Wilson "herself" use this die
to make a wreath, I knew I wanted to make one as well!

To start, I first used two of the circle dies from
to cut a "frame" of sorts to build my wreath on.
I can't draw a free hand circle, 
so this was a very handy way to form my wreath.
By laying one circle die inside the other, I had an "open"
frame to work with, allowing the paper to show underneath!

I cut 3 of the Creative Expressions ivy vines from the
I cut them apart in about 4 pieces each,
then sponging  shabby shutters distress ink on.
I arranged them on the frame, (TIP:) slightly gluing here and there
 allows the leaves to pop up!

The card seemed a bit plain, so opted to add a few of
the ivy corners, pearls and a butterfly cut from Joy! Crafts butterfly die.

Thank you for visiting with me today.....take a peek at the Dies R Us store.
It is amazing how many different dies are in stock!

Don't forget we have a weekly challenge with a fabulous prize.
Come back and visit weekly to see all the beautiful designs the other
Dies R Us girls have to show you!!

Entering the following challenges:

Dazzling Diva Challenge #67 & 68 .... ATG or Spring
Word Art Wednesday .... ATG
Tip Top Tuesday .... Buttons or Bows
Monday Morning Challenge .... Think Spring


ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful card. Love the colors.

Ros Crawford said...

What a delightful wreath!! I like dies that can be used not only in different ways but for different occasions too ... Gorgeous card Diane ... Hope hope Spring is on it's way to you ... It's by passed us I think!

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

This is so beautiful, Diane! I love the soft colors!

Lisa said...

Wow, this is stunning!! The dimension of the wreath is amazing!! I love the beautiful colors and bow!! What a gorgeous card my friend!! Love it!! Have a great day :)

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Gretchen Wilson said...

Diane this such a stunning card, love the dimension in the wreath, the colors are perfect!

Darlene said...

LOVE this card creation! The wreath is FABULOUS and of course my all time favorite color combination! GREAT job of inspiring us to 'think outside the box' with our dies. Great job my friend!

Anne Temple said...

Your wreath is stunning. Sue Wilson dies are some of my favorites at the moment.

Elaine Stark said...

A fabulous card. I love your tip, it works really well. Thanks for joining Top Tip Tuesday. Elaine

Leslie Miller said...

Most beautiful wreath ever, I think! Love those corners, too. Another WOW, Diane!

Crafting Vicky said...

That's such a great card!!! love the die cuts!!!!

Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Top Tip Tuesday. Hope you will join us next time DT Crafting Vicky.

Ellibelle said...

So beautiful! Love your choice of colors!
Thanks so much for playing along in my "Think Spring" Monday Morning challenge!

Charlotte Zweigoron said...

So very lovely!!

Unknown said...

Such a beautiful wreath. Thank you so much for posting your entry with us at Word Art Wednesday this week.
Blessings, Carole

Monica Weaver said...

This is gorgeous!! I am speechless. Thank you for sharing it on the Dazzling Diva Challenge.