Sunday, March 16, 2014

Sending Lots of Love

Hi everyone ~ 
I seem to be on a kick with 'Bow Dies’ over the past few months, and have purchased 4 or 5 of them in varying sizes and styles (of course, I haven’t even used them all on cards yet). Then, while doing an unrelated search on a stamp set, I found ‘This Gorgeous Card’ by Cristina Martinez, who also happens to be a DT member at A Blog Named Hero. I fell in love with her dainty bow, so...you guessed it, I had to buy this die! It’s made by La Pareja Creativa  and I’m proud to say that I filled out their online order form in Spanish...all by myself! Of course I had to look up a few things with Google Translate, but it all worked out well. Great customer service, too...after I placed the order, I received a personal note from the owner, and my package was here in less than 2 weeks (shipped from Slovenia)! By the way, the vase comes with the bow, and I received a really cute stem with leaves die as a ‘thank you’...I'm impressed!!!


I used Pearlescent Embossing Paste for the fronds, die cut the vase and bow, and stamped the zig zag stitching on to the vellum banner. I would like to enter my card into 2 challenges: CAS(E) This Sketch (sketch is by Joni Andaya) and the Less is More Challenge for the theme ‘Masking or Stenciling’.



I hope everyone is having a great weekend! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog...I really appreciate your sweet comments!

Supplies
Stamps: Clearly Besotted Stamps - Take Good Care (sentiment), Just For You (stitching)
Ink: Versafine - Onyx Black; Versamark
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink - Sweet Blush, Vellum; DCWV - Silver Foil
Patterned Paper: Lawn Fawn - Let’s Polka Petite Paper Pack
Dies: La Pareja Creativa - Vase and Bow; Lifestyle Crafts - Banners and Arrows
Stencil: Memory Box - Garden Fronds
Embossing Paste: Dreamweaver - Pearlescent
Embossing Powder: Hero Arts - White
Enamel Dots: My Minds Eye; Doodlebug

21 comments:

Cris said...

ok, first of all, thanks for the shout out ;-) And I'm so happy you received the dies and you are loving them! Gorgeous card! I love the hearts paper you used on the vase, it's so cute! xx

Tracey McNeely said...

Fabulous Barb, as always!

Leslie Hanna said...

You ordered stampy supplies in Spanish!? Color me impressed. That's a great set of dies, too.

I love your card colors.

Barb said...

What a darling, little vase that is, Barb! Love it with the shimmery bow! Awesome card!

gRiSeL™ said...

This card is so pretty and delicate!! Love the soft and airy feel to it! Hope all's well with you, Barb!! XOXO

Rosemary said...

well... that bow is just adorable so i can see why you wanted to get! wonderful take on the sketch!

Dawn Turley said...

Gorgeous Barb. I love that bow. And what great services you received.

Karin Åkesdotter said...

Beautiful!!!

lostinpaper said...

There is no such thing as 'too many bows' Barb lol. Just keep on having fun!

joy said...

This is so adorable, Barb! I love the new products you used; especially that darling bow!

Cat Craig said...

wonderful design, and that bow is so cute!

jintyoo7 said...

How marvelous, Barb! You should be proud of yourself!! Fabulous use of your new dies, and I remember Cris's beauty too :)

Tina said...

Barb, your card is so beautiful! I just love the soft colors, sprinkle of pearls and sweet patterned paper vase....and a heartfelt thanks for all your lovely words...I am so happy you like everything and that you enjoy using your new products.

Jean said...

What a fun combination of elements!

Kailash said...

I just love that vase Barb and your choice of colors makes this card really lovely!!!

Jeanne J said...

Gorgeous color and every element perfectly placed!

Laura B. said...

This is so pretty! I love all your die cuts, especially that silver bow!

Virginia Lu said...

You know what a good die is...way to go on getting the Spanish die, Barb! Love your gorgeous design!

Anne said...

Super creation Barb!
Thanks for taking the Less is More Challenge this week
Anne
(Guest commenter LIM)

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, this is so pretty! Wonderful take on the sketch!

Betty J. said...

Barb, your card is so pretty. Love your pearls and enamel dots and your pretty vellum banner. Thanks for playing along at CAS(E) this sketch and hope to see you again. Hugs, Betty