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Saturday, October 20, 2007

Cuttlebug Die Set Flowers

Hey. . I finally found time to post these cards. I decided to create cards using the Cuttlebug die set "Flowers". I bought the dies a few months ago but never once used the set. I had bought a few dies but because I rubber stamp most of my images, I really wasn't motivated to use the dies.
I feel changing the focus of this blog has been a good thing because I'm now motivated to use other products besides rubber stamps to create my cards.
I basically cut the flowers using the CB dies and arranged the flowers on to my cards.

I created the cards using similar materials but added different elements to each card as well. Awww. . .I just realized that the ribbon looks a bit droopy with the second card. I will need to perk it up a little.
The sentiment stamp for the first card is by Studio G and the sentiments on the 2nd and 3rd cards are by My Sentiments Exactly.
The pattern paper is from the DCWV Fall Stack.

I'm so accustomed to using rubber stamps to create my designs that it's still a little hard for me to put together cards without rubber stamping. I'm still learning but it's getting easier to create cards without rubber stamps. I still rubber stamp the sentiments because it's less costly to use rubber stamps and easier to create than using scrapbook stickers or embellishment.

The flowers on this card are the "reverse" image of the dies. Rather than throwing them away, I used them to create a design for the card. I created the scallop edge using the SU slit punch. All of the cardstock are by SU. The colors used are Cranberry Crisp, Old Olive, and Creamy Caramel.


malieta said...

I love your cards Maria!
The die cut flowers are so cute and the buttons in the center are an added bonus.
You constantly amaze me with your talents. You are an Artist Maria!

Fe-Fe said...

I love the colour combination of these cards. The die cut flowers are so effective. Beautiful - as always!
Fe x

Cheryl said...

Such pretty colors on these cards. Love the designs. Your work is always fantastic.
Thanks for sharing.

Flossie's Follies said...

OMG, these cards are awesome, love what you did with the flowers, your color combos are great.

Gabby said...

Oh Maria...these are awesome! Love those die cut flowers! I'm gonna email you about something RE: Cuttlebug... Anywho...I know what you mean about not using the rubbah! It's challenging but fun to see what you can come up with "limited" supplies. ;)

My Paper World said...

I love these so much! I think that they are my favourite set that you have made so far! You are amazing!

Deb said...

Gorgeous cards, love your die cut flowers and how you have used them, the colours are beautiful!

Michelle said...

LOVE these cards!