Friday, July 29, 2022

Beautiful Edge Die

Hi everyone.  I'm sharing a card using a beautiful edge die (Edged Wildflower Die - Altenew) that I received from a dear friend for my birthday last month.  Isn't it beautiful??!!
I pulled out a smooshed background that I made about seven months ago.  At the time, I had leftover ink from another smooshed background that I used for THIS CARD.  I smooshed the leftover ink, let the card dry and added it to my stash of backgrounds to use later.  Today is the day! :)

I thought this was the perfect background to add some colour and visual texture from the ink smooshed design.  To finish, I wanted a sentiment that reflected how I was feeling when I received this lovely gift.  This is from the Special Sentiments stamp set (Penny Black).  I've mailed the card to my sweet friend and hopefully she has received it by now.

Close-up ...
Because this is the first time using this lovely edge die, I'm sending this card over to the NBUS Challenge #40.

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Wanted to share a photo of a painting I received a couple of days ago ...
Acrylics by Jeremy Thompson


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Stamps:  Special Sentiments (Penny Black)
Paper:   White card stock (Neenah 110 lb.); Mixed Media paper (Strathmore 140 lb.)
Ink:   Distress Inks:  Peeled Paint, Forest Moss, Festive Berries, Aged Mahogany (Tim Holtz); Black (Memento)
Accessories:   Edged Wildflower Die (Altenew)

Challenges:
NBUS Challenge #40



26 comments:

Bonnie said...

The background looks like colored vellum and is so pretty, Lolly! Sending big hugs back to you!

Priscilla said...

Beautiful! Loved this one and your sparkly trees as well. Fabulous picture of your poochie!

Trina P. said...

Once again another AMAZING smooshed background! Beautiful card. All the elements came together perfectly.

Darnell said...

That's my new fave card you've made, Lolly! I love the exquisite die which looks amazing with that gorgeous smooched background ... and I'm loving the font on that sediment, too. Enabled x 2! But, of course, Jer's painting of Jessie stole my heart! He certainly got your artistic talent! Thank you for inspiring everyone at NBUS! Sending big hugs, Dolly

Nstiz said...

Love that die and your background is fabulous! I may have to get that one. LOVE the painting of Jessie. Someone is very talented. The card is just beautiful!

Cathy said...

Another gorgeous smooshed background Loll and such a pretty diecut! Beautiful painting too, Cathy x

Pat said...

I love that edger die and the smooshed background using some leftover inks from another card looks really pretty and just that bit softer than the original smooshing and looks perfect with this pretty floral die. What a great birthday gift from a friend. What a fabulous painting of sweet little Jessie, it is obvious where he got his talent from. x

Lisa Elton said...

Love the background you created for this pretty die! Terrific card, Loll!

My Paper Epiphany said...

A gorgeous and dreamy background for that beautiful die-cut panel! Love the painting too:)

nancy littrell said...

Oh my...LOVE your artsy beautiful smooshed watercolored background for your beautiful die cut edger flowers, Lolly. I have added the die to my wishlist thanks to you and Bonnie's beautiful cards. Sweet, beautiful acrylic painting by Jer of Jessie too. Thank you so much for sharing. You will treasure the painting. How wonderful that Jer got your artistic creative genes:-) Love and Hugs...Nancy

Ina G said...

Beeeeeeeeeeautiful Loll. Lovely gifted die. Very talented painter. Jessie looks fabulous.

Julie B said...

I do love your smooshed backgrounds Loll, they are certainly worth saving. :)

Marcia Hill said...

OK, you and Bonnie have made me feel like I missed the boat by not getting this die...maybe I need to go shopping?!! Haha...like I need an excuse!! Anyway, your card is absolutely BEAUTIFUL Loll, and I just love the way the die cut stands out against that wonderful smooshed background! Loving the sentiment too! And the painting of Jessie is absolutely FABULOUS...your son is SO talented! Must get it from his mom!! :0)

Brenda in IN said...

This just knocked my socks off! Your gift made a stunning card and the smooshed background is gorgeous. Your son captured Jessie so well and he has your artistic talent. You are both so gifted.

Jo said...

Beautiful dream card. Always love your style.
WOWZERS for the painting, the best gift of all xx

Papercraft Boutique said...

Another beautiful smooshed background, Loll! It sets off the pretty white wildflower die-cut. The size, shape, and placement of the sentiment is perfect! Jer's painting of Jessie is amazing too. Love it!
Hideko xx

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

What a gorgeous border die and I love the smooshed background, Loll! And oh my goodness, what a stunning painting of Jessie - something to treasure!!

Leslie Miller said...

What a beautiful card, Loll! I'm a fan of edger dies, as you probably know. The background is the star here. It looks so different from the first, though I can see the colors are basically the same. I'm stunned by the painting of Jessie! What a treasure!

kiwimeskreations said...

I love this die and the way you have used it - I have just come from Bonnie's blog where she has also featured it :) What a special gift
Blessings
Maxine

Vikki H said...

The smooshed paper and edge die are a match made in heaven! Glad you shared this beauty!

TK said...

Such a pretty die, and you've made it into a really lovely card! Love the soft colors.
Beautiful portrait of Jesse too!

Susan said...

Beautiful choice of background from your stash for this wonderful edge die! Gorgeous card! And Jeremy's painting of Jessie is incredible! Looking forward to seeing it.

HilaryJane said...

Those edge dies do make fabulous cards, yours is beautiful love the background. What a wonderful painting of your furry friend too xx

Bobby said...

Your smooshed background was a beautiful place to display that wonderful die, Loll.

Christine Alexander said...

Love the die cut and that beautiful smooshed background.
Jer's acrylic painting of Jessie is amazing ♥

JoAnn said...

Beautiful background for that lovely die cut. Love your card. I was enabled by Bonnie to purchase this die when I saw her card. Can't wait to get it and play with it. TFS