Wednesday, September 4, 2013

IO Die Blog Hop- Day 2


Welcome to day two of the die blog hop! For today's card I used the Cattails die set (DIE087-P). It looks like I used several different die sets, but the dragonflies and the cattails are in the same set. When I first designed the card, I cut everything out in white and then started coloring the diecut pieces with markers. I decided that I didn't like it as much as I did the version where everything was cut in dark green paper with brown marker on the cattail tips and glitter added to the dragonfly wings. To finish the card, I layered everthing onto a Distress Ink background and added the Happiest Things saying (D14072).

Want to see other samples with the new dies and have a chance to win a great prize? Here is what you need to do:
Participant Drawing Guidelines
  • Starting today through Thursday, September 5, comment on each participating blog for that day.
  • The deadline for comments for each day will be 10 p.m. EST.
  • There will be a drawing on each day for 3 Dies or Die Sets of the winner's choice.
  • The winner for each day will be announced in the next day's post.
  • On Thursday, September 5, we will have our regular challenge for all of you.

Blogs to visit today:
Impression Obsession Blog
Daniela Dobson
Dina Kowal
Ellen Taylor
Jeanne Streiff
Jenny Gropp
Kittie Caracciolo
Laura Fulcher (you are here)
Vicki Garrett

53 comments:

Paula Touhey said...

I love the colors in your card. It is perfect for fall.

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Beautiful background for the delicate die cuts. The dragonflies are especially wonderful. Have a great day, Shirley

Linda R. said...

Great card. I esp. love the background!

lisa808 said...

Beautiful background/card. How cool that the dragonflies are included in the cattails set.

Angie said...

So stunning!!! Oh my! I am going to have to go check out The CATTAILS set! I LOVE this! The dragonflies are awesome and oh so cool paired with the cattails. Your background is gorgeous!

Craftyfield said...

I wasn't sure... but after seeing your card I NEED those Cattails... I even have the perfect stamp to go with them!

kReN said...

I am so drawn to dragonflies! I will have to do some research about what that says about me or my personality. Your card is so lovely with the cattails and the dragonflies. I LOVE that these come together in a set. I am definitely putting these on my wish list!Thanks for sharing your project and for the opportunity to win!

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the primitive country bug said...

Lovely card! I love the colors and the detail of the cattails. so sweet!

Diane said...

A perfect card for a man...love these new dies!!

Sue Speck said...

Those cattails were on my "maybe" list but now they've jumped to must-haves, thanks to your gorgeous card!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful, gorgeous color. Wonderful dies. Mary L Schreiber

carmen conners said...

I had already put the cattails in my cart...they're sitting there as we speak! The dragonflies are going in the cart. I love the colors you used and those cattails make everything pop! Ty for sharing!!!

Mary Marsh said...

This is so pretty and the bg you created is beautiful -perfect for the cat tails

Deb Theo said...

Beautiful fall caed

marymaci said...

Lovely card, Laura!

pamboe said...

I love the cattails and how they look up against your sunset.

Rachel B. said...

Beautiful card with a nice background!

NancyJ said...

I really like the delicate diecuts. The background is perfect.

Vickie Y said...

Fabulous background; love the cattails! Gorgeous card.

Tami B. said...

So pretty. I wish I could get my distress backgrounds to turn out as well as yours.

Lin said...

Beautifully done, Laura, perfect for this time of year, and that sentiment is wonderful!

Miriam Prantner said...

Love this quote! Wonderful blending, and love those delicate dies!

SannaS said...

oh wow!! lovely happy card!! with beautiful colors!! =)

Sue D said...

Lovely background for the cattails and dragonflies.

Paula Huiras said...

Very nice. Love that die set.
PH

Ellen said...

Gorgeous background for your fabby scene Laura!

Linda Carson said...

Stunning! Love the colors and design! Great job!

Colorado Crafter said...

Very lovely card!!! Love these new IO dies!!

Chrisi said...

This is a perfect card for anyone at all - well done. The colors are just lovely!

mareda said...

Thank you for using the cattails die set. I was curious as to the size of this die set. The dragonflies are precious. Love how you used distress ink for the background

Pattie J. said...

when I saw this, I thought of the Texas heat. The happiest thing would be to have wings. Thinking of Spring, and flowers, bar-be-ques, now Autumn. All are better than the high heat. Love you card.

Shona said...

This is beautiful! That saying with those die cuts and the gorgeous b'ground make the most wonderful card!

Shirley N said...

Wow, love those dies against your beautiful DI background!

Colleen C. said...

Gorgeous card. I really love the fall colors.

Janis said...

Gorgeous card....love the cattails!
<3 J

Vivian C. said...

Beautiful card, great colors.

Eloise Herrman said...

Those cattails are great.

stampqueen said...

Great card - love the sunset!!

Donna Hilse said...

Perfect card for fall, love cattails and dragonflies, had to order that set.

Sandy (Cheesy) said...

Laura, this is really beautiful. The colors in the BG are beautiful, and really set off the dies.

Linda S. said...

How wonderful to have the cattail and dragon-fly dies in the same package. It seems like where you find one, you'll always find the other.

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful card! I love your colors! The cattails and dragonfly are fabulous dies!

Susan said...

This is so pretty. I just love it.

Karen said...

The georgeous warm colors you chose are perfect for this Autumn card and really set off the cattails and dragonfly die cuts. Love the design of this card and the sentiment you chose.

Katie said...

Great card! Love the background you created. This cattails die is wonderful. And now I 'have' to have that sentiment. Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

Larissa Heskett said...

OMG!! Loving this!! Such a FUN Design!! Thanks for sharing and have a Fabulous Week!! ;)

snailzpace said...

a beautiful design, creative use of the dies and i love the inky background colours.

GrannyB said...

The colors are beautiful and the cattails will be a great die to have.

Betty Sue said...

Such beautiful fall colors!! Beautiful!

cghundley said...

Your card is so
lovely. Very
pretty.
Carla from Utah

Sandra said...

great card!
Sandra ltb

Carmen said...

Oh gosh!!! How utterly cool!!! What an amazing die and your call on the glaze was spot on! TY for sharing!!

Sandy said...

I love this card - great card with a wonderful sentiment.
Sandy