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Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Candy Canes~Buttons~Bows!!-Holiday

Happy Wed!

Hi~ya All,

How is everyone? Hope all is well, I'm feeling much better today, and as promised I did finish a card. I have been working on this card since Sunday, yes you heard it right. Between my back giving me fits, and deciding to add something different as I go, made this card a long one to complete. This card has layers of cardstock, machine stiching, heat embossing, 3-D images, and a whole lot of details. I'm so glad to be finished,when I was midway thru the card, I decided to detour, I wanted a different font, but couldn't find it in my cartridges that I have. So I remembered that I had bought a Quic-Kutz hand diecut about 2 years ago, and had never used it. That was before Cricut, so I went in my closet and pulled it out. It came with the CK typist mini alphabet set, and the size was just perfect for what I wanted. Oh boy, was I in for some work, I die-cut the alphabets out of 2 different papers, one a printed card stock, and the other printed paper, squeezing that bar. Then I became more creative, used Crystal Effects on those little letters to give it a acrylic look, using tweezers to hold on to them. Lots of work, but I love the end results. This card was one of those that nothing went smooth on, besides being in pain trying to work, I forgot when I was using DS to cut my candy canes, to flip the image for the mirror effect. Then I decided to heat emboss the sentiment inside along with the envelope, so that just added more time. Finally at 3:00 p.m. today, I finished. Well only 4 days, but you don't know how glad I am to be finished.
Hope you enjoy checking it out, because I am glad to move on to something else...
Thanks for looking!

Catcha soon!

"Um Buggin"


~JulieH~ said...

Ooh My Lillie this is just so gorgeous, fab red green and white and the letters really do look acrylic! I have QK handtool it's hard work squeezing those cuts!lol! So much detail I see something else every time I look! Stunning work my friend x



Lana Clarke said...

This is a very colourful and detailed card Lillie:)
I love it
Lana x

Carole Beath said...

Oh Lillie, Lillie...this card is so super fantastic. I just kept looking at it and finding more and more wonderful detail. This should be published! I have a huge line of Quickutz and I love that little die cut system. I take it with me when I go scrapbooking and it is a wonderful thing to have.

Sharon Caudle said...

WOW!!!! I love this card!!! I know it was a lot of work, but it was sure worth it! One quick little note...if you have a cuttlebug, you can use your quikcutz dies and just roll them through it four at a time! Just use your C plate instead of the B plate. You'll love it! hugs!

DonnaMundinger said...

Just love this Lillie! The detail is amazing! Like I told you on the phone, you've been tagged! Still can't get the pic loaded but visit my blog and I'm sure you can fingure it out. Hugs, Donna

Juliana Canales said...

Great cards!!!

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