Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Using Some Already-Prepared Embellishments

A couple of days ago my Spellbinders Grand Caliber machine broke; the handle snapped off when I was cranking some dies with a thick shim. I ordered an eBosser, but it will take a few days to arrive. Rather than invest in another crank machine, it seemed more advantageous to put that money toward what has really been something I've wanted for a long time.

Since right now it is not an option to use dies or embossing folders, I delved into a stash of things previously cut.

A current challenge at Joan's Touch gives these guidelines:
  • Use pink and white
  • Use a lattice
  • Add some flowers
  • Use a product sold at Joan's Gardens

I have a wonderful Spellbinders lattice die and also a lattice EF, but cannot use either one of them and did not have any pre-cut or pre-embossed on hand. The biggest challenge was to somehow get a lattice onto this card, so I looked online for some free lattice papers and found some here. There was not a pink choice, so I manipulated the color of one of them in Microsoft Office Picture Manager.

I also used these:
  • Spellbinders Wonderful Wings Diecut (already had the butterfly cut); Fancy Framed Tags Two (also had this pre-cut with a sentiment I had printed out from computer, and with pink ink, no less!)
  • Martha Stewart Wild Flowers Border Punch; Stylus Tools
  • Cheery Lynn Mini Fanciful Flourish
  • Iridescent Glitter and Pink Glitter Glue
  • Liquid Pearls
  • Pink Ribbon
  • Bow Easy
  • Pop Dots
It is easy to see from the picture how the card was made:

I am also entering this card in the following challenges ending:

Mar 25 Word Art Wednesday  - AG 5E #1
Mar 25 Totally Papercrafts - Beautiful Borders 3E #1
Mar 28 Crafty Catz - Bling It Up 3E #1
Mar 29 613 Avenue Create  -  Challenge #64 - Anything Goes
Mar 28 Sister Act Card Challenge - AG UE  
Mar 31 TTCRD - AG 2E #1
Mar 31 Just Inspirational Challenges - Monchromatic 3E #1
Apr 03 4 Crafty Girlz - AG 3E #2
Apr 13 Brown Sugar Challenges - AG 2E #1 

Thank you for stopping by my blog. I always appreciate your visits. As always, God's highest and best to you today and every day.

Many rich blessings,
Ginny B.

Romans 10:9-11
If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by confessing with your mouth that you are saved. NLT  


  1. Oh, I'm sorry your machine broke. But your card is simply beautiful! The pinks are gorgeous and all the embellishments so pretty :)

  2. So Pink and so pretty! Love that glittery butterfly!

  3. Ginny,
    This is so pretty, soft and sweet with the little dashes of a brighter color. That wildflower border I haven't seen before, and it is adorable. I want a brother scan any image you have and then it cuts. Imagine your favorite stamps being scanned and sized for cutting. It is a shock when something breaks but it sounds like you are getting ready to make lemonade. Thank you for joining us this week at Word Art Wednesday. Blessings, Carole

  4. Ooh sorry to hear your machine broke, I'd be lost without my bigshot but you have made a beautiful card and the glittered butterfly is gorgeous, enjoy your ebosser when it arrives and thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week, Jac x

  5. Such a pretty card and lovely sentiment. Thanks for joining us at Totally Paper Crafts. Good Luck!
    Julie T

  6. Loving all the pink! But sorry to hear your machine broke. :( Thanks for joining us this week at the Sister Act Card Challenge! Hope to see you again next week! Sheena B.

  7. This is bright and lovely, and just a delight for my eyes. Thanks for sharing and for blessing us with your wonderful art this week.
    Word Art Wednesday

  8. Lovely Card. Very creative to find lattice paper online.

  9. Ginny, you did a fabulous job putting this together from your stash...yah stash right...??? I too, am sorry your machine broke, but you still made a gorgeous card without it. Have fun with your new machine, I hope to invest in one someday, too!!


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