Tuesday, February 28, 2012

LOTV Cuteness!

I have another card from the magazine that I can show you today.  It is a pretty simple layout and all, but I wanted a little different shape from the usual 6x6 size. 


This Lili of the Valley cuties is called "Little Dot Birthday".  I did a little stitching around the edges and added a Martha Stewart punch around the edges also.  She is colored with Distress Inks and there's a bit of Stardust Stickles on the wings and butterfly.  I don't know why I always want to stickle butterflies, they really aren't glittery, but i always feel they should be haha!!

Speaking of distress inks, uh oh!!!!! I order a bunch of the DI markers from 7 Kids (they aren't here yet) and so I saw them at my local scrap store the other day and picked up a marker that I know I didn't order to "play" with a bit.  Well, it is my observation so far that they do not work like the watercolors at all.  Just so you know, they do not blend on watercolor paper or the copics paper I use, but when I pulled out some very old glossy paper, they blended.  So that being said, I am pretty sure I will have to order the Specialty paper that he came out with to go with the markers to make them work like I want them to.  On his video it looks pretty easy to blend, but that is because he is using that specialty paper.  I just wanted to let everyone know, to make sure you get that paper if you order the markers.

Gotta run and finish up some cards!!!

Thanks so much for visiting me and I will be back soon!

Hugs, Dena

44 comments:

  1. So pretty, love the shape and the edging.

    Pam x

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  2. Just adorable, Dena! Love the card shape and border edging! Cutest image, fresh, spring papers and lovely stitching embellishment! I need some border punches!! Lisa x

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  3. Beautiful card, such a cutie and I love the glitter on the butterfly I agree they should sparkle. Thanks for the tip on the DI markers I ordered them as well so I will order the paper now
    Louise

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  4. Dena, I love this card. The MS edge is so effective....I hope you don't mind but I would love to do something like that on a card! Oh you know how to get my creative juices going.....
    You do those distress inks so beautifully!

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  5. Another beautiful card Dena.
    You have made me laugh as I have just stickled a butterfly! xxx

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  6. Such a cute card. I love the way you did the wings and butterfly.

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  7. Hi cutiepie!

    I agree with you, the layout is pretty simple but you know what? Sometimes that´s what is the most beautiful thing! A real gorgeous CAS card. Love the punch you used, gives a very cool effect to the edge and your shape is perfect too. Cute stamp - as always, beautiful!

    Hugs

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  8. Your card is just lovely Dena. The different shape is fun and the colors are so pretty. :-)
    Thanks so much for the tip about the new markers. I've been holding off on getting them cause I didn't know if they would work for "painting" like the ink and brush technique you've totally gotten me hooked on. LOL I was afraid they might put down too much ink and now I know they only blend on the specialty paper. Very helpful info to know. hugs!

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  9. Hi Dena, Super sweet card I love this darling image and also the shape and papers!
    Thanks for the heads up on the DI markers.
    Hugs Bonnie

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  10. Dena this is just so pretty I just love your colouring it looks superb and the shape and stitching just stunning! Chanelle xxx

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  11. A beautiful card!! Lovely colors and layout:-) Sooo cute image!!

    Have a great week!
    Hugs Laila.

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  12. Hey hun, sometimes simple is the best (and hey, I'm the simplest Squirrel around) - gorgeous card using this little Dot, fabulous spring-y colours too. Love it. Thanks for the tip about the DI paper, bum, more money! Hugs Sxx

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  13. Beautiful Dena............ I have here peeking but haven't been able to comment!!

    Hope you are well........
    hugs...

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  14. Lovely card, love the sweet image and pretty papers. The punched border looks fabulous.
    Lyndsey xx

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  15. Gorgeous card Dena. Lovely colours and such a cute image.
    Lorraine x

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  16. What a sweet card Dena, love the image and such a gorgeous border!! Hugs, Frea

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  17. Congratulations on having yet ANOTHER card in the magazine! Yayyyy! Dena, you ROCK! Gosh Almighty, this is so darn DARLING! I love that scalloped border around the edges .. gives it such a unique and GORGEOUS design! And this image is SO cute .. well to top it off, your colouring puts so much life into everything! Wheweee!

    Well you know what? I'm the same way about the glittering. I glitter up the butterflies, the flowers .. lol .. all the pretty little teeny things. haha!!!

    ps .. can't wait to see what you do with the new DI markers! Thank you for the tip on the paper!

    Big Huggers,
    Elise

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  18. Its an adorable card.I am new to stamping and I wish I could borrow another pair of eyes to see all the lovely creations .What size is the card ??

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  19. Wow what a stunningly sweet card ! Love it !

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  20. Simply gorgeous, love the edging!
    Helen x

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  21. Hi Dena! What a totally enchanting card.....love the MS border! The image is too cute.....spectacular creation!

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  22. Hi Dena
    I just love this card so beautiful.
    Just to let you know I bought the whole set of Distress Markers and they are on their way back tomorrow, I could not get them to blend on any paper I tried - I decided they are not for me. Watched his tutorial so many times and was very upset and frustrated in the end.
    Hugs
    Suzie xx

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  23. Stunning card, love the shape x Susan x

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  24. Absolutely gorgeous.
    Hugs, Yvon

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  25. Hi Dena
    Just replying to you message on my blog, no I did not try his paper as he clearly stated on his video that you can use any paper, I tried all the paper I had in the house, including watercolour paper and none would blend, the colour I laid down did not fade or blend into the background or blend with another colour. On my lovely smooth paper I use for copics the finish came off. Maybe it is me but I just could not get them to blend.
    Hugs
    Suzie xx

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  26. Such a cutie, Dena! Gorgeous colouring as ALWAYS! and I love the border around the card! Very pretty. Thanx for the tip about the markers too and CONGRATULATIONS on being published again! Hugs, Lesley

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  27. Hi sweetie oh this is soooooooooo gorgeous I love the image & your colouring is amazing as always. I agree about butterflies hun they are so beautiful that they should glisten, they deserve to sparkle.

    Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

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  28. Oh this is so pretty Dena! What a cute little stamp you used today and I love the edging around your card! So elegant and dainty! hugs, Angela

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  29. Hi Dena,
    this is a very pretty card today, and the edge is so effective. There is nothing wrong with glittering butterflies is there- its just gives the impression of the delicacy of their wings (that's my excuse and I am sticking to it..lol!).
    I haven't bought the DI markers yet, and think I won't bother now. I have managed well up to now just using the pads, craft sheet and a brush so unless they work on a variety of card/papers to me they are not worth the money.
    Thank you so much for letting us know, that has probably saved me alot of money. I will do like you though and try one and then I can decide for sure can't I.
    All the best Linda

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  30. This is stunning Dena your colouring is always so gentle and perfect love this xxxxxxxxxx

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  31. Oh what a gorgeous, adorable card Dena and such lovely details.
    luv
    Debby

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  32. What a sweet card! I love the fun border. Congrats on the publication!!
    ~Lacey
    www.stampandcreate.com
    www.handstampedbylacey.typepad.com

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  33. love the boarder it's fab. And as ever your colouring in is great.

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  34. A beautiful card Dena! Lovely edge punch and such a sweet image! hugs, Marlies

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  35. Stunning card and beautiful colouring.

    I love that lace edge.

    Hugs
    Jayne
    x

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  36. Such Sweetness, Love how you framed it

    Hugs
    Debbie

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  37. completely gorgeous as always! I need that stamp!

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  38. Hi Dena. This is so beautiful! I love the color combo and your colouring amazing as always. Gorgeous card! Hugs, Ivonne

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  39. Yet another adorable cutie! Love your work!!!
    Hugs, Iulia

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  40. Thanks so much Dena, for the heads up on the TH marking pens. I wrote to him and asked specifically if you got the same results with regular cardstock and got no answer for obvious reasons.
    Your card is beautiful as always! Love the DP with that delicate little daisy print.

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  41. So cute Dena, beautiful papers and love the MS edge!

    Hugs Corine

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  42. your card is so beautiful!!! I agree butterflies should be glittery!

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  43. Lovely card! Great shape and colors! Such a cute image. Hugs, Hanneke

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  44. Everything's better with a bit of glitter! :) A wonderfully shaped card, this is super cute!

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