Friday, August 1, 2008

"With Love"











Okay, this is the first project I completed using Graphically Speaking(GS) and the New Embossing Folders, (Frills, and With Love). I am soooooo loving Graphically Speaking. Can you say "LOADED"....Yes it is. So far I have found that it has the scalloped and classic shaped circles, squares, and rectangles. So, if you have not purchased the nestabilities, but have Graphically Speaking, you can really save yourself some dough....(He.....He)....






It took me forever to make this card because I was so overwhelmed with everything that was on the cart, I could not decide what shape to use first. Well, I used the Scalloped and Classic rectangle and the scalloped circle. I also did some research earlier in the week and discovered that 140 lb. ColdPress watercolour Paper works very well for embossing. The impressions are amazing and the paper gives so much depth. It costs a bit more than cardstock but the results are amazing.
Graphically Speaking Cartridge
Scallop Circle- 1- 3/4" and 2"
Scalloped Rectangle- shift- Icon-100% Pure @ 1- 3/4"
Icon Blackout @1-3/4"
Embossing Folders- With Love-"With Love" Strip
Frills
Carsons 140lb Cold Press Watercolor Paper
My Mind's Eye- Asparagus
Seed Beads
Ribbon

15 comments:

Susie said...

Very pretty, love the details.

AmyC said...

Beautiful card!! I love the embossing and all the scallops.

CakeJunkie said...

Very pretty. I love the scalloped shapes...I believe they are also on Storybook (which I bought and LOVE LOVE LOVE). We don't need no stinkin' Nestabilities!

CakeJunkie said...

Is the watercolor paper smooth like cardstock or does it have some texture like normal watercolor paper?

Ms_Dee said...

Cakejunkie,
The watercolor paper is "smoothly textured" if that makes sense. I used the 140 lbs weight on these cards, but they also come in 185 lbs, 98lbs, 90 lbs, 70lbs etc....I am going to try the 90lb on the friskar and MS punches to add to the cards next...The 140 lbs is to heavy for the puches to cut...Already tried it.....and thanks for checking out my blog...I posted this here just in case someone else had the same questions...... I plan to check out everyones that made comments here once I am finished with this drawing.....

Ms_Dee said...

Oh Yes, the nestabilities shapes are on Storybook too...Just found that out this morning when I checked out my other cart....It's really amazing how loaded these two carts are, isn't it????? I am loving them both....

Anonymous said...

Beautifull card !!!!

Amazing embosing !!!

Very intresting composition !!!

Salute !!!
Lengow.

Craftymaw said...

What a divine card!!!! I like the blue with the white.

Craftymaw said...

This sounds like a useful cart to get. I like the Storybook one too.

Craftymaw said...

I have a weakness for scallops. Now I need to find a scalloped oval(on a cart)

Maria said...

I love the cards you made, they are very pretty.
I'll have to put "GS" on my wish list.
Thanks for sharing all your wonderful creations.

-Maria

Gin said...

Just looking at these cards, I know that I will be out next week trying to locate these folders so that I can try my hand at making a few of these cards before the week is out. Thanks for those great tips.

Gin

Ms_Dee said...

Craftymaw- the oval shapes are on the Storybook cart.....matter of fact all of the shapes are on both carts....I gotta use thes carts...I have been busy with the folders , I keep forgetting to incorporate somethings from my carts onto my cards......Hey....I have not made a Layout in like forever......Soon,maybe soon....I'll have pics when I get back...(HeHe).....

Anonymous said...

And another GORGEOUS card! I loveee the brown, blue and white together! PERFECT!
I just received Graphically Speaking but haven't played with it yet....did look through the handbook and It is LOADED! I didn't think it could get any better but I turned the page and it just kept getting better and better :O) I have all the new A2 size folders and the border ones..(seasonal ones will be here Tuesday). OMG! look at me rammble on...Sorry! OK...this 140lb water color paper can it be purchased at AcMoore, JoAnns or Michaels?
I hope "some day" I will be able to make "perfect" cards like you!
Thank you!!
Brenda

Anonymous said...

Great card, love all the details!
ScrappingJoy

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