Thursday, February 23, 2012

On the road again...

Actually, I am in the air again, on my way to Nashville, Tennessee.  I have been doing a lot of traveling so far this year and I am grateful that my husband and son are pretty good at managing on their own. 

My husband has gotten used to my crazy ideas and erratic schedule.  I am lucky that he is also able to ignore dust bunnies - at least until they start their own families!  I wanted to show you the beautiful Valentine card he gave me this year.  I would appreciate any card, but I loved the one he picked because it suited me so perfectly.

The design has lots of leaves with delicate vein lines.  The leaves on the flaps have the design cut out and the leaves on the center part of the card are printed.  I think this is probably a laser cut - I know it is much more delicate than I want to attempt on any of my machines.

I think the design is just lovely and it certainly gives me ideas for creating some gatefold cards.  There are lots of different shapes or designs you could use for the sides.

Here is one more photo that was taken in strong sunlight and shows just how fine the lines are in the leaves.

Do you ever find a commercial card that inspires you to create your own version or variation?   I like to take bits and pieces from all of my experiences and put them together in new ways - like the weathervane design from a few days ago that has endless variations.

I will have had very little sleep since we have to leave for the airport around 4 AM.  I hope I can snooze a little on the plane - I have to be able to keep up with all of those young mommy bloggers in their "cute shoes"!

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  1. Beautiful card...he obviously appreciates your love of art!

  2. Beautiful card! I know you will create something fabulous from this card. Enjoy your trip!

  3. Hi Diane,what a beautiful card, it also inspires me to try a gatefold card. I love the pictures you took on the weathervane post. I have been talking to my husband about planning a trip around your neck of the woods. I believe it is not too far from Ottawa. Enjoy your trip to Nashville and I can't wait to see pics from the trip and don't forget to take some of the cute shoes!

  4. Looks as your husband really put some thought in your card. Can't wait to see what you create with the ideas you get from it. I am looking forward to what you learn on your trip too and hope your visit to my home state is enjoyable.

  5. What a beautiful card your husband picked. I see why it inspired you to want to design some double gate cards . Have fun on your confy shoes. Looking forward to reading your blog every morning, Thank you so very much for all you do and share with us!

  6. Such an elegant card. I'm going to try a gatefold card.

  7. Absolutely beautiful card and it does suit you perfectly. I know you will be inspired to create one as beautiful. Have a great trip.

  8. Oh my, that is one beautiful card. I often find myself walking through the card isles just looking at cards to gather inspiration for different cards. I have never seen one as beautiful as this one thou.

    thank you for sharing


  9. beautiful card....and when I saw the leaves, right away my thoughts went to the leaves on accent Essentials, also I have a question for there a way you could get one of cricuts image and put it on the Sil software and design and cut it??? and I know you are going to do something awesome with that design....did you get to have your cut before your trip?? and get your glasses?? don't forget the pics...have a safe and fun trip


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