Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Connie-from the Gum Drop Gang Plate #15

So where are the Gum Drop Gang you ask?
Actually I only used the verse that comes with this plate #15 by Ralph Waldo Emerson.

The abstract-looking flower image you see is where I put some pretty Marigolds
between my Cuttlebug plates C and B (no embossing folders used) on top
of a piece of white cardstock by Cryogen and ran it all through the 
I ended up with a splash (in more ways than one which I will tell you about next!)
of color in the shape of a flower.  I only used black Memento ink for the verse, no other ink was used.
I scraped off the petals after it had all dried and overstamped the verse.
I will dry the flowers a little first next time as they were so wet it literally 
SPLASHED onto my embossing plates and had to be scrubbed off!

The Cryogen paper has a glimmer to it that really is lovely 
against the splashy flower imprint I think.

What do you think??
Thanks for looking!


  1. Connie- you create the BEST stuff! I love what you did here with the flowers. A gorgeous color and shape. Never in a million, gazillion years would I have thought to do this. I absolutely LOVE it. These sentiment is perfect for it!

  2. ohhhh perfect and I love plain sentiment cards. Nothing plain about this card though, love that flower. Love it.


  3. Nice technique to share with us today. I like that paper and the flower imprint goes well with the saying.

  4. I agree with Alex.. you always have the coolest ideas and techniques. And this is not exception. I love this and it turned out so beautiful.

  5. CONNIE.... seriously... what a little creative Diva you are! and the phrase is perfect for this lovely verse! You did amazing,Lady!

  6. awesome technique, love the results. very stunning.

  7. Love it Connie, you always have unique techniques. Beautiful card

  8. You really do come up with some wonderful techniques Connie. I love the colours in this card, it makes me smile.

  9. A wonderful idea, Connie. Love what you did and so different this time.
    Hugs, Karina

  10. A wonderful idea, Connie. Love what you did and so different this time.
    Hugs, Karina