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2018-04-10; Gob-smacked with old finds


Gob-smacked.  My new term for adding anything I have on my desk at the current time, onto a card.  This card has been gob-smacked.

It measures 4.5×4.5″ square.
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These flowers were my less than stellar attempt.  I had thrown them in a jar on my desk.  While I was gob-smacking, I added watercolor for the flower center, backed them with a Recollections flower to finish it off.  The tulle, waxed cording and  old die cut leaves were also in little containers on my desk.  Yes, my desk is a hazard area; but very conducive to creativity.
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I pulled out a container and found a package in there marked “Maggi’s Challenge.”  This was dated (circa 2009).  She had given me a bag full of stuff to see what I would create with it.  I still had left-overs in the bag and one of the items was a sheet of plastic die cuts.  Here you see a flourish that I added and brushed with a little gesso.

In the background you can see that I added a scrap of gold mesh ribbon, waxed cording and liquid pearls.

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More of the not so great flowers added to a Recollections ready made flower.  I also tucked in plastic (hard) flowers; foam flowers (tiny sprays in pink or purple) and a ready made ribbon flower that were in my jar.  These flowers were made with a Spellbinder die set called bitty blossoms.  The leaves tucked in are from a Sizzix die set called Garden Greens.

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This piece was cut from a scrap of scrapbook paper  and used as embellishment.

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And one more look at the card before you go on about your day….

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I’m pretty sure I like gob-smacking.  Unfortunately, gob-smacked cards cost more to mail  😉


Entered into the challenge at

CardzTV Anything goes Challenge


Challenge #94 – Anything Goes Dies R Us

2 Comments leave one →
  1. 2018/04/10 8:11 am

    What a beautiful creation! Remember you must used dies from companies carried at the Dies R Us store to qualify for the prize! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘Anything Goes DRU’ challenge at Dies R Us. Good Luck and please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop by for a visit.

  2. 2018/04/13 8:58 am

    Beautiful job, well done! Thank you for playing along with us in the DIES R US challenge!
    Dies R Us Challenge Blog DT

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