Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Ikat Print & Mister C

I was never really big into flower stamp. But, the moment I saw Wplus9 Fresh Cut Florals set, I know I want it right away. Normally, when it comes to flower stamp set, I'd wait and ask myself again in a couple days if I'd really use that flower set often because based on previous experience, the few flower stamps I have just sit there, collecting dust.
A good, fun flower set really makes all the difference. I love how I can create awesome layering with this set. Since, I am so in love with this set right now, I have to play along with Wplus9 Monday Mood Board.
                                              

It's really fun to see the ikat pattern become such a trend. Although growing up in Indonesia, and on occasion have to wear traditional costume, I used to think ugh... ugly pattern. LOL, like many people, you appreciate your country beauty and richness once you're no longer there. Many of Indonesia traditional dress has the ikat pattern on it. Did you know that the word "ikat" is Indonesian word?

Anyway, even though I have the ikat pattern stamp set, I decided to create the pattern on my card using my Silhouette. First, here's the card:


Second, not only that background was created using Silhouette, but I was using my spanking brand new, early birthday present from hubby Silhouette Cameo. Yes, I retired my old Silhouette SD, Mister Q and with a slight guilty feeling (because Mister Q been so loyal and actually still work like a champ) replaced it with Mister C.


Can you tell that I am geek out over this?

I've been wanting to upgrade since Cameo came out, but I am one of those people who doesn't like to throw out any tool if it's not broken. I just couldn't justified spending out that much money when the one I have still working. Anyway after a couple years of thinking, I finally broke down when hubby pointed out that I am always so good at saving and I need to pamper myself now & then.
 
Besides he argued that I work hard with my cards, I need good tool (although he's real reasoning is this way he doesn't have to stress out to find me a good birthday present... hah!). And of course, I did find a good deal on this. I ordered this from Dickblick.com. Normal Cameo price is $299.99 and dickblick normal price is $269.99 and we're lucky that they have 30% off promo going on when we checked the site, so mine only cost $189. I think that's the cheapest you can get Cameo anywhere online. So, if you've been thinking of getting one, watch dickblick.com website for special offer.
 
And shipping was free. They estimated that my Cameo should arrive on 6/24, well, it arrived on 6/15!! Hubby was saying I have to wait 13 more days before I can use it and I was like, no, no, no, no, no... this is the one exception. Have to use now. :) ps: I wasn't paid by dickblick to promote them in anyway, I am just sharing my good experience here. Doing my good deed of enabling. ;)
 
Thank you for stopping by here and please stop by again as I'll be doing a birthday giveaway soon!


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14 comments:

June K said...

I love your vase full of the Fresh Cut Florals. It's so pretty. Thanks for the education. I didn't know the origin of "Ikat."

Congrats on your new tool. Your husband did good :).

Jackie said...

Hi Vera, Love your beautiful card! I received a Cameo for Christmas last year and I ADORE mine! It's an AMAZING machine!!!

Kara Lynne said...

Oooo, my Silhouette Sister in Crime! I still have my SD for the same reasons you did. Now if you broke down, that means I'm not too far behind! The look on your face is priceless! Gorgeous card, I hardly use flower stamps either, but that set would be an exception.

Andrea6760 said...

Your card is gorgeous Vera!! You did a beautiful job with the florals!! I love the pic of you grinning with your new Cameo! I also find great prices from DickBlick.com and am so happy your birthday gift arrived early. Enjoy your new toy!! *Hugs*

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

What a beautiful card-- LOVE that chevron design with the jar of flowers! GORGEOUS! And hooooooooray for an early bday present-- what a fab deal! I must check out this website!!!

Shelly said...

Such a pretty card! And your photo is adorable..you are too cute! :) Enjoy that wonderful gift of yours! ;)

Lalo said...

Okay first off, lucky girl and you look beautiful and totally excited in the photo. Next this card is simply GORGEOUS!!!!

Trinh said...

Love this beautiful card, Vera! I.must.get.that.set.soon. Woo hoo for early birthday gifts! Are you going to sell Mr. Q?

Purrfect Paper Creations said...

Love your background and your fabulous vase of flowers! And Happy Birthday!

Chris L.

Cath said...

What a cheerful card, Vera! And congrats and happy birthday! Enjoy your new toy! :)

Mary-Anne V said...

love the sweet card with the cool trendy design. Have fun with your new toy.

Cathy Fongjoyo said...

Your card is definitely beautiful and trendy,makes me want tat stamp set now. And so happy for u getting a wonderful gift!!

Karen said...

Aren't you a lucky girl!!
love your card....

maria f. said...

Looks like you're a lucky girl on many counts. Have fun with your new toy. Beautiful, sunny card.

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