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Jul 29, 2022

Magic Under the Sea - 3 Challenges.


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My card today is joining the Fusion (Beach Tiers) challenge,
and will also be entered for the current Color Throwdown #703
 Since I'm also using some brand new dies and stamps I'll post this on NBUS#40 as well.

I really liked the sketch and the inspiration photo for the Fusion challenge.  Then I noticed that this weeks Color Throwdown had some similar colors and a beachy vibes to it as well so I thought why not combine the 2 challenges into one card.  Here is what I came up with:

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So for this card I started with the sketch from the Fusion challenge only I turned my card vertical instead. - I also was inspired by the beach theme of the challenge.  Then I used the color scheme from the color throwdown (Kraft, Cream and Powder Blue) .

My card base is Crumb Cake (Kraft) with a layer of Very Vanilla (Cream) stamped with a retired SU background stamp, Cheese Cloth with Crumb Cake ink.  I cut out the Mermaid, Star Fish, Sea Shells using a retired piece of Bashful Blue cs and Very Vanilla cs.  I added some color to the mermaid, starfish & shells using old retired SU chalks.  The Panels are Very Vanilla edges with Crumb Cake and a piece of blue card stock (not sure what SU color is is but I know it's a retired color. I'm going to guess Baja Breeze.  

The sentiment was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  I added sparkle to the Mermaid and shells with a Wink of Stella pen.  The mermaid and shells were popped up on foam mounting tape.  I added some small caramel colored gems to the starfish centers to complete the card.

The Dies and Stamp set are part of a Spellbinders Kit (Under the Sea Magic) that a friend of mine sent me as a surprise this past week.  

I think this will make a fun birthday card for someone. - I hope you like it.


Jul 15, 2022

Freshly Made Sketches #544 & NBUS #40

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 Hello and Welcome!  Today I'm joining Freshly Made Sketches #544 and also NBUS #40
I really liked this sketch and found it easy to work with.
I had recently purchased a new stamp set, (Your Zest Life - Catherine Pooler) and the matching dies.  So I got it out along with another piece of new designer papers from Paper Studio and went to work on my card.
Details on this card:
Card stock, Daffodil Delight, Night of Navy for the strip & Basic White. (SU)
Designer Lemon Paper - American Crafts, Polka Dot textured paper -
Stamp Set - Live Your Zest Life - Catherine Pooler, Matching Dies
Ink Pads: Crushed Curry (for the lemon) and Memento Tuxedo Black.  Versa Mark Pad
White Embossing Powder
Colored Pencils, Gamsol, Wink of Stella, White Gel Pen, Paper Distressing Tool (retired SU) and Foam Mounting Tape. 

I tried to get a picture of the shimmer from the Wink of Stella pen but it's a bit blurry - you can still see some of the sparkle.  Looks really pretty in real life.

I hope you have enjoyed this card as much as I did creating it.