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Jul 27, 2023



Welcome! - Summer seems to be zipping by quickly so I thought I'd best post this card before it's Autumn! 




 Now I must admit this card really was a hard one for me.  I have an "aversion" to eating watermelon (it makes me sick) so I think psychologically I just couldn't seem to get this card to cooperate with me!  - I persevered though and finally ended up with something that I liked.

Card Base: Berry Burst (SU) layered with Basic White and then an embossed panel of Shaded Spruce.  The Watermelon Pops and Sentiment are from my NEW Unity KOTM (Anchored by Love).

I colored the pops with Copic markers (still learning how to use them) and fussy cut them out.  Layered on SU Stylish Dies and Circle Die with matching colors.  

Sentiment Stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

Added Gems to complete the card.

I also stamped one of the pops in Berry Burst ink on the inside of the card.

Embossing folder is from Paper Studio.


Jul 15, 2023

Freshly Made Sketches #594 and Card2 for ColorThrowdown#751

 Wow - 2 cards in one week! - Yes it's nice to have had some time to be creative and stamp.

This time I'm joining Freshly Made Sketches for sketch #594
This one was a little tough for me.  
Here is the card that I created. - It uses the same stamp set and colors from the Color Throwdown#751 that I used for my card yesterday. 

Colors used:  Aqua, Kraft, Gold and Cream.
Stamp Set - Unity Whit Kit - Meadow of Hope
Inks: Pool Party, Coastal Cabana (SU) and retired Bermuda Bay (SU), Crumb Cake
Card Stock: Bermuda Bay, Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Metallic Gold.
Die: Thanks Die - Part of the Unity Kit, Circle Die (SU Stylish Dies)
Marbled Background - Unity Rainbow Alcohol Ink Paper - This came with the kit but is now sold separately.
Gold Gems - Unity
Enamel Dots - Paper Studio
Wink of Stella was used on the butterflies to add some shimmer.
I edged the Crumb cake Ink and Around the Circles and some Coastal Cabana around the strip of Crumb Cake.

Jul 13, 2023

Color Throwdown #751

Today I am joining in on the Color Throwdown #751 - The colors are Aqua, Kraft, Gold and Cream.

Here is the card that I created for the challenge:

For this card I used the April Whit Card Kit: Meadow of Hope from Unity Stamps.  The stamp kit also included a paper pack (which I did not use for this card) and the Thanks Die and Shadow Die.

I stamped the Meadow down on Crumb Cake cs with Memento Tuxedo black ink.  Then I colored it with Prisma Colored pencils.  I added some gold dots using the retired SU Itty Bitty Backgrounds stamp set & Encore Gold Metallic ink.  I cut a portion of the image out using the circle die from SU Stylish die set.

The card base is Very Vanilla cs - SU
Layered with Coastal Cabana cs - SU - the sentiment was stamped with the Memento Tuxedo black ink.

I used a piece of retired SU Bermuda Bay card stock for the offset circle (I miss Bermuda Bay).

The "Thanks was cut with Gold card stock and Coastal Cabana.
I added some gold gems that came with the Whit card kit to complete the card.  The main image was mounted with foam tape to give it some dimension.

So that's it for this card. - For those who sent up prayers for my hubby he is home and doing fair.  He still has some issues he is dealing with so continued prayers are greatly appreciated.