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It’s hard to believe that my youngest will be headed back to school in 2 weeks. This summer has just flown by! One of the things that I enjoy about the summer break is that I don’t have to fix a school lunch every morning. By the end of the school year, it becomes the chore that I despise the most. Bella asked me very nicely in the last week of school to enclose some cute notes in her lunch. After I finished laughing hysterically, I told her it just wasn’t going to happen. That is something I tend to do at the beginning and middle of the year only! Yes, I’m a pretty good mom at the start of a school year and I’m rather awful by the end. So today’s card is the first one I’ve made that will go in her lunchbox. She loves the new Garden Girl stamp set so I knew it would be perfect.
I used this week’s sketch from Freshly Made Sketches for the layout. The background paper is from the Just Add olor Specialty Designer Series Paper. This paper contains 6 different designs on heavyweight 12″ x 12″ card stock that is perfect for coloring. However, I chose to leave it black and white to make the little Garden Girl image stand out even more. The sentiment is from the Layering Love stamp set.
For the Garden Girl, I stamped her onto Whisper White card stock and fussy cut the entire image. Next, I stamped her onto various colors of card stock and cut out the individual elements before gluing them onto the Whisper White image. As a a final step, I added some Watercolor Pencils and an aquapainter to add some dimension to her dress, hair, skin, and various other elements. She is definitely a cutie!
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Hey everyone! It’s time for another sketch challenge at TGIF Challenges. You can check out what the other designers created using the sketch below by visiting the challenge blog. I’d also like to invite you to play along with us and upload your creations. We love to see how you interpret the sketches.
This is going to be a busy year for us with weddings and babies. Tomorrow, we will be attending the wedding of the daughter of my husband’s good friend from high school. I’m quite certain that we are not old enough to have friends with children that are old enough to get married. Yep! I’m definitely getting old!
Since we will be giving them a gift card, I wanted to create a beautiful wedding card for the newlyweds. The background is from the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack and lends a bit of a rustic feel to an otherwise elegant card. I added a few Gold embossed banners using the Bundle of Love Specialty Designer Series Paper. The greeting is from the Better Together stamp set. It was stamped in versamark, heat embossed with gold embossing powder, then die cut with the Stitched Shapes framelits. To complete the gold ensemble, I added a scallop layer of Gold Foil cardstock and a wrap of the mini gold sequin trim.
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It’s the last Friday of the month and that means we are featuring one of our designers at TGIF Challenges. I am thrilled that my good friend, Elizabeth Price, is this month’s Designer Spotlight. I’ve know her for several years and I’m always in awe of her creations. Be sure to check out her blog to see for yourself.
Elizabeth is a master of layering various papers and her use of accessories is always spot on. You can click HERE to see the card I chose to CASE. When I saw what she did with the Hexagon embossing folder, I knew I had to try it myself. For the background, I started by embossing Shimmery White card stock with the Hexagons embossing folder and the Big Shot. I lightly rubbed my Basic Black ink pad onto the folder before running it through the machine to create the black outlines.
I thought that the hexagons resembled the scales on a fish or a mermaid’s tail, so I selected 3 colors that would look iridescent when combined: Pacific Point, Emerald Envy, and Perfect Plum. An Aqua Painter was used to color the hexagons and the Magical Mermaid image. The tail was a blend of the colors and was brushed with the Clear Wink of Stella to make it shimmer.
If you haven’t fallen in love with the Birthday Memories Suite yet, I think that today’s card may push you over the edge. How cute are these poodles? There are two 12″ x 12″ sheets of the Birthday Memories Designer Series Paper covered in poodles, plus one of the die cuts will cut out the main poodle image perfectly.
The greeting is from the Birthday Delivery stamp set and it was stamped in Real Red ink onto Whisper White card stock. I used the Big Shot and the Layering Circles Dies to cut out the Whisper White circle and the Real Red Scallop Circle. To accessorize the card, I tied on some Basic Black 3/8″ Shimmer Ribbon and added a few Real Red Enamel shapes.
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If you are looking for some bright, colorful images to adorn your handmade birthday cards, look no further than the Birthday Memories Suite of products. There is an amazing bundle that features the Birthday Delivery Photopolymer stamp set, Birthday Memories Designer Series Paper, and Birthday Friends Framelits. What I love most about this bundle is the coordination of the Framelits with the Designer Series Paper. For today’s card, I was able to die cut the fox image and banner from the paper…..very little stamping required!
There are a couple of stamps that will fit inside the banner. I chose to stamp the sentiment in the coordinating Pacific Point ink. The background was embossed with the Big Shot and the new Polka Dot Basics Embossing Folder. I also added a few Brights Enamel Shapes to make this card even more festive.
For cards that feature a darker card stock base, I always place a piece of Whisper White card stock on the inside for stamping and/or writing a personalized greeting. On this card, I also added a strip of the Designer Series Paper to match it to the front.
I’m trying very hard not to hoard my Designer Series Paper this year. I was able to die cut quite a few of the fox images from my paper and create these cards for my most recent downline meeting. My group of demonstrators meets every other month to share ideas and talk shop. We also have a group Facebook page where we can share our card creations.
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