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  • Gnomes at the Beach



    Ready for Summer? School’s out and it’s time to pack the swimsuits and head for a beachy vacation. Beat the heat sitting by the water, breeze in your hair, toes in the sand. And don’t forget to grab a cool drink. Unwind, take a swim or just relax to the sound of the waves.


    It’s my turn to host the Inspiration Challenge (IC965) this first day of June, and we are visiting Patti J. Good Designs & her Pinterest Board. I came across THIS cute little gnome & used him for my inspiration.

    After coloring my cute little gnomes & die cutting them, I made a background for them using a couple of stencils. I die cut the white panel then taped the sun burst stencil across the top & placed the rectangle stencil to mask off the lower section. After sponging the yellows & a bit of pink, I removed the sun stencil & used a reverse mask I made by die cutting a similar sized circle in the middle of a piece of copy paper, to cover the rays, then sponged in the sun itself. I removed this, placed the wavy stencil across the bottom section & the rectangle stencil over the top part. The blues were sponged in for the waves.

    The gnomes & palm tree were popped up a bit & the smallish mini slimline die cut was popped up a bit more before the gnomes were added. The greeting was stamped directly over the sun burst rays before the gnome panel was added. I used some stickles glitter glue to paint in the sparkle on the waves.
    These are the Copics I used. I will mention, in real life, these gnomes’ outfits are soooo bright w/ the fluorescent Copics. They literally glow!

    Thanks
    so much for stopping by!


    Supplies:

    Stamps: Brass & Bliss: Beach Gnome set 
     Paper:  Staples 110# white
    Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Brass & Bliss/Rubbernecker Stamps: Color Fuse inks set #1, set #4, set #8
    Accessories:  Brass & Bliss/Rubbernecker Stamps:  Beach Gnome set, Stitched Rectangles, Mini Slimline Stitched dies, Sun Burst, Wavy, Rectangle Mask Stencils, Blending Brushes,  MISTI, Copic markers, stickles



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  • Fish U Were Here


    A fun little vacation card with some adorable fish and sea creatures. And the nautical frame is perfect. Send it to someone you miss and would love to see. Also good for birthdays or just miss you & hope to see you soon.


    A big congrats to Linda, the newest Featured Stamper(FS903)! She has a fun, really big gallery & after much browsing, I chose THIS card to case. I kept the cute shark & fish theme, but used different images, dies, colors & left off the designer paper.

    After coloring & die cutting all the little fishy friends, I did the same w/ the palm trees then die cut the nautical frame out of white. The greeting was stamped directly onto this, then I backed it w/ a piece of teal. The little fish & trees were arranged & popped up just a bit.

    And here are the Copics I used:

    Thanks so much for stopping by!


    Supplies:

    Stamps: Brass & Bliss: Swim Party set, Beach Gnome set (palm trees)
     Paper:  Staples 110# white, teal
    Ink: Memento tuxedo black
    Accessories:  Brass & Bliss/Rubbernecker Stamps: Swim Party set,  Beach Gnome set, Under the Sea Cover dies, Circled Paver Stencil, Detail Blending Brushes,  MISTI, Copic markers, sequins



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  • Meow Vacay



    A fun little kitty at the beach card. He’s just relaxing under an umbrella w/ tall, cold drink nearby. Would be perfect for a summer birthday, Father’s Day or a getaway, bon voyage card for friends. Change up the colors to go with your chosen paper.

    A big congrats to Linda, the newest Featured Stamper (FS902)! She has fun, growing gallery & I chose THIS card to case. I kept the narrow window layout but I used different images, dies, colors & a stamped greeting instead of die cut.

    For my card, I die cut the white front then used a mini slimline die for the window. I wanted have a bit of a frame, so i cut the inside piece w/ the next smaller size die & put the frame back w/ a piece of designer paper behind it. The images were colored & die cut w/ their coordinating dies, popped up.

    These are the Copics I used:

    Thanks
    so much for stopping by!


    Supplies:

    Stamps: Brass & Bliss: Cats at the Beach set
     Paper:  Staples 110# white, Brass & Bliss: Tropical Dreams paper pad
    Ink: Memento tuxedo black
    Accessories:  Brass & Bliss/Rubbernecker Stamps: Sm. Stitch Rectangles, Cats at the Beach set, Mini Slimline w/ Stitch dies,  MISTI, Copic markers 



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