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  • Sending Vitamin Sea


    Being sick in the summer is no fun but here’s a little get well card sure to make them feel better. Some cute little sea creatures in bright colors swimming in a sea of marbled paper against the cool aqua background is so soothing.

    A big congrats to Sue, the newest Featured Stamper (FS907). She has a big beautiful gallery & I chose THIS card to case. I kept the sea creature theme & layout but I used different images, dies, colors & made mine a get well card.

    After coloring & die cutting the little creatures, I die cut a piece of pale green marbled paper twice w/ a set of stacked arches. I used the larger one first, then used a size 2 down to cut out the smallest arch. The size in between the two was used to cut the teal arch. The large pale aqua background was cut w/ a large cover die w/ square holes. After cutting it, I positioned the die (on one side only) 1 square in toward the center & cut that one side only. I did this again for the bottom. I wanted some of the teal showing around the outside & this was my solution to making the die a little smaller. The greeting was stamped before I put all the layers together & added the images.

    Here are the Copics I used: (that’s a BV02 in the lower left, in case you can’t see it, & the Y04 & Y17 were used on a fish I ended up not using).

    Thanks
    so much for stopping by!


    Supplies:

    Stamps: Brass & Bliss: Swim Party set, Vitamin Sea set 
     Paper:  Staples 110# white, pale aqua, teal, Brass & Bliss: Marbled Perfection
    Ink: Versaclair nocturne
    Accessories:  Brass & Bliss/Rubbernecker Stamps: Swim Party set, Vitamins Sea set, Rectangles w/ Square Holes, STacked Arches dies,   MISTI, Copic Markers, rhinestones



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  • Sea You Soon



    Some designer paper and a few dies are all you need to make this nautical card. Use whichever colors float your boat! I went with a deep blue for the frame and some neutrals for my lighthouse. The frame and scenic paper really steal the show.

    For the Inspiration Challenge this week, we are visiting Unshattered & their Pinterest Board. I used the colors in THIS bag for my inspiration.

    I knew I wanted to use this paper & I also wanted a lighthouse so i picked some tans & blues & die cut several lighthouses then pieced them together. The idea I had in my head was to make a dk blue frame w/ the paper showing thru the middle. When I saw the sea frame I decided that was what I wanted & in order to have the paper show thru, I die cut an oval in the center. The designer paper was cut w/ an oval slightly larger than the cut out & the paper was placed behind it. The lighthouse was popped up & placed on top of the frame. I used a tag for the greeting & attached it. Pretty simple to make!

    Thanks
    so much for stopping by!


    Supplies:

    Stamps: Brass & Bliss: Swim Party set (greeting)
     Paper:  Staples 110# white, ivory, tan, lt blue, dk blue, Brass & Bliss: Life Upon the Sea paper pad
    Ink: Memento tuxedo black
    Accessories:  Brass & Bliss/Rubbernecker Stamps: Swim Party set,  Under the Sea Cover, Lighthouse, Off Set Tags dies,  MISTI



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  • Dad’s Tie



    Need some Dad card ideas? This new Shirt & Tie die set is sure to fit the bill! Pick Dad’s favorite colors & put it all together. Pick a greeting from the Dad Phrases set and you’re all set. 

    For the Inspiration Challenge (IC964) we are visiting a shop called Miss Jophiel & their Pinterest Board where I found THIS to use as my inspiration. I really liked the sky blue w/ the yellow flowers.

    To make my card, I die cut a piece of sky blue w/ the second largest stitched rectangle die then cut it again w/ a herringbone patterned piercing die. I love the texture this gives for a plain background. The shirt front, collars & pocket were cut out of lt yellow & the tie was cut out of a piece of Tropical Dreams paper. My dad would have loved this. He liked yellow & he loved tropical prints. The white background was cut w/ the largest stitched rectangle & for the greeting, I used an off set tag. I stamped it, then ran it half way thru the die cutting machine, turned the die & paper around & cut the other end w/ the flag points to have each end the same. The tie, pocket & collar points were popped up for dimension.

    Thanks
    so much for stopping by!


    Supplies:

    Stamps: Brass & Bliss: Dad Phrases
     Paper:  Staples 110# white, lt yellow, sky blue.  Brass & Bliss: Tropical Dreams paper pad
    Ink: Memento tuxedo black
    Accessories:  Brass & Bliss/Rubbernecker Stamps: Sm. Stitch Rectangles, Dress Shirt & Tie, Off Set Tags, Background Cover #1 dies,  MISTI 



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