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  • Enjoy Your Summer



    A fun card full of colorful swimsuits, hats & flip flops. Perfect for a vacation send off, beach trip or just to say hi. Color these any way your heart desires or use someone’s favorite colors. Would also look great in a monochromatic color scheme. Be sure to bring enough popsicles for everyone!

    A big congrats to Christine, the newest Featured Stamper (FS905)! She has a wonderful gallery & I chose THIS to case. I loved the idea of matching images in different colors, so I kept that. I used different images & dies, not near as many swimsuits as Christine has sisters, lol. And I made mine a summer card instead of a t-shirt.

    After stamping all the images several times, coloring & die cutting them, I added card board behind them to give them lift & sturdiness. I dry fit everything in order to find the best place for the greeting. After I stamped it, I attached all the colorful images. When I had it all put together, I thought “hmm..didn’t bring enough popsicles for everyone”. Oh well.

    Here are the Copics I used: (for the skinny bands on the swimsuits, I used a few neon gel pens).

    Thanks so much for stopping by!


    Supplies:

    Stamps: Brass & Bliss: Hello Summer set, Swim Party set (greeting)
     Paper:  Staples 110# white
    Ink: Memento tuxedo black
    Accessories:  Brass & Bliss/Rubbernecker Stamps: Hello Summer set,  Swim Party set, Rectangle Stitch dies,   MISTI, Copic markers



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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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  • Sunshine is Fine



    This cool cat has the perfect spot! Float around for a while, then lay out on a beach towel. Perfect way to spend a summer day and who wouldn’t trade places with him? He’d got it made in the shade, unless he’s walking on sunshine.


    A big congrats to Melissa, this week’s Featured Stamper (FS904)! She has a super gallery & I chose THIS card to case. I kept the filmstrip idea but used different images, dies, colors, changed it from Christmas to summer & made mine a mini slimline,

    After coloring the cool kitties, I die cut them & a plain white panel for the center of the filmstrip. The filmstrip itself was cut out of black. There are 4 opening in the die cut as is, but I cut it apart & spliced it back together with only 3. This is easier to do on dark card stock because it doesn’t show on the black. The kitties were added behind the filmstrip & trimmed so they didn’t go out into the edges. Then I backed the center section w/ another piece of white. The paper behind the white panel was also spliced since it’s shorter than the mini slimline layer. Again, it was easy to do down at the very dark blue end. When I tilted the filmstrip it looked a little bare in the upper left corner so I added a die cut sun before attaching the filmstrip. Sorta reinforces the “sunshine” theme as well.

    The filmstrip was only slightly elevated. Here are the Copics I used:

    Thanks
    so much for stopping by!


    Supplies:

    Stamps: Brass & Bliss: Cats at the Beach set
     Paper:  Staples 110# white, sm scraps of yellow, black, Brass & Bliss: Tropical Dreams paper pad
    Ink: Memento tuxedo black
    Accessories:  Brass & Bliss/Rubbernecker Stamps:, Cats at the Beach set, Mini Slimline w/ Stitch, Sun/Moon, Slimline Filmstrip dies,  MISTI, Copic markers 



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