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Flowering Desert Sunset

Ok…I made it through a few blog posts without sharing a Flowering Desert card.  So, today I created a birthday card for a family member that I want to share.

A went with a watercolor background to create a sunset.  Same as before, I used my aqua painter and ink pads.  The colors from top to bottom are Poppy Parade, Mango Melody and Soft Suede.  I stamped plants in the background then made a focal point out of the larger cactus.  To create that, I stamped the cactus with Granny Apple Green and added shading with a sponge dauber.

Around the edges I added Shaded Spruce to give depth.  It was stamped on Whisper White for a crisper image then fussy cut.  Dimensionals on the back made it stand out nicely.

As for the sentiment, I used words from Well Said heat embossed in black.  These stamps are cling stamps so I used the tip I showed you in a previous blog post about using washi tape.  You can go HERE to check it out.

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Incredible Like You

I was in water color mode again today and this time I used Incredible Like You for my card.

Aren’t these colors so serene?!  My color palette consists of Grapefruit Grove, Pool Party, and Pear Pizzaz.  The softness of all the colors just makes this card so perfect for a watercolor!

First step was to heat emboss the stripes in white on the watercolor paper.  From there I added color with an aqua painter and Pool Party ink pad.  Some areas came out darker which I really like.

The flowers are watercolor as well and fussy cut.  Each was stamped with Grapefruit Grove then softened with the aqua painter.  They are layered under and over the sentiment that is heat embossed on watercolor paper as well.

Final touches are always important.  Pear Pizzaz leaves came from the Eclectic Layers Thinlits in the main catalog.  I trimmed them down so they would neatly tuck under the flowers.  A couple of cute little wooden element butterflies add extra dimension and were FREE!  They came from the Butterfly Elements in the Sale-a-bration catalog that you get FREE with $50 product purchase.  Finally, a couple of sequins and a pretty envelope complete the look.

I have another example of watercolor with a new set from the Occasions catalog HERE if you’d like to see a couple of tips for watercolor.

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Perfect Mix for CCMC 455

Get ready to be inspired!!  This week we have a great sketch challenge over at Create with Connie and Mary!!

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Love this week’s sketch!!  It took me a bit to pick which set to go with, but eventually decided on PERFECT MIX.

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This set is just too much fun!  Lots of ways to layer the different kitchen items!!  I embossed several of each stamp and played around with the design.

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In the end, I liked the way Bermuda Bay and Calypso Coral worked together with the neutral tones.  And the best part, I have a bunch of extras for later….BONUS!

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There’s lots of inspiration still to be had, so go and check out CREATE WITH CONNIE AND MARY!! I hope you’ll get your stamps and and get creative with us!!

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Color Fusers Blog Hop: August 2016-Part 2

Welcome to the second part of the August Blog Hops with the Color Fusers Design Team!  This month we are featuring a super gorgeous color combination of Cherry Cobbler, Watermelon Wonder and Smokey Slate.  Be sure to click on the links below to visit all the blogs for tons of fabulous inspiration!

August Color Fuse

I went with my favorite style of the moment, CLEAN AND SIMPLE!  A perfect stamp to do this with is the new SUNSHINE SAYINGS.

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I used the coordinating thinlits to create a clean look in just 10 minutes!

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Love the whimsical look of these thinlits!  I went with Smokey Slate for my card base to the Watermelon Wonder heart and Cherry Cobbler sentiment would pop against it.  Extra stamping was required to complete the sentiment.  I added in “& hugs” below with Basic Gray Archival Ink and embossed “sending” in white to add above.  I love the different textures and colors combined together….very fun!

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Give this wonderful color combination a try, it’s a keeper!  Below is a list of all the Design Team members so you can visit each of them for more inspiration.  Thanks so much for hopping with us today and exploring the power of color!

Patty Bennett

Jason Loucks

Heather Osborne

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Tammy Civello

Paola Phillips

Jo Anne Hewins

Melissa Kerman

Robin Messenheimer

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Swing on a Star

Welcome to another Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop!  This week we have a really fun theme, SWING ON A STAR.

All of our projects will have something to do with stars.  I actually have 2 cards to share today featuring the SHOOTING STAR BUNDLE!  I has so much fun with this technique that I had to make more than one!

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Now you can see why one wasn’t enough!  I has way too much fun with this technique that I learned from Wendy Cranford.  I had to change up the last bit of the process a little to use only Stampin’ Up! and it worked beautifully!

Shooting Star Galaxy Technique

This first card features the slider die cut where the star can shoot across the sky.  The galaxy watercolor technique makes the background so realistic!  I used watercolor paper (can you believe this was a pure white piece of paper!) and added LOTS of color!  The star was also done on watercolor paper so the colors would blend and look as beautiful as the galaxy background.

Shooting Star Galaxy Technique Spinner

Knowing full well that one card would not be enough, I made a WHOLE PAGE of this background!  Yep I just did a whole page that I could cut up into the sizes I needed.  A much more efficient way to go about making this type of card.  For this second card, I went with the spinner die cut and sent the world round and round!

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So now I would love to know what you think!  Do you love this technique as much as I do??  Would you like a tutorial??  Please leave me a comment with your opinion, I’d love to know what you think 🙂  ****I added a tutorial, thank you for all the comments!  Click HERE.

Did you know that I did SHOOTING STAR for my card set in the June Mini Session from Create with Connie and Mary??  Yep, 4 cards with this awesome set.  AND, guess what’s already been released that you should check out……….the AUGUST MINI SESSION!  We have 5FULL TUTORIALS for you with new stamps from the Annual Catalog PLUS a BONUS card set with the upcoming holiday set STAR OF LIGHT.

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STAMPS:   Shooting Star, Places You’ll Go

INKS:  Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Bermuda Bay, Pacific Point, Rich Razzleberry, Night of Navy, White Craft, Versa Mark

PAPER: Watercolor, Night of Navy

ACCESSORIES:  Sliding Star Framelits, 1″ Circle Punch, Aqua Painter, Black Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Embossing Buddy, Paper Snips, Stampin’ Trimmer, Bone Folder, SNAIL, Foam Adhesive Strips, dimensionals

Next, let’s check out what the rest of the Design Team has for us today. Click Previous to visit the very talented Mary Brown and Next to see the very talented Debbie Henderson.

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Marquee Messages

I have a fun new take on the new stamp set MARQUEE MESSAGES…..I went METALLIC!

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I have been playing with the awesome FABULOUS FOIL DESIGNER ACETATE and was inspired to put together a card full of SILVER.

Marquee Messages

I went with Basic Gray and Smokey Slate as my coordinating colors.  When put together with silver, you get a fantastic metallic look.  The entire marquee is completely embossed in silver.  I did one on Smokey Slate and one of Basic Gray so I could cut out the arrow to pop up on dimensionals.  I added embossed sentiments as well to make sure they stood out.  To make the outlined sentiment bolder, I colored the letters in with markers.

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Did you notice the fun polka dots??  That’s the FABULOUS FOIL DESIGNER ACETATE I talked about earlier.  I love all the fun patterns and you can use the front in gold or the back in silver!

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