Yesterday was a wonderful break from the heat, but summer isn't over yet. I'm totally out of my routine these days--feels like I'll never catch up. I have made some cards & finally I'm getting them posted.
First is another one commissioned by my neighbor. She wanted something special to send to her sister who is turning 80 & she wanted "80" to be included. I was struggling until I remembered seeing balloons used that way, so pulled out my Penny Black balloon dies.
For a color scheme I turned to one from Lexi Daly: Hawaiian Shores, Green Parakeet & Harvest Gold. It's really beautiful in person, but I couldn't get a very accurate photo. The cover plate is Lil' Inker (purchase enabled by the die cuts my friend, Cat, sent to me!) & the sentiment is SSS Painted Happy Birthday. The sentiment & balloons were brushed with WOS.
I added Nuvo Glaze to the sentiment & glued down the floss with Distress Collage Medium. The numbers are white glittery stickers which I colored with a teal COPIC. My neighbor was pleased & hopefully her sister will be, too. I entered 2 Flickr challenges: SSS & Love Handmade Cards. I'm also entering Seize the Birthday & HLS Anything Goes with Dies.
Next is my entry for PTI MIM: Petite Pattern Play. I loved Michelle's example using the Take 3 die & I remembered the tiny stamps included in Autumn Adornments. I didn't think about the 3 images not being exactly the same size, so took me 3 attempts to get something that worked.
As you can see, in the end I cut each one out, so the squares are all the same size. Next time I'll try using the same image in each opening of my mask & see if I can get a 1 layer card. The stamping on Classic Kraft is done with Canyon Clay, Simply Chartreuse & Brilliance Pearlescent Chocolate. I gold embossed the sentiment from the same set. The squares are matted with Dark Chocolate (as is the panel) & mounted with foam tape. I added tiny brown splatters & decided against any embellishments. I'm also entering WAW.
Last is a fun CAS card using Stamplorations Coffee for all Seasons. I was inspired by Freshly Made Sketches. Hoping it's OK to flip the sketch.
After heat embossing all 4 images, I masked around the summer square & blended with Distress Inks abandoned coral, carved pumpkin & fossilized amber. Then I brushed on Wink of Stella--so pretty in person. SSS Wednesday, Stamplorations CAS, Stamplorations Anything Goes & Time Out. Thanks so much for taking time to stop by.