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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Love You BIGLY

Hi again,

It's rare that I post during the work week, unless I've done timed posts, so it's super rare that I'm making a second post on a work day. I finished re-configuring my work computer after the server migration quicker than I expected, so I had some free time this afternoon. What better way to spend it than stamping?

Did you see THIS post by Jennifer McGuire earlier this week? I loved the look of her monochromatic coloring technique that she demonstrated in the video. Since I have most of the tools and stamp sets that she used, I gave it a try that evening and made 4 pretty cute cards using the Avery Elle Punny Pantry set. I haven't taken any pictures of those cards yet to share them, but since it was so much fun, I decided to try it again and made this card this afternoon.

As you can tell by the graphic below my card, I used Linda's new Freshly Made Sketch. The challenge this week is to put together two of anything. Hopefully, this Dino and greeting element fit the challenge. The colored card stock is SU Lucky Limeade. I stamped the sentiment and Dino from two new Paper Smooches sets called Huge Hugs and Huge Hugs 2 in VersaMark and heat embossed them with white EP. The dino is cut out with the corresponding PS die and the sentiment is cut out with a Die-namics Stitched Rectangle Border die. As in Jennifer's technique video, I used Prismacolor white colored pencil and blender pencil and a VersaMark marker to "color" the dino. On the frame, the inside of the stitched line is "colored" with the VersaMark marker and the outside with the white colored pencil. The frame is popped up with foam tape as is the dino. There is a tiny heart in the set and I stamped it randomly with Versamark ink and then placed white enamel hearts next to them for embellishment.

I went a completely different direction on the inside doing some water coloring.

This is a super fun and quick card making technique. I highly recommend you give it a try.

Finally, since the March Paper Smooches Challenge is to use green, I'm linking up there too.
I plan on sending this off to my nephew who's in college in Saint Paul. I do love him BIGLY!

As always, thanks for checking in!

Stamps: Huge Hugs and Huge Hugs 2 sets by Paper Smooches
Paper: SU Whisper White and Lucky Limeade card stock, water color paper
Ink: VersaMark outside and SU Archival black and Zig Real Brush Pens on the inside
Other: SU white EP, heat tool, PS Huge Hugs dies, Die-namics dies, Prismacolor white colored pencil and colorless blender pencil, VersaMark marker, foam tape, Pebbles enamel hearts, the Big Shot


  1. This is such a fun card! I watched her video too but haven't tried the technique.....you rocked it! Adorable! So glad you shared it at FMS!

  2. Fabulous card using such fun images! Love the way you've colored the image. Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

  3. LOVE the two different designs for the card--- fun outside design! LOVE that stitching and white inking to make it pop! LOVE Your watercoloring too! THANKS for joining in the fun for the March challenge! Hope you join in our April SHOWERS challenge <3

    ps... sorry I'm late in leaving comments- I didn't realize I was on vacation for the first week of April! LOL!


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