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Sunday, July 12, 2020

Hello and Ride The Wave - Two Cards, Two Challenges

Happy Sunday peeps,

I rarely post multiple challenge cards in one blog post, but that's what I'm doing this morning. I'm headed out of town early tomorrow morning and since I had the cards completed, I figure should get them out.

You'll notice that I must have been in an ocean color mood yesterday.

This first card is for the Freshly Made Sketches challenge. The flower stamp and die are from Pink Fresh Studio and the Hello die is Stampin' Up. The card stock and inks are from Gina K Designs.

I used one of the new nested background stamps where the pieces can be removed so that each line can be stamped in a different color. These stamps are quite fun. I trimmed the stamped panel down to 4.0x5.25 inches and and mounted it onto the dark teal card base. For the triangles at the top and bottom, I simply cut a piece of the the dark teal to the same dimensions and then cut it corner to corner.

The hello die is cut from the pool card stock 3 times and glued together then glued to the front of the card with Connect glue. I added a layer of SU Shimmery  Crystal Effects for some shine and added three enamel dots for embellishment.

The current  CAS(E) this Sketch! challenge sketch is very interesting. After spending some time looking through my stamp sets, here's what I came up with for it. This is my rendition of "surfing the tube." The wave and surfer dies, and the sentiment stamp are from Hero Arts. The background wave cover plate is from Avery Elle. I cut the cover plate from white, and from Tranquil Teal and Tranquil Sea card stock. The card base is Sea Glass. The surfing girl and her surfboard are cut from bright pink card stock with a layer of Shimmery Crystal Effects over top. The card stock is Gina K and the pink ink is Rina K Electro-pop Poppin' Pink.

Finally a card that I made yesterday evening that isn't for any challenge. Just because I had the stamp sets on my table. Stamps and dies are Hero Arts and inks from Gina K and Hero Arts. The sand is made using blending brushes. I tried to be arty and make cloud shadows on the sand using a darker ink to blend. The sky is blended with a very light blue. The clouds are stamped with Hero Sky Blue ink for the first stamp and the layering stamp is stamped with Hero Unicorn Craft ink. They came out pretty nicely.

I'll be packing the rest of the day. I'm off to see my mom and my sister for a few weeks.

Thanks for looking in and have a nice Sunday,

Supplies Card 1
Stamps: Modern Layered Florals and Nested Chevron Background by Pink Fresh Studio
Paper: Gina K White, Sea Glass and Tranquil Teal card stocks
Ink: Gina K ink cubes in Jelly Bean Green, Key Lime, Applemint, Sea Glass, Tranquil Teal
Other: SU Hello die, Modern Layered Florals die, SU Shimmery Crystal Effects, Misti, Gemini Jr, Connect glue, Gina K foam squares, enamel dots

Supplies Card 2
Stamps: Beach Heroscape set by Hero Arts
Paper: Gina K card stocks
Ink: Rina K Electro-pop Poppin' Pink
Other: Hero Arts Surfs Up dies, Avery Elle Wave Cover Plate, Gemini Jr, SU Shimmery Crystal Effects, Connect Glue, foam tape

Supplies Card 3
Stamps: Beach Heroscape set by Hero Arts
Paper: X-Press It Blending card stock, Gina K Sea Glass card stock
Ink: Gina K ink and Hero ink cubes, Hero Unicorn craft
Other: Beach Heroscape dies, TE blending brushes, Misti, Gemini Jr, Connect glue


  1. Wow a feast for the eyes here! Gorgeous bouquet....and I love the surfer! Your ocean scene is also lovely!

  2. These are some great cards! Love your colors on your bouquet- beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

  3. Beautiful cards! Love the ocean colors. Thanks for playing along with us at FMS!

  4. What a beautiful set of cards! I just love the colours and the that beautiful bouquet of flowers! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!


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