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Saturday, August 1, 2020

Friday Evening Cards - Two Challenges

Hi and happy Saturday,

After a frustrating day of work computer issues, still unresolved, I needed some paper, ink and stamp therapy last evening. I managed to make two cards, well, actually three because one of them I dumped my drink on after it was done, so I had to re-make it.

Over the past few years, I've purchased a few of the SU card kits. The latest one that I purchased is the Simply Citrus All-inclusive kit. The citrus theme is trendy, the stamp set is adorable, and the card bases are bright. Sometimes I put the cards together following the kit instructions and sometimes I do my own thing with the supplies. With this kit, I followed the instructions for all, except I kept out one card base and some other supplies to make a card a little differently. Because of the citrus theme it turned out perfectly to use for this week's Inspired By Challenge.

Unfortunately, this happened to be the card that I dumped my drink on, so the card base and the terracotta panel are not items from the Simply Citrus kit. I was able to quickly rescue the banner and stamped circle, and the little plastic flower embellishments from the soggy mess. Since I'd already used the rest of the supplies from the kit, I had to come up with my own card base. Using a SSS dotted stencil, a blending brush and inks, I made the random dot background, which is similar to the original card base from the kit.

I had to re-make the inside as well. I actually changed it from my original design and I like this one better.

My next card is made using the sketch from this week's CAS(E) this Sketch! and the colors from this week's Color Throwdown Challenge.

Both stamp sets are from Concord & 9th, and both are Turnabout sets, although I didn't used the Turnabout stamp in the coffee set. The background Turnabout set is from their July release. Since the Color Throwdown has limited colors this week, black and terracotta, I stamped 3 turns with black ink and the final turn with the terracotta color.

Using a black side folding card base, I used dies to cut windows in the front of the card and glued the stamped background behind. I used a white gel pen to make the stitched border for a little added interest. The coffee cups are all from the C&9th Coffee Blend Turnabout set. They are colored with Copics and cut out with their corresponding dies. The sentiment is a die from the same set, cut 4 times from white card stock and glued together. Finally, I added the gold #, the gold hearts, and a white enamel dot over the J for embellishments.

Here is the inside of this card.

Have a fab weekend and thanks for looking in,

Stamps: SU Simply Citrus set, Coffee Blend Turnabout and Positive Print Turnabout sets by Concord & 9th
Paper: SU Terracotta Tile, Night of Navy, Basic Black and Whisper White card stock, pre-printed citrus banner from Simply Citrus kit
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Night of Navy, Copics, Hero Unicorn craft, SU Terracotta Tile, Gina K Honey Mustard and Wile Dandelion, White gel pen
Other: Misti, Gemini Jr., Spellbinders circle dies, Die-namics square and rectangle dies, C&9th Coffee Blend kit dies, Nuvo glitter pen, SU Shimmery Crystal Effects, Simply Citrus kit embellishments, misc enamel shapes, Dimensionals, Connect liquid glue


  1. Too bad about your drink mishap, but what a great save! Your cards are terrific. So happy you could join us at IB!

  2. I am sorry about the mishap especially after the need for crafty therapy, but your cards are SO cute and your recipients are very lucky! Thank you for inspiring us @ IB!

  3. Wonderful take on the sketch—I like the coffee theme!


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