Happy Sunday-from-Atlanta! Whoo-hoo! 🙂
Got home to rain and a bounty of vegetables in the garden! Holy smokes, y’all! Beans, chili peppers, tomatoes tomatoes tomatoes!! I’ll post a picture tomorrow after I pick everything. I can’t wait to eat me a fresh tomato sammich – got to get some cheap old white bread. Tomato – mayo (NOT Miracle Whip, no-sirrreee!) – salt – pepper…..MMMMMMM!!!
I know you’re all wondering about Duck Duck. Well, I put on my bestest flowerdy sundress and went to the pond. Considered going barefoot but that seemed like a not-so-good plan.
She didn’t show. There was no slo-mo running/waddling towards each other across a flower-strewn field. 🙁
We did hear her dulcet tones from next door while we were feeding. Maybe she’s thinking we’ll tote her goodies over to her.
She’s probably got another think coming, if you catch my drift! Two can play this game….
So, anywho….on to my card for today. I gave this card to the hotel staff when I left, to thank them for their kindness to me this past few weeks. It’s made with the new Thoughtful Branches bundle – which y’all can get day after tomorrow! Take a look-see:
I got both my layout and color palette from a couple of challenges. The layout is drawn from the CAS(E) This Sketch #183:
And the color scheme is from the Pals Paper Arts #311:
To begin, I stamped the tree leaves image in Pink Pirouette on a panel of Whisper White card stock. Then I double-matted it on a piece of Smoky Slate and Pink Pirouette card stock panels.
I laid the stacked tree in place on the card front, and then carefully got the Thoughtful Branches image where I wanted it – and stamped it in Marina Mist ink. Then I used some more Liquid Glue to adhere the tree onto the card.
The little bird, stamped in Marina Mist and cut with the matching little bird die, is glued in place with some Liquid Glue. I also tied a double-strand bow from Blushing Bride Solid Baker’s Twine and adhered it to the tree.
Turns out, though, I didn’t actually take a picture of the inside of the card. I have no idea why not. And – of course! – the card is sitting in Savannah! So….I’m going to tell you what I did….close your eyes and just imagine it’s beauty, okay?? 😉
I stamped the second Thoughtful Branches sentiment (“Because You Are”) in Marina Mist in the middle of the panel and then added one Pink Pirouette heart Enamel Shape by it. Then I stamped a single bird, in Marina Mist, in the bottom corner (you can actually see it in the third picture down from the top!). I double matted the panel on Smoky Slate and Pink Pirouette card stocks and then into my Marina Mist card base.
I stamped some Marina Mist and Pink Pirouette birds on the front of a Whisper White Medium Envelope…
Scroll on down for the card cuts and all the goodies you need to make this for yourself!
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TWO new stamp sets!
The first one – Thoughtful Branches Stamp Set and the Beautiful Branches Thinlits – you already knew about.
AVAILABLE ONLY FROM 2 AUG – 31 AUG 16!
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AVAILABLE 2 AUG 16 – 31 MAY 17
This cute stamp set will let everyone know that you made your projects by hand….and with love!
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P.S. I am keeping the sundress handy – just in case I look out the door and the silly goose has returned! 🙂
STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:
CARD CUTS FOR THIS PROJECT:
Marina Mist Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″)
Pink Pirouette Card Stock: 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ (mats for card front and for inner liner)
Smoky Slate Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); Beautiful Branches tree thinlit die cuts (x3)
Whisper White Card Stock: 3 7/8″x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner)
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