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Summertime Beverages

Hello there!  It\’s Memorial Day Weekend and time for parties and festive warm weather beverages.  I combined the \”beverages\” theme from Shopping Our Stash \”Get Your Drink On\” Challenge with the color and tropical theme (lei in particular) for Time Out Challenges \”Home Sweet Home\” photo challenge.
I LOVE Sunny Studio\’s Tropical Paradise set for fun summer cards.  This is one of the first stamps sets I bought when I started cardmaking.   I started by stamping the beverage images on Bristol card stock and then colored them with my new Zig Clean Watercolor markers.  

I wanted to subtly frame the grouping so I die-cut a stitched rectangle as a backdrop.  I die-cut Celebrate three times and glued them together for a substantial looking sentiment strip.  I glued the rectangular panel and back 2 drinks directly to the A2 card with Gina K Connect Glue. The front two beverages are adhered with foam squares for a bit more dimension. 

I am proud to enter this card in the Time Out and Shopping Our Stash Challenges (links in first paragraph).
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Karen
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Bright Colorful Pattern Stamping

I have a fondness for pattern stamping, and when I received a new stamp set for Christmas, I thought this brightly colored layout would work well.  I used my new Inkblot Shop This & That stamp set along with images from SSS Hello Friends and Photoplay Thinking of You.

I started by stamping the sentiment (Ranger Letter It Birthday) with Gina K Amalgam on XPress It paper.  I then worked out from the sentiment and stamped the larger images first. Next I went in and filled in with the smaller details.  I colored with Copic markers and added three black sequins.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Addicted to Stamps Anything Goes Challenge

The Twisted Challenge  This is my first time to enter a Twisted Challenge challenge.

  • Something Old:  my beloved Copic markers
  • Something New:  my new sentiment stamp set from Ranger.  I love the big flowing script!
  • Something Gifted:  I received the cute Ink Blot Shop stamp set for Christmas last month.
  • Something Blue:  Blue is my favorite color so I\’ve colored some flowers and blueberries blue.  
Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes Challenge This is my first time to enter this interesting challenge.
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Daring Cardmakers Lots of Color Challenge  This is my first time to enter a Daring Cardmakers challenge, but I LOVE bold bright colors so I thought this prompt was perfect for me!.

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Karen
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Celebrate

Aren\’t celebrations wonderful?  I made two similar cards, one for graduation (purple and white are the school colors) and one for a friend who was promoted and being transferred.  I loved ending with \”see you later\” at the bottom.   I dug through all my sentiments and selected the ones I thought appropriate  I decided a rainbow cascade of sentiments would be festive and fun so I started with purple and worked my way down.

Sentiment Card in Rainbow colors.

 To add a little extra interest, I used distress ink to make a purple accent strip along the right edge.  I then added some sequins and gems to finish the card.  I am happy with the way the cards turned out and think I will try something similar again in the future because it is always surprising how many graduation cards I need every year.

Celebrate and Congratulations Card.
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UPDATE:  I was pleased to learn that this card was selected as a Watercooler Rocker!
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Karen