Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Sunshine For the Soul

Hello! Today I have a couple of cards to share featuring some of the products from our June 2016 Release.

The Garden Buddies stamps and companion dies are absolutely adorable and packed with lots of images to create cute little scenes. For today's card I paired them up with the new Fence Border Die.

I started by doing a little bit of ink blending on some Tim Holtz Watercolor Cardstock in Salty Ocean and Mowed Lawn Distress Inks for my background and die cut the panel using the largest rectangle in our Gift Card Layers Die. I then die cut the Fence Border Die from Tim Holtz Woodgrain Cardstock. How cool is that instant texture?

I stamped all of my images in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink (all supplies are listed and linked below) and then colored them using Copic Markers. I did not list the colors I used this time, because I did not keep track as this was originally going to be a video...and then my SD card was somehow corrupted. I apologize.

I really love the scale of these little guys because they are small enough to fit several images in a scene, but still large enough to easily color. I popped the images up on a little 3M Foam Tape and then stamped my greeting in Black PURE COLOR Dye Ink.

Before I go, I want to share one more card. This one came together from scraps laying on my desk. Those that know me well...know that this is entirely possible. ;o) (I could probably make 30 cards with the scraps within arms reach of my desk!)

For this one I grabbed a panel that I had practiced some distress ink watercoloring on and die cut a portion of it again, using the Gift Card Layers die. I layered together a cast-off piece of vellum and striped stamped paper - trimmed them and layered them with another scrap of glitter paper.

I layered everything together and then created a little greeting focal point by grouping the stamped and die cut Loved In Every Way from our That Is All stamps and dies. I had that lone little gold clothes pin in a dish, but the glitter paper was silver...I decided that I love to mix my metals in why not in card making? So to tie it all together, the one thing I did have to "dig" out...the gold thread. Voila!

Thanks for stopping in today, I hope you found some inspiration!

Featured Supplies

For your convenience, here is a list of the supplies (or equivalents) used on today's project(s), along with links to purchase. Please note: this list does contain some affiliate links.


  1. Love your scrap card! You are so creative!

  2. Hi Dawn ~ Your first card is adorable with such amazing coloring. That 2nd card is beautiful and somehow, when I use my scraps, my cards don't look anything like this!!! Hahaha Very nicely done...thanks for the inspiration!!

  3. The friendship card is just the sweetest thing, and I only wish my well planned cards looked half as good as your "oh, let's use up these scraps" card.

  4. These are both amazing Dawn. Again, (like everyone else) my cards from scraps never look this good! LOL And I have plenty but am determined not to waste them.haha

  5. Gorgeous card designs, Dawn!!!

  6. Adorable cards!!!

  7. So beautiful cards! The first one is so cute! But I like the second more. So soft and elegant, just amazing! It's hard to believe that it was made from scraps ;)

  8. Dawn the kids are adorable, as is your card. But it's your 'scrap' card that I LOve - a cast-off piece of vellum does it for me every time! Gorgeous in every single detail!!!

  9. Beautiful, and Just love all the layering on your second card :-)

  10. What a lovely couple of cards, the luscious sentiment and kids in the first, and the sweet softness of the second!

  11. The first card is adorable with the kids on it and your coloring is perfection. The second card using things on your desk is lovely and a great way to use scraps. Thanks for the inspiration.

  12. Great cards, both, but I really love the second one. Just the soft look, layers, and various textures. Tfs! :) ~ Andrea


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