celebrate today

Good morning!  I have 2 cards to share today using Sweet ‘n Sassy stamps.  They both use a blue/green color combo but they look so different.

My first card was made with the new stamp set called Celebrate Today and a Lacey Eyelet Border die.

Again, I used the thumping technique on the flowers… color the flower with a lighter colored marker, then tap, or thump, a darker colored marker over top before stamping.  Here’s another card I made with the same stamps & technique.

On my second project I used different shades of blue and green with Beauty By The Sea to make a beachy card.  How fitting for such a hot & humid week that we’ve had!

Here I used the Saran Wrap technique to make the background.  Just scrunch and wad up a piece of plastic wrap and use it like a sponge to apply ink to your cardstock.  Tap it on your inkpad and then dab onto the paper in an up & down motion (like stamping), layering several colors.   Then I stamped the shells over top in a darker blue.  Here’s a close up.

This technique gives the ink some “texture” vs. the smoother look when you sponge in a circular motion.

I hope you have a great, cooler weekend!

celebrate: stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Celebrate Today; paper- white, SU! Lucky Limeade, Pool Party, and Island Indigo; ink- SU! Lucky Limeade, Pool Party, and Island Indigo; accessories- tracing wheel, Sweet ‘n Sassy Lacey Eyelet Border dies, adhesive pearls.

seashells: stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Beauty By The Sea; paper- white, navy; ink- SU! Tempting Turquoise, Gable Green, Not Quite Navy, Bordering Blue, and Brocade Blue; accessories- SU! Fancy Fan embossing folder, Scor-Pal, dimensionals, Saran Wrap, May Arts twine, gemstones.

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