Friday, June 19, 2015

HUGS!-FM214 & PPA256

June 19, 2015

Another hot and HUMID day!  I know so many areas are getting rain.  I wish some of it would come to Georgia!  It has been high 90's for the entire week and supposed to be the same next week.  WOW!  It is going to be a very hot summer for us, I think.  

I have not been able to enter many challenges lately.  Being on three Design Teams keeps me very busy.  I want to try create a few cards in the next few days.  My granddaughters are coming Sunday for Camp Grammy, so I don't think there will be any cards made then.  LOL!

This is for the Friday Mashup Challenge and the Pals Paper Arts Challenge.  I am so excited that I can enter it in both of these fantastic challenges.  Make sure you visit their blogs for lots of inspiration from the designers!  

The The Friday Mashup calls for a project using stencils/and monochromatic.  I thought that would work out well with the sketch from Pals Paper Arts.  So, here is my take on the challenges.

I chose to use orange because it is a color I don't tend to use.  I am such a fan of red, so orange is like the color that never gets used.  I used a stencil from   Ranger-Dyan Reaveley Stencil 5 x 8 DIAMOND Dylusions using Hero Arts Ombre Ink-Butter to Orange.  I sponged the three shades of orange all over white card stock to create my background  I cut it out using my stitched square die.  

The sentiment was made using Winnie and Walter-The Big, The Bold and Friends Cutaways.  I sponged some ombre ink on a piece of white card stock and then ran it through the Big Shot 3 times using my "Hugs" die.  I used a glue pen to adhere them together and added Glossy Accents all over it for shine.  I sat it aside to dry while I did the embossing.

I made three white banners.  They are 1", 3/4" and 1/2" long.  I ran them through my Big Shot using three different embossing folders that were in my stash to add texture.  

I wanted my card to be square.  I made the base card white and added Pumpkin Pie cardstock , another white layer and then the stenciled square. I adhered the white embossed banners and the sentiment.

A few sparkling clear sequins from Pretty Pink Posh were added for shine.  

I hope you enjoyed visiting my blog.  Please leave a comment and let me know your thoughts.

Have a fantastic weekend!



  1. Such a bright cheery card. This is my first visit to your blog and your work is beautiful! Have a wonderful weekend :)

  2. Gorgeous background and ombré on the letters. Join us at PPA again soon!

  3. Fabulous card! I love the background.

  4. Fun and colorful, love the background. Thanks for having fun with the PALS this week!

  5. Very pretty, love the orange!

    Thanks for playing along with us at The Friday Mashup!


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