Hi everyone!! I hope you are all doing well.
I am FINALLY on summer vacation!! I have been super busy-visiting a park to see the rose garden in bloom, going out to eat with friends, walking with other friends and hanging out with family. It is such a relief after this difficult school year!!
I have also been able to get to my craft room. I am still working on moving my craft room from one floor to the next. It has been a long process. I have been doing a little more now that I have time. It is a HUGE deal and my desk is a mess because in between, I have been making cards.
Today I am posting some cards for some challenges. My first card was inspired by this weeks AAA Card Challenge #192. It was to create a card using one corner, with the optional twist of using the inspiration of a childhood memory. Here is what I created.
I created a retirement card for this challenge. I used a SB.com Domed Blending Tool with Distress Ink in Tumbled Glass to shade in my sky, and a combination of Mermaid Lagoon and Salty Ocean for the ocean.
I combined two die sets for the light house scene. I used Cottage Cutz Lighthouse and Lighthouse with Clouds. I used to paper-piece long ago and these dies reminded me how much I enjoyed doing that!!
I shaded the light house slightly with gray Copic markers and the "sand" was done by shading Distress Ink in Vintage Photo and Gathered Twigs. The sentiment was done with the Keep it Simple: Retirement Stamp Set from PaperTrey Ink.
I chose the light house theme for two reasons. First, it reminded me of going to Cape Cod when I was little. I always went with a friend's family. My parents could not afford to go on vacation so going here was a treat. Second, it reminds me of summer.
I am also entering this card into this weeks Watercooler Wednesday Challenge WWC318 by Kath. The theme is All About Occasions. My occasion is retirement!! (do I need to even write this???)
For my second card, I created two cards for this month's Rainbow Card Challenge.
I chose to use some products that were on my desk. Do you over stamp things and then have extra?
I had stamped these envelopes from the Simon Says Stamp Sending Happy Thoughts stamp set on pieces of scrap paper YEARS ago. I had cut each of them out and they have been sitting in a container on my desk. I figured it would be fun to use them on some cards and the Rainbow Challenge was perfect!!!
The sentiment on the "slimline" envelopes card is from My Favorite Things (cannot find it right now or I would post the name of the set. I think it is retired) that I had heat embossed with white embossing powder.
I thought it was perfect for this card!! The sentiment on my second card is from Reverse Confetti's So Many Sentiments stamp set.
I know the rainbow is a stretch on my second card but I liked how it came out so I am posting it as well.
Since I had a TON of envelopes left over, I made a bonus card.
I tried to use a ton of pink and red envelopes on this one. The die cut hello sentiment is from the Say Hello die set from Concord and 9th. I believe it is retired.
I had die cut it out of white cardstock three times, adhered the layers together and colored it with a black marker. Sometimes I just layer sentiments like this together when I have a creativity block so I have them to use for a later date.
I believe the embossed sentiment is from My Favorite Things? I cannot find the set I used.
Well, that is all from me today. I rarely post this many cards but I have been busy!! I actually am going to post some more tomorrow that I have created!!!
I want to thank you for taking the time to stop by. I hope you all have a fabulous night!!
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