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Enjoying the end of Summer

I have a nice card today to celebrate the end of summer! I hope you can picture yourself on the beach, enjoying a nice breeze on a sunny day!!! My kids are going back to school tomorrow! Hard to believe Summer is already over!

I used the nice “Waterfront” stamp set for the background (the palm trees, sun, island). The leaves are from Tropical Chic stamp set and the chairs are from the Seasonal Layers Thinlits. For the sand, I used Sahara Sand card stock that I teared down and stamped with little dots from Waterfront stamps. I sponged the water with Pool Party ink.

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Stamp sets: Tropical Chic, Waterfront

CS and paper: Pool Party, Sahara Sand, Whisper White, Real Red

Ink: Pool Party, Sahara Sand, Daffodil Delight, Mossy Meadow, Granny Apple Green, Soft Suede

Tools: Sponge daubers, Big Shot, Seasonal Layers Thinlits.

 

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Varied Vases in Daffodil Delight and Night of Navy

One of my new favorite punch in the new catalogue is called the “Vases Builder Punch” and it matches the Varied Vases stamp set. I’ve used it to create many cards and I’m sharing one with you today that we’ve made at my last Stamping class.

The Yellow and Navy blue complement each other in this card, giving a nice contrast!  The Softly Falling embossing folder adds some texture to the card.

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Stamp set: Varied Vases

CS and paper: Daffodil Delight, Whisper White, Night of Navy

Ink: Night of Navy, Daffodil Delight marker

Tools: Big Shot, Softly Falling embossing folder, Stitched Shapes Framelits,

Climbing Orchids Wedding Card

Here’s another card made with the beautiful Climbing Orchids stamp set. I made this card for a colleague’s wedding, in the tones of white and yellow (I used So Saffron and Calypso Coral for the center of the flower). I also used some retired products like the flower print vellum and the wood accent “Congrats”. The little branch is from the “Seasonal Layers” Thinlit dies.

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Stamp set: Climbing Orchids

CS and paper: Thick Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Whisper White, Pear Pizzaz

Ink: Pear Pizzaz, So Saffron, Calypso Coral

Tools: Orchid builder Framelits dies, Seasonal Layer Thinlits dies, sponge dauber.