Wednesday, June 12, 2019


Hi there,

First of all my June header is an Iris, a photo I took on our Master Gardener Trip to the Presby Iris Gardens in Montclair, New Jersey. In this 7 1/2 acre garden there are over 1,500 varieties of Iris, which produce over 100,000 blooms in one season. It really was a spectacular vision - waves and waves of every color of the rainbow and more! Each iris was marked, but I neglected to get this beauty's name!

... and today I have a fairly flamboyant card for Christmas! We were asked at Christmas at Sweet Stamping to use non-traditional Christmas colors - now looking at - it looks more like Halloween! 

I stamped the three images on white cardstock in Versafine Clair Nocturne, using the stamp platform for even coverage and then I heat embossed with Sparkle EP to give a nice raised effect. The three cuties were then colored with orange and purple Copics.

Memento Dandelion was then sponged on the bottom half and Lulu Lavender was applied likewise to the top portion.

The sentiment was stamped on white cardstock with Versafine Clair Nocturne and then heat set with Concord embossing powder.

I then sponged a little Memento Dandelion ink over the top of the sentiment after die cutting with the Spellbinders Grommet Tag.

A thin piece of Tear-ific Tape was torn and placed at the base of the card front.

After removing the protective backing, I applied Stampendous Royal Purple Crushed Glass Glitter and then SNS Creamsicle glitter was burnished into the open areas.

The card front was layered to purple and then after adding the sentiment with mounting tape and bakers twine, I used Dimensional Glue to add the googly eyes.

This was then layered on to a white card base to finish off the card.

Below are the products that I used in my card today:

Sparkle N Sprinkle Winter Flamingos Set 2 #861
Concord (EP419)
Sparkle (EP107)
Versafine Clair Nocturne
Memento Dandelion Ink
Memento Lulu Lavander
Stampendous Royal Purple Crushed Glass Glitter
Creamsicle (G1140)
Tear-ific Tape
Dimensional Glue
Spellbinders Grommet Tags
Yellow bakers twine
Googly Eyes

Today, I'd like to join in the following challenges:

Take It Make It Challenge June: Anything Goes
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge #05: ATG
Classic DT Open Challenge #6: Anything Goes
The Holly and the Ivy Christmas Challenge #51: ATG

I look forward to you coming back to see me soon,