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Sunday, August 20, 2017

6-4-2 adventures

Did you miss me?  After my last post in May, I spent 6 weeks preparing to retire, 4 weeks on the road to Dallas and Denver to spend time with the cutest grandsons in the known world, and 2 weeks catching up on chores at home - more adventures than I can tell about!  Included in the catching up was 200+ blog posts.  OK, really I skipped some of the older challenges.  I made this card last week, using a beautiful new stamp set and thinlits bundle, for the retired Peace on Earth challenge at Jingle Belles:

stamp set - Carols of Christmas; ink - Versamark, Craft White; Stampin' emboss powder - Silver; card stock - Silver Foil, Dapper Denim; Big Shot and Card Front builder thinlets

(I would like to say that I can't believe I forgot to post it, but unfortunately, it's all too much like me to forget to post) Then the new Jingle Belles challenge came out - Spirits of Christmas Past - and I pulled out retired supplies for this card:
stamp set - Seasonal Bells; ink - Crumb Cake, Encore Gold (retired); card stock - Very Vanilla regular and thick; punch - Bell; Big Shot with Holiday Frame embossing folder (retired)

(So perverse of me to use new for old and old for new, and then to think it sounded like a rally cry for the Three Musketeers)  In an effort to redeem myself, I used supplies you're still able to purchase for the not-yet-retired challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments, and created a card suitable for the current season:
stamp set - Rose Wonder; ink - Pool Party, Lemon Lime Twist, Flirty Flamingo; card stock - Pool Party, Flirty Flamingo, Whisper White, Watercolor; Big Shot with Rose Garden thinlits; Aquabrush
This card is a CASE from a card I thought I had pinned, using a technique the original artist described - watercoloring through the die-cut negative.  Now, I can't seem to find the original post anywhere (aaugh!) - if anyone can point me to it, I'd love to link it here to give her credit!


Jenny Engelke said...

Your rose card is so lovely! The watercolored images are always so soft and ethereal! Beautiful! Thanks for playing along with us at Hand Stamped Sentiments!

Genevieve Valdes said...

Very pretty! I love the die cut rose and leaves are in white. Great job on the watercolor technique! Thanks for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments!

SmilynStef said...

Gorgeous cards ... love the vintage design ... so very glad you joined us at jingle belles.

Celeste Goff said...

What beautiful cards!

lauren bergold said...

ooooooooooooh! it's a TWO-fer of gorgeous xmas goodies and a THREE-fer all-round! absolutely LOVE your "peace on earth" card and of course you had the PERFECT retired supplies for the vintage theme. speaking of which, CONGRATS to you on your actual retirement, which i hope means you'll have loads of lovely cardmaking time!!! so pleased you could join our old fashioned xmas fun at JINGLE BELLES! <3 <3 <3