Friday, July 18

Inspired by some challenges

First challenge: to make a birthday card for a friend who turned 50 this year, special year=special card!

I was inspired by this tutorial by Chelle at Inspiration Emporium here using tape to block out part of the design. She used tissue tape, I had painter's tape nearby.

Second challenge: Inspiration Emporium Summer Fun!

So, what do you think of when you think summer? I think of the beach and the many family vacations we have taken there over the years....sand, sunburn, waves, fun! So, I thought a beachy card would be perfect. Stamp up some images from Tim Holtz (love these blueprint stamps) on water color paper, use distress inks to make the background, and water colors to do the images.

Cut my images out and arrange them...fleck with white paint spots...

Doodle the background a bit, add glitter pens...and I have a special birthday card ready for tonight.

Can't forget the message inside, so using some inspiration from my lettering classes with Joanne Sharpe, I added this.


Third Challenge: Simon Says Spots and Dots - why not? A splatter of spots outside and dots inside...

Happy Friday everyone!


  1. love love love the nautical theme of this card :) definitely special! and your hand lettering is fabulous! thank you for playing with us at simon says stamp!

  2. What a fun card, loved your coloring and design!
    Thanks for joining us a in the Inspiration Journal challenge this month!

  3. Oh what a beautiful summery card...and your lettering is awesome...I've had a quick peek at your create some lovely sweet is your little snowman in the last post!...& thanks for your kind comment left on my blog...Jan x


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