Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Hot Outside, Cards Inside

Yesterday, it was 104. Here's to happier things, all done indoors where it's safe and cool!

For the Lawnscaping color challenge I did a blended background with distress inks over a mask I made by chaining the wave stamp from Critters in the Sea. It's hard to tell from the pic, but the whale is on an Action Wobble Spring. He bobs right along the waves to say hello! I had so. much. luck. </sarcasm> making this card, the embellishments are all hiding little... surprises.

For Case This Sketch #84, I finally got to open my Henna Elements from Altenew. I think I would like it more if I had done the smart thing and masked the flowers so I could stamp the leaves on behind them. I wish the set had one smaller leaf in it. It doesn't so I faked it a little with some of the filigree and a marker. Silly me could have just stamped the filigree in green but that would have made too much sense!


  1. Wow both of these cards are amazing. Awesomesauce! I AM SO GLAD you played along with us and also told me the linky closed early, lol!

    1. Aww thanks :) I felt like a whiner, but I'm glad I didn't read it wrong too.

  2. Oh, wonderful cards! The first one is so sweet! And the second one is so pretty -- I like the way you did the leaves, by the way! Great take on the sketch!

  3. Gorgeous cards! Love the first one-too cute! And the second card is lovely! Thanks for joining us at Case this Sketch!

  4. Looks lovely - your card with the Henna elements!! So bright and gorgeous!! The first card with the whale - made me smile!! Very impressive!

  5. Wow. These are BOTH absolutely fantastic! I love that little whale! Thank you for playing along with us at Lawnscaping Challenges!

  6. Two gorgeous card, Amanda! :-) Thanks for joining us at CTS!

  7. Love both of your cards!!
    Thanks for playing with us at Lawnscaping.
    xx Tamara