Friday, June 17, 2011

Friends…and the Newspaper

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Remember the other day when the 4H club went for a walk and just happened to stop at the Country Bulk Barn to get ice cream? Well, I sent a couple pics into the local newspaper and………
today’s paper has the pics!!

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Too fun right?!

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Now…. Friends

Today on Splitcoast, the challenge was to pick one of  our SCS friends and case a card. I’ve made many online friends over the seven years I’ve been a part of SCS! Joanne (jojot) was one of my first close friends, a real cheerleader! I even got the chance to meet her several years ago when we went on a business trip/vacation!

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Here is her card 

And here is the card I did.

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Joanne even sent me those Prima flowers! I stamped Bird & Butterfly Labels and Time on pink Vellum and because the ink didn’t dry right away, I sprinkled clear embossing powder over it and heat set. Using Spellbinders Labels 18 that matches this set, I carefully cut around the embossed area on the Vellum then using the same size die cut the mat. 

For the background…now, this is a little different…NO… a lot different! LOL

I adhered fabric to cardstock using Modgepodge and stamped Crocheted Background in Faded Jeans. Then I embossed it with Kassie’s Brocade embossing folder. I added a little color with a Copic marker to keep with the design in Joanne’s card.

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This awesome method I learned from another dear online friend, Mel! She has so many tricks up her sleeve that she makes my head spin! Sooooo talented!! If you ever need an idea, how-to, template or just want to be inspired stop by her blog.

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I also added some color with a Copic and Sakura white gel pen to the butterflies and flowers. The dotted piece is Swiss Dots embossing folder dotted with white gel pen (not so neatly!). The foliage is Martha Stewart punches.

Now, I need to go pick raspberries! Yup! The reds are ripening!! YUM! Going to be an awesome berry year!!

Thanks for stopping!!

Dawn

5 comments :

jkreucher said...

Dawn.. both cards are stunning! I love your subtle changes in the colors!
what a fun challenge...
hugs
Judy

Flip-Flop Creations said...

How cool is that...your Llamas are famous Dawn!!!
Beautiful card! (both of them) ~jeni :)

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

Congratulations on your photos being published in your paper! How fun and cool, Dawn! Your case of JoJo's card is so gorgeous with so many magnificent details!

Joanne (jojot) said...

OMGosh...I am so glad that I happened to visit today.....I am speechless....that YOU would case ME......the world is topsy turvy, my friend cuz YOU totally inspire ME......I want to someday be half as good as you are at coloring.....however, I thank you for making my day....and you stinker...you truly brought tears to my eyes....I am such a softie...lol.....hugs, gf

- dlm. said...

Absolutely stunning card, Dawn! I love the stamped/accent coloured fabric.

The photos of your llamas in the newspaper really made me smile!