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Sunday, August 6, 2017

PP356 The Great Outdoors


Happy fabulous Sunday, peeps!  I hate to keep going on about the weather, but it has been SO nice here lately, I can't stop gushing!  It feels more like September!  Of course, this coming week it will go back to normal hot, humid summer weather, but this weekend, I am enjoying it!  Speaking of weather, it would be a great time to do some camping, just like the photo in Nance's Paper Players theme challenge this week: The Great Outdoors!  What a fabulous theme!  


Although I am not a big fan of the mountains (I do like the woods, though), I AM a big fan of the beach! Since I only got to go swimming in the ocean once this summer, I thought a beachy card would help me not miss running across the hot sand to stick my toes in the cold water!  I just got some pretty seashell stamps from CTMH....I'd admired them for a while, and although I do have lots of other seashell stamps, these allowed me to do some copper embossing and watercoloring!  Check them out:


I used the color challenge from TGIF Challenges of Pool Party, Lemon Lime Twist and Crushed Curry:

I heat embossed the images with Versamark ink and Copper embossing powder on Shimmery White cardstock, then used an aquapainter to color them in.  I fussy-cut them out and mounted them with dimensionals on a piece of Watercolor paper that had been spritzed with water and colored with Pool Party ink and a few speckles of Copper Encore.


I mounted that on a Brushed Copper cardstock panel and then again on a thick white cardstock base. I heat embossed a little sentiment from Impression Obsession on the lower right, and gave it a little swoosh of Pool Park as well:


My girlfriend has a birthday coming up in a couple of weeks and she loves the beach, so this will be perfect for her.  I added a couple of birthday sentiments to the inside to finish it off:


The DT has come up with some incredible creations for Nance's challenge, I hope you'll check them out!  Then you can share yours with us too....it's a great inspiration for some masculine cards as well!  Thanks for popping by!

Cassidy is on vacation with her daddy this week, so I won't have any pictures to share.  We did go to the pool on Friday and she wore herself out going down the slides...over and over and over again! She also learned to swim underwater without holding her nose!  Here she is on our drive home; she was plumb tuckered out:


Actually, she does this often!  Here she is on their vacation trip to GA, once under a towel and again under blankie:


She cracks me up! I guess the apple doesn't fall far from the tree....I sleep with a sheet over my head too!  Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Swirly Seashells (CTMH), Nautical (Impression Obsession), Itty Bitty Backgrounds (ret), Watercolor Wishes (ret), Paper Pumpkin
Card stock & Papers     Thick White, Brushed Copper (ret), Watercolor, Shimmery White
 Ink Versamark, Copper Encore, Pool Party, Crushed Curry, Lemon Lime Twist
Accessories
Tools     Big Shot, Layering Squares Framelits, Aquapainter, Heat Tool, Copper Embossing Powder, Dimensionals

19 comments:

  1. Who needs to buy expensive dies when you can fussy cut like that! Your fussy cuts look like die cuts. Enjoy the weather. We are looking forward to the days when it goes below 90 and no humidity!

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  2. Lovely, your friend will totally love this card...copper eb powder good idea

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  3. Beeeeeautiful! Love the sleeper....lol....

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  4. Beautiful card, LeAnne! Those seashells are perfect and I love how you colored them! This will definitely serve well for someone who is a beach lover! As much as I love the woods and being out in the great outdoors the beach will always be my go to place! As a kid we spent much of our summers on the Maryland shores and I have SO many fond memories! Love the pictures of Cassidy! TFS and I hope your enjoying this nice weather! :)

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  5. The seashells are gorgeous and the copper you've used really lifts them up. I love the little splatters and splooshes that you've included in the background. The sentiment is gorgeous! IT's another all-round fabulous card!

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  6. I like your pretty seashells and the copper together! This is marvelous LeAnne. Fun photos of Cassidy!

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  7. What great sea shell images LeAnne! love the colors and gold embossing!

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  8. Your watercolored seashells are outstanding! The addition of copper to the color challenge is absolute perfection. Thanks for joining along with our color challenge this week at TGIF. Smiles Elizabeth

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  9. LeAnne, these seashells are gorgeous! Love the fresh colors combined with copper. If you ever have a desire to sell off any of your seashell sets let me know, because I have none! Oh and Cassidy cracks me up, she clearly doesn't like the sun in her eyes!

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  10. LeAnne, this is so beautiful! That sentiment speaks to me! That is how I feel when I see the ocean! Your seashells are perfect! I love the copper background! You rocked this challenge! Cassidy cracks me up! I hope she has fun on vacation! Have a fantastic rest of the week! XX

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  11. I can see why you had to add these gorgeous seashells to your collection! They are stunning embossed in copper and your coloring is perfect. Great layout and I love the water splotches of color touches here and there. A perfect card for your beach-login' friend and perfect for the Great Outdoors--gorgeous, my friend!

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  12. What a beautiful card! I love that you embossed the shells in copper - really brings a nice detail to the softer colors. Thanks for playing along at TGIF this week!

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  13. What a beautiful card! I love the sentiment so much! Thank you for playing along with us at TGIF!

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  14. I love the beach too, but don't get there too often. I love your embossed shells...so pretty!Great outdoor card and cute photos too!

    Have a great day!

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  15. I think the copper embossing on those beautifully watercolored shells is stunning! The sentiment is a perfect complement to the beachy theme. Hope all is well!

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  16. These are just stunning LeAnne! I love the copper embossing and that sentiment is the perfect fit - I can almost hear the waves as I type!

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  17. Your copper embossing really makes this card sing!

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  18. LeAnne, your use of the copper with these colors really pops. Those shells are wonderful, too and I love the sentiment. I had to laugh at the photos of Cassidy - my Mom always used to sleep with a sheet over her head, too
    hugs
    jaydee

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  19. This is really pretty LeAnne! LOVE the copper and gorgeous colours together!

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