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Floating into Summer

Hello, BRI friends!  It's been a long time since I've had the pleasure of sharing on the BRI blog, but I'm happy to be back with you today!

My card today screams SUMMER!!!  It features some oldie-but-goodie products and was a total blast to create!

Aren't those colors so dreamy?!  And I just love that cutie patootie from Neat & Tangled's Flamingo Floatie!  (FYI, this stamp set is on SALE in the shop right now!)  I stamped her with Versafine Onyx Black ink and colored her with my Zigs.  Naturally, I added some highlights with my white gel pen ("Have gel pen, will travel" is my motto).

While I love that little girl on her floatie, I'm totally head-over-heels for the yummy colors of that background!  On an A2 panel of Bristol Smooth paper, I masked off a horizon line and blended on Mermaid Lagoon distress ink.  Next, I placed Neat & Tangled's Rice Paddies Stencil on top and added more Mermaid Lagoon.  I didn't get the contrast I wanted, so I blended Broken China, also.  Much better!

After switching placement of the mask, I ink-blended with Spiced Marmalade and Picked Raspberry, allowing the colors to overlap.  Using those same colors, I stamped the sentiment from Neat & Tangled's Hello Summer stamp set twice with my MISTI.  Finally, I flicked on water droplets and blotted them dry.

I blended a strip of Bristol paper with Spiced Marmalade and Picked Raspberry and die-cut it with Neat & Tangled's Hello Summer Dies.  I die-cut white cardstock twice with the same die and layered the three onto my card.  To draw more attention to my die-cut sentiment, I brushed Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Overlay onto it.  I adhered my colored image with foam tape and finished with a scattering of Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Sequins.

That's it from me!  Have a wonderful week, and I hope to be back with you again soon!


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