Happy Independence Day! I hope today finds you spending time with family & friends and enjoying their company. We spent Sunday gathered with family and enjoyed a nice potluck lunch. I went a bit overboard (Lol!) and made my usual deviled eggs, a healthy black bean & corn salad AND a yummy new chocolate cupcake recipe. The cupcake was my nod to Hostess Cupcakes. They were a HUGE hit! I found a new chocolate cake recipe on Pinterest, it uses Chocolate Cake and Fudge Brownie Mixes. While I was baking my first batch I thought ooh this could make a great Hostess Cupcake version. I scooped out the center, filled it with whipped cream, then topped with chocolate ganache. Oh man they are soooooo yummy!!!
Okay, now that our mouths are salivating lets move to today’s post, it is my final design using leftover pieces from my first design that featured the Lovely Words Thinlits Dies. As you can see I tried several different combinations before committing to the original version. Lol……an understatement! I had A LOT of leftover pieces and challenged myself to use them. This clean and simple design is the third and final one I created.
BASE: Today’s design is all about “layers”. The base starts with Powder Pink, then a Powder Pink layer for a tone-on-tone frame effect. Then to frame the three “friend” die cuts I layered a Textured Smoky Slate (vintage) rectangle onto a slightly larger Dazzling Diamonds rectangle. I then popped those layers with Dimensionals to add height.
SENTIMENT: The Flirty Flamingo, Basic Gray and Whisper White “friend”s were popped with Dimensionals to add more height. (grin) I felt it was still missing something so I scoured my stamps and decided to add “Hello” from the Sunshine Sayings Stamp Set. It was stamped onto Whisper White with Basic Gray ink. Then I layered it onto a slightly larger layer of Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer and popped it as well with a Dimensional.
This clean and simple design makes for a great all-occasion card you can give to a friend or as a gift with the two previous designs featuring the Lovely Words Thinlits. I hope you were inspired to take a second look at those bits and pieces on your work table and create something to share. I’d love to see what you create.
Thank you for stopping by today! I also hope you have a great July 4th.
- STAMP: Sunshine Sayings
- PAPER: Powder Pink, Smoky Slate, Flirty Flamingo, Basic Gray, Whisper White, Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer
- INK: Basic Gray
- ACCESSORIES: Thinlits–Lovely Words, Basic Jewels–Rhinestones
Sparkly Hugs, Carol