Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Modern Basic Squared

It's a late night. We sent our younger son off for his eighth grade trip to Washington DC. If you're the praying kind, please pray for their safe travel, safe exploration of our nation's capital, and safe return. Oh, and for the sanity of the chaperones and teachers and nurses because, dang, those men and women are brave!


Tonight's cards take full advantage of bright, glowing colors and fun enamel dots.The stamps are Papertrey's Modern Basics...same as on yesterday's card.

inks: Impress Fresh Ink sky blue, Memento Luxe Bahama blue

Inks: Impress Fresh Ink ginger, Memento Luxe Morocco

Layering the large and medium leaf shapes for these flowers was pretty easy with a gridded acrylic block and careful alignment. I found doing this same layering with the small leaf shape was a nightmare. Couldn't get them lined up consistently at all. Whatever. These two bold, beautiful cards more than make up for that failure.

The blue enamel dot has sparkle in it, while the orange one is a standard shiny dot. The world needs more sparkle dots, doesn't it?

Blessings to all. And good night.

stamps: Papertrey Modern Basics
ink: listed in captions
paper: Papertrey white
accessories: enamel dots


  1. Bellissimo, though I liked your fixed card yesterday, too.

  2. Great matting and layering of the perfectly aligned images, Susan.

  3. It definitely take a special kind of person to deal with a bunch of 13 year olds all day! I often say that if I was teaching, Grade 7 and 8 would be the LAST age group I would choose. Raging bundles of hormones.
    Love the cards, especially the colors and the sparkle dot.


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