Monday, March 12, 2018


Well, spring has sprung in southern Arizona and yesterday I started planting some purchased flowers and a cherry tomato plant. I even cleaned off our porch and hosed it off, getting rid of weeds and dirt that accumulated over the winter. Needless to say I'm a bit stiff but I'm sure my job today (I help clean our church) will loosen my muscles.  But Friday I had a class (you can see the Live video on my FB page, Stampin Hot With Carol, last Friday morning. (I actually have 3 videos, 2 on Friday and 1 on Saturday.) During my class I put together the card I was teaching and finished it to give my gals ideas, and there are some pictures of the cards a few of them made also on my FB page.

I taught the Double Diamond with a Twist card.  I can't remember where I found it as I had to submit this class a year ago!   But the colors of my base card, Pumpkin Bread, Summer Days, and Banana Cream reminded me of sunflowers! I used Whip Cream card stock for the stamped images. So I pulled out 2 stamp sets, Hello Lovely and Honeycomb ATS. I absolutely LOVE how this turned out!!  I used 2 inks, Black Licorice and Pineapple Smoothie.  The Smoothie ink did wonderfully on the backgrounds!

All my coloring was done with our Color Burst Pencils.  I managed to get some pretty good blending done on the flower just using the pencils!  I used Medium and Small Foam Squares, White Liner Tape, and Sweet Candy Drops.  Nope, I didn't use the Amaze as there were no dies for any of the images, all were detail cut with our Details Pro Shears.  (And they are amazing as they are self sharpening and VERY sharp!) I think I should have added Journey Glaze to the bees or at least to their wings, I may yet.

So what do you think of my card? It does fit and A2 envelope though it may need some padding or something to protect it and the envelope.  That would increase the postage.  Now I need to start doing research for my classes in Jan., Feb., and March next year!


1 comment:

Laura Williams said...

Well THAT is a super cool card! Way to go!