Homegrown Summer

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I think I’ve mentioned before how much I enjoy participating in challenges.  This weekend, Passionate Paper Creations posted a Power Poppy challenge using the Sunflower Power digital stamp set.  I don’t color a lot of flowers, but sunflowers are one of favorite flowers, so I wanted to give it a go.  When planning the layout, I wanted to accomplish two things; 1. to only use materials I already had and 2. to try a layout I’ve never used before.  So I dug through my recently organized supplies and pulled out a paper pad that had the rich, complementary colors I was looking for and used a ribbon ‘rescued’ from a birthday gift, so a big ‘check!’ for number one.  To accomplish my second goal, I decided to try an easel card.  I tend not to make specialty fold cards, because although I think of my cards as art, I also like them to be practical- to fit in a standard envelope and be easy to mail and that can sometimes be a challenge with specialty folds.  Using this twisted easel fold, I was able to use a fancy fold and make it practical. Another ‘check!”  I’m really happy with how this card turned out and so glad I gave the flowers a chance.  (Now I’ve got my eye on a few other Power Poppy flower stamps.)

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Moonlight Greetings~ Homegrown Summer

Image: Power Poppy “Sunflower Power Set”

Pattern Paper: K & Company “Fall Collection by Tim Coffey”, Recollections “Parchment”

Dies: Spellbinders Nestabilities “Label Twenty-Two”

Copic Sketch Markers: E41, E42, Y15, Y19, YR04, YR09, G24, G94, G99, E23, E25, E27, E27, E39, E49

Entered into Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge

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