And what does the Lord require of you but to do justly, and to love kindness
and mercy, and to humble yourself and walk humbly with your God? (Micah 6:8)

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Heat it Up

Hello friends!  Hope you've been staying cool, but today on the Splitcoaststampers "Ways to Use It" Challenge, Lisa encouraged us to heat it up, so off to the tropics with some hot colors and heat embossing we go using stamps and dies from Our Daily Bread Designs.

Creative Nugget:  Distress Oxide inks were sponged onto a mixed media panel cut with a Pierced Rectangle Die creating an ombre look.  This panel was embossed with the Lattice Background Die and cut apart to form the background.  The matting layers and the Ferns were cut from papers from the Beautiful Boho and Boho Bolds paper collections.  The split sentiment from the Tickled Pink stamp set was embossed and the flamingo colored with Copic Markers and cut with the coordinating Flamingos Dies.  Hibiscus Dies were used to make the flower and a little Frosting Powder was added for some sparkle along with a scattering of sequins.

The second tropical scene used the Bon Voyage stamp set.

Creative Nugget:  Distress Oxide inks were again sponged onto a mixed media panel creating a sunset.  The Bon Voyage silhouette was stamped with Archival ink and stamped again onto a piece of acetate to reverse the image for the reflection.  A white frame cut with Double Stitched Rectangle Dies was added over the scene after white embossing the sentiment.  Hibiscus and Ferns Dies were used to create the corner embellishment.

These cards will be submitted for the following challenges:

Thanks so much for stopping by...have a thoroughly delightful day!



Donna Scholz said...

Lovely card, Cathy! Definitely an ocean themed card in line with Try Stampin' on Tuesday's challenge this week! Your colors are marvelous and caught my eye immediately! Thank you for sharing your talents with us at TSOT! -Donna

The Paper Layer said...

This is gorgeous, I love the background.

Kelly S. said...

Beautiful flamingo card! The stitching is fantastic, what perfect images to choose for this week's colors!

*Vicki* said...

WOW!! Two amazing creations! I just love your coloring on both of them as they are in tones of my fave shades! :) I also really love those amazing flowers on both of your cards!! That top card has such a stunning background too! I love them both! Thanks for sharing your creations with us at Cute Card Thursday! Hugs & Smiles - *Vicki*-DT member

Broni said...

I love your use of the colors! That's a great flamingo!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at the Color Throwdown this week!

Teresa Kline said...

these are both gorgeous...great colors! I am so glad you played along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

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merrymstamper said...

LOVE love your tropical coloured cards! The hibiscus is beautiful on your cards. Hugs!

Wanda Cullen said...

What a beautiful pair of cards! Especially love the vivid shades of the second one! Thanks so much for joining us at Color Throwdown!

Shylaashree said...

cute and gorgeous cards.Thanks for playing along with us at Addicted to Stamps & More. Hope to see you again
Shylaa DT@ATSM

Simply Sara Stampin' said...

Beautiful cards, Cathy! Love the sponged scene on your second card. It caught my eye right away! Thanks for sharing with us on Try Stampin' or Not on Tuesday.
Sara H.

Peanut said...

What a lovely card! Stunning colours. Thanks for joining us at ATSM.
x Asha