Sunday, June 5, 2016

Sending Hugs!

Happy Sunday!  Popping in with a card to share.  I am playing along with this week's Make It Monday Challenge.  I almost did not get a chance to play.  Busy school week with exam schedule.  My 7th graders have Social Studies State Exam tomorrow.  I have to be at work again by 6:30 am.   Only 30 minutes earlier, but it really makes a difference.  Off to bed after I do this post.  Only a few more days and the students will be out for summer vacation.  I am out  June 16th.  I think I will lock myself in my craft room for several days! LOL!  

For the gradient watercolor die cut challenge, I started with some Kuretake Watercolors and watercolor paper.  I chose greens fro the leaves.  

I die cut the Branching Out die.  I glued directly to the linen paper.  I added the die cut sentiment "Sending"  from DFTW PTI kit that I die cut from white card stock three times and true black once.   

I layered the black over the white to create a lighter shadow effect.  Makes the black pop and look like it is suspended  or floating a bit. I added a few shimmery dots using the Kirarina Wink Black Pearl pen. 

I chose to use  just the "Sending" on the front to comply with this week's CAS(E) this Sketch Challenge and finish card on the inside with HUGS!   

As always thanks so much for stopping by!


By the way, if you are in need of a new paper trimmer, the new Fiskars Deluxe Paper Trimmer with Aluminum Rail  is FABULOUS!  It cuts card stock like butter!  The aluminum rail ensures precise cutting every time.


  1. Beautifully done, Betty! Every time I see Branching Out I'm reminded that I want that set. Hard to justify though when I have TANL, and there are so many others on my wish list. Off to check out that paper trimmer. TFS!

  2. Love the shades of green of the leaves, and the black dots add a lot of interest! Beautiful card!

  3. Love the shades of those leaves just a really beautiful card love cheryl xxx

  4. Betty... as always such a pleasure to see what you make for our challenge. Extra special to see what you made inspired by my sketch!
    This is BEAUTIFUL.
    Thanks for playing CTS!

  5. Hey, Betty, you rock big time, all the time! No cookie cutter cards for you, girl. So pretty and those little black dots are the knock-out punch!

  6. Oh, this is gorgeous, Betty! I love your fabulous take on the sketch!

  7. Love the way your leaves turned out , Betty! Stunning card ,as always!

  8. So pretty!!! I love those leaves!

  9. Love the gradient colors on the leaves--wonderful take on the sketch!


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