Festive Friday: Sweet Summertime

Jun 14, 2019Hello, Just Because & For You Cards5 comments

Festive Friday: Sweet Summertime

Jun 14, 2019Hello, Just Because & For You Cards5 comments

Play along at the Festive Friday Challenge. DT members provide written or video instructions for their projects each challenge! Find us @festivefridaychallenge or festivefridaychallenge.com. New challenges every other Friday! #cardchallenge

Welcome back for another Festive Friday!

We’re ready for SUMMER and counting down to the 4th of July for our latest challenge. I wanted to have some fun mixing stamp sets and watercoloring on hot press card – a new love for me! I think you’ll really enjoy this project, so give it a try! You can change up the popsicles to be any “flavor” you want – perhaps you’re more of a fudgesicle type – go for it! Of course, with the Altenew Way Too Sweet stamp set, you could swap out the popsicles for ice cream cones too. This is a classic layout, so dive into your stash and use what you have 😀

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Looking for ideas – here’s a few:

  • Get ready for your patriotic events and create some fun decor – tablescape items, placecards, food markers, patriotic banners or bunting.
  • Work up a scrapbook page or other memory-keeping to commemorate a fun summer or Independence Day event.
  • Think up a fun, quick and simple project that the kiddos can do with you. Foster their creativity and cut down on screen-time!

CASE one of the DT projects and add your own twist to our designs. Of course, if you blog about it, we would love for you to mention the Designer as your inspiration for your project. Here’s links to all of the Designers:

Here’s my take:

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Stamps and Paper and Inks … Oh, My!

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Stamps: Way Too Sweet (Altenew), All Lined Up (The Stamp Market)
Paper: 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ – Solar White 110lb (Neenah), 4″ x 5 1/4″ Hot Press Watercolor Card 140lb (Arches)
Inks: Hybrid Black (Scrapbook.com), Mowed Lawn, Seedless Preserves, Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmalade, Vintage Photo, Black Soot Distress Inks (Ranger/Tim Holtz)
Accessories: None
Other: Sticky Sheets (Sizzix), Stamp Positioner (Tonic/Tim Holtz), Big Shot (Sizzix), Way Too Sweet dies (Altenew), Fun Foam Sheets (Creative Hands)

Party Plan

(your step-by-step guide to CASE-ing this design – click the images for a larger slideshow)

  1. Score your card base at 4 1/4″. Set aside.
  2. Stamp the sentiment in the lower right corner.
  3. Make pencil marks (1 5/16″, 2 5/8″, 3 15/16″) on the watercolor panel to mark the center of the treat. Align the right-most treat and stamp.
  4. Shift the watercolor panel to the right to get the stamp in the right place. Stamp the second treat. It is easier to shift the panel because then you don’t need to worry about aligning the treats all the way across – the stamp positioner does that for you.
  5. Shift the panel one more time to the right and stamp the final treat.
  6. Pick out colors.
  7. Color the sentiment (Mowed Lawn) and the popsicle sticks (Vintage Photo).
  8. Color the popsicles (Seedless Preserves, Spiced Marmalade, Picked Raspberry). Dry and then add another layer to the left to add in some shadowing.
  9. Diecut the treats
  10. Cut out foam sheet and add to the back of the sentiment panel. Adhere to card base.
  11. Adhere treats into cutouts.

Now it’s your turn to link up!

Now that you’re all inspired, what will you create? The clock is ticking away for #FF0036 and we want to see your design. Link up your project over at Festive Friday and you might just be named a Festive Fave!

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MFT: Stencils & Coordinating Supplies

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Today’s list features stencils and products that work really well with them. I am in L-O-V-E with stencils.

For the Festive Friday Challenge #FF0036). Featuring:All Lined Up stamp set (The Stamp Market), Way Too Sweet stamp set (Altenew), and Distress Inks (Ranger/Tim Holtz). Click through for a step-by-step tutorial and video #nicolewatt #pmretreat #watercolor #CAS #summer #popsicle