Friday, July 1, 2022

Four Seasons Guest Designer

Welcome to The Four Seasons Challenge Summer July 2022! I am delighted to be their Guest Designer this month and just loved this inspiration board:
I am such a fan of red, white and blue anything and my card reflects those colors:
I  started with Blue Corn Card Stock from Taylored Expressions. I really enjoy using this deep deep blue card stock which is also 100 lb. weight! This is my favorite weight - not too sturdy to create a nice fold for a card base AND holds up to mixed media applications.
Which is exactly what I started with to create the base. I have this star stencil in my stash and I applied a layer of Altenew Embossing Paste and let dry. Next, I die cut all 7 pieces from Sizzix's Brushstroke Flowers #1 by Tim Holtz in white card stock. Leaving the die cuts in the panels I ink blended (I use Scrapbook.com's Foam Blending Tools) all the pieces with various Distress Inks - reds, pinks, yellow and greens trying to create a variety.
If you're not familiar with the Taylored Expressions Strips Stamps and Dies - they work together as a single unit to stamp once and die cut once. The matching die cut for the Mini Strips cuts all of the sentiments at once - just line up the squares on the side. And very quickly you have multiple sentiments ready for future projects. 
Taylor also has storage containers for the strips with inexpensive labels to identify the sets for she has many!
And they also have a free downloadable spreadsheet of all the Simple and Mini Strips available. Can't ask for more than that!
Thank you for joining me today and I want to thank the Four Season Challenge Group for inviting me to Guest Design! Hopefully you'll be inspired and submit some of your creative work - it is a month long challenge...you have lots of time!
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StampinwithAnita
StampinwithAnita

Hello, welcome to Stampin With Anita. I love crafting in all forms. It gives me great joy to create something special. I hope you enjoy your visit.

8 comments:

  1. Thanks for guest designing with us this month at The Four Seasons Challenge! Your card is lovely but all your cards are lovely. I especially like the ink blended floral focal, so pretty!

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    1. Thanks so much, Donna! I appreciate your nice nice comments.

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  2. I absolutely love this bright and cheerful card! It truly makes me smile! Thanks for designing with us this month. Well done!

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  3. Gorgeous card, those dies look amazing with the shading you did. Thanks for joining us at Four Seasons as our guest designer this month!

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    1. Thank you Melanie! I appreciate your nice comments.

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  4. Lovely card, Anita. I love the sentiment and the stars are fantastic. Thank you for being our guest designer this month. What a great start. Bunny - designer for The Four Seasons Challenge

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