I really love the Aqua Mist and Melon Berry color combo that is the theme of this month's PTI blog hop. I was inspired to make 6 cards, and I'm sure I could have made more if my May order had arrived in time and also if there were more hours in the day.
I will start with the card that I think might be my favorite--it combines roses from The Sweet Life with Background Basics Medallions and a sentiment from Ruby Rose.
All those popsicle cards shown during the last count down inspired me to take out my ice cream cones, and I was inspired by one of Maile's cards for this card using Sweet as Can Be.
I used an inlaid die cut technique on this card, overlapping Aqua Mist and Melon Berry beautiful bloom die cut flowers.
My next two cards are inspired by Susan over at Simplicity--I don't remember the exact post, but she talked about making 'missing you' cards where the design included something missing. I can't remember all the details, but they inspired me to make the following pair of cards. I used a butterfly die from Simon Says Stamp that I can't seem to get enough of and a sentiment from Botanical Silhouettes.
I made a pair, because I needed to die cut one set of butterflies in each color, but only used half of them, so I made another card to use the other half. These cards are going to Operation Write Home, as they are apparently always in great need of 'miss you' type cards.
My last card might be my 2nd favorite of the bunch--or maybe it is my first favorite--anyway--I used Betsy's technique from this week's Make it Monday #165: Artsy Watercolor Backgrounds.
I dabbed some circular sponges into the ink and then stamped them randomly over a small angled piece of white card stock. Then, I went over them with a water brush and dried it with my heat gun. I love the soft and dreamy look that results. The sentiment is from Keep it Simple Birthday. I love the medium sized birthday sentiments in this set.
Well, that's it for me today. I know I am going to see so many amazing cards today--if I had gotten my order in time, I would have used those new butterflies, and I expect to see that lots of people did.
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