For this card, I used one of the two sentiments that come with the set. To see the other sentiment you'll have to start your blog hopping ;). I had alot of fun with this set because I used Shimmerz and Blingz on both of my cards. Great image for that :)
For this first card, I started with a cream cardstock background and then layered some Webster's Pages papers, first the brown is "Bountiful" from the Inspired collection, then the blue is "Peacefulness" again from the Inspired collection. Then a layer of Bazzill Bling and then another layer of the "bountiful" paper, then my image. Since I put so many layers on the image, I chose to stamp the sentiment directly on the "Peacefulness" paper and use it that way. I colored with prismacolor pencils and mineral spirits and added bubblegum shimmerz to the flowers. I also used the brown wrinkled ribbon to tie the sentiment on.
This second card is made with softer colors again. I started with a periwinkle cardstock base and then layered Webster's Pages "Secret Garden" paper from the reflections of nature collection. I colored the image with prismacolor pencils and mineral spirits and then added both Shimmerz and Blingz to this one. You can see these better in the close up picture. I sponged Antique Linen distress ink around all the pieces. The corners are punched from an EKSuccess corner punch and are Bazzill bling and then you know I had to add some dew drops since the first cards doesn't have any :)
In this picture, you can see the Shimmerz and the Blingz really well. The Shimmerz is Lilac colored and is on the flowers. The Blingz is December Sky and is on the puppy's bandana. The difference between the Shimmerz and the Blingz is that the Blingz is a little chunkier, you get bits of shimmer instead of a really smooth shimmer. It's FUN!
Now to the blog hopping. If you've been hopping with us all week, you know one thing you have to do is visit all the dt member's blogs and see what they did with the featured set today. Then leave them a comment. After that, go to the 2RedBananas blog and answer our question of the day in a comment. Then you will be eligible to win the blog candy for today, which is a set of "the Value of Joy" stamps!!!! So get hoppin'!
Our quote for the day: "Beauty is whatever gives joy." - Hugh Nibley
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