Once again, I missed a challenge deadline. I had all the pieces for this card cut or cropped and ready to go. All that was left was to color in these adorable creatures and crop the circles with the Stitched Shapes dies. Then, I missed the deadline. However, on the positive side, I now have an adorable birthday card all ready to go!

Here’s my card:

Seaside Spray and Blends

I’ve created a few cards with We’ll Walrus Be Friends using this color combination: Seaside Spray, Smoky Slate, and Whisper White. It seems this DSP gets a workout with this stamp set as well.

The challenge for which I missed the deadline was a sketch challenge. I followed it to a T and I think it’s so stinking cute!

The Smoky Slate blends combo provided all the different shades of gray that I used. Both blends provided the colors for the walruses. Smoky Slate light blend alone allowed me to color the muzzles a lighter color. In addition, I used the color lifter blend on each of their bodies to add some dimension, even just a bit of a lift.

When I finished coloring with the blends, I used the Smoky Slate marker to emphasize the lines on the walruses, adding more dimension. The black dimensionals came in handy when I popped up all the circles and the sentiments.

Getting It All Lined Up

Years ago, my then teenage daughter got me a craft kit which included a magnetic 6×8 self-healing cutting mat and a magnetic ruler. I’m always thankful for this gift and use it often.

I lined up the bottom of the DSP with the number line so I knew my paper was straight. Then I started lining up the circles by using the magnetic ruler.

Pictures are worth a thousand words, so here’s a picture showing how easy this tool made it when lining up the circles:

I put the texture weave ribbon under the sentiment, which I popped up on black dimensionals as well.

Finishing Up

Once I got all the pieces secured, I stamped the inside of the card with a sentiment from Picture Perfect Birthday. Lately I have been using some sort of coordinating stamp with the sentiments. For this card I used the two cute as a button fish.

Finally, I just had to add DSP to the envelope flap and stamp the walrus which, in my humble opinion, is the cutest in the set. Once again, I used the blends to color. What that, this set was complete.

4:30 am on Friday

At this time, I will be meeting another chaperone and twelve high school students at the airport. We are going to D.C. and have a packed 5 days. Absolutely packed. Exhausting for all of us, stressful for the chaperones, but a wonderful experience for all.

While I have cards to post, I am not sure how much will really be able to be done.

As always,

Thank you so very much for stopping by my blog today. I appreciate your the time you take to read, and comment, on my blog.

Have a Peachy Day!


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Coordinations for Sale-a-Bration are here!!

Coordinations for Sale-a-Bration started!!

I placed my pre-order this past weekend, which will arrive while I am out-of-town. When I get back home on the 11th, I will have a box filled with happiness waiting for me!

Don’t do what I have done, and put off ordering my wish list. I seem to miss out because when these items run out, they are gone!

Just look at these amazing and must-haves!

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