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Thursday, April 21, 2016

Hello my friends!
I am playing along with the Mixed Media Card Challenge today!
Check out their theme this month...;-)

So fun, right!?
Their DT members created some really awesome cards!
Here is my take...

Originally, I didn't think I could come up with any designs with "sunshine", but their optional element (which I usually forget) helped me with this design!

I die cut the sun twice in Daffodil Delight, mounted them on top of each other, then I stamped the word sunshine randomly with the Alphabet Rotary Stamp. 

I heat embossed the words "home" and "sweet" on these die cut clouds, then very lightly colored them with Pool Party.  

These bricks must be the smallest brick image there is...*Hee Hee*
I remembered that this cute little house had brick walls, and that is how I came up with this design! I stamped the image on watercolor paper, colored with Stampin' reinkers then die cut it. I wanted to give it a chipboard feel so 3 more of them were die cut then mounted on top of each other. 

I die cut "Home" in the Typeset SDSP, and you know how thin this paper is, so I die cut it two more times with cardstock. I wanted a couple more houses on the background, and I always say this but it is good to hoard old patterned papers! because I remembered that the Well Worn DSP has Cajun Craze, and look what I found!? Brick image! 
The bottom of the card was heat embossed with gold emboss powder, and blue and light gold mixed into green! Isn't it pretty!?

My notes...

Stamp: Holiday Home, Alphabet Rotary Stamp (SU!)
Paper: Crumb Cake, Pool Party, Cajun Craze, Daffodil Delight, Well Worn DSP, Typeset SDSP, Watercolor Paper
Ink: Versamark, Memento Tuxedo Black, Stazon Jet Black, Smoky Slate, Pool Party, Cajun Craze, Daffodil Delight Stampin' Reinkers (SU!)
Tool: Heat Tool, Pool Party Stampin' Emboss Powder, Enchanted Gold Emboss Powder (Ranger), Homemade Holiday Framelits (SU!), Spring Showers Lawn Cut (Lawn Fawn), In a Word: Home Cutaway (Winnie and Walter)

Thank you so much for stopping by!
Hope you enjoyed it!


  1. What a great idea to combine "sun" and "bricks" for a new home card. Thanks for playing with us at the MMCC this month.

  2. Fantastic way to include the bricks and I love your sun! Thanks for joining us at the Mixed media Card Challenge.

  3. fabulous card! love the stamped sentiment on the sun and the design of your card is fabulous! glad you joined in with us at MMCC this month!

  4. What a wonderful little scene you created! love the stamping on the sun and all the layering - thanks for joining us in the Mixed Media Card Challenge! Julia xx