Time For Fun

9/19/20 Top Rocker at 613 Avenue Create!

Hi friends! Today is a sad day in American history as we remember all those who lost their lives on 9/11/2001 when America suffered a most horrific terrorist attack on the Twin Towers. May God continue to bless those families who lost loved ones. On a lighter and happier note, I’ve popped in this morning to share a sample I created for Prickley Pear Stamps. Do you remember the ‘impossible card’ that swept the craft world a few years ago? Yep, I made a few of them – they are fun and super easy! I turned this one into a retirement card using the awesome Play Day on the Beach stamp set! I have to admit that I’m in full-on retirement mode since my official retirement date is in a few weeks! ;)

I cut the card base from light green cardstock and the layers from a textured teal cardstock to compliment the colors in the patterned paper. I stamped the image, colored it with Nuvo alcohol markers and cut it with a stitched rectangle die. I stamped the top sentiment on a scrap piece of white cardstock, trimmed it and flagged the ends with a small square punch. I cut the horizontal strips from a coordinating patterned paper and then the layers from the teal and light green cardstock. I stamped ‘Congratulations’ on the left end of the bottom strip, and added light green gemstones on the strips along with crab and lobster brads to tie in the beach theme.

And one more peek… this is such an interesting design that is super simple but packs a great punch!

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. 613 Avenue Create: September Anything Goes w/ optional Charm
2. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #9-2020 – Anything Goes
3. Jan’s Digi Stamps Challenges: September Anything Goes
4. Moving Along With The Times: #122 – Create A Scene
5. Not Just Card Challenges: September Anything Goes
6. Scrapping4fun Challenges: #175 – Anything Goes
7. Time Out Challenges: #170 – Adventurous

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up Lemon Lime Twist cardstock, Marco’s Kachina Grass Cloth cardstock, Dare 2B Artzy Modern Bliss patterned paper
Stamps: Prickley Pear Stamps Play Day on the Beach stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Spectrum Noir alcohol marker- FS7; Nuvo alcohol markers- 425, 429, 360, 369, 413, 389, 451, 377, 477; Sakura White Gelly Roll pen
Dies/Punches: Memory Box Stitched Rectangle Layers die, EK Success 3/4″ square punch (to flag sentiment strip)
Accessories:  Tombow Mono permanent adhesive, Bearly Art precision craft glue, MISTI stamp tool, Gemini Junior, Eyelet Outlet Crab & Lobster Brads, Ranger distress collage medium, Darice green gemstones

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project! Be sure to check out all the awesome stamps and dies at Prickley Pear Stamps! If you’d like to save 10% on anything on the site when you shop at Prickley Pear Stamps, use the coupon code LESLIE10 at checkout! And be sure to ‘like’ and ‘follow’ the Prickley Pear Stamps Facebook page to keep up with news and sales, and join Prickley Pear Pals (the fan group) for lots of fun crafty ideas and to share your creativity! And finally, we’d love to see you visit the Prickley Pear Stamps blog that’s in the process of being revived and become a Follower! Hope to see you there! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,

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