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Sunday, March 26, 2017

NC Demos March Blog Hop - Bring on Spring!

Good evening!  !  If you are just joining the March Blog Hop welcome and thanks for stopping by to see all the amazing projects our group is creating to celebrate the arrival of spring!   Personally, winter is never over too soon and I am looking forward to sunny days spent outside on my deck reading, grilling yummy food and hanging out with friends.
 
I was lucky enough to spend this weekend co-hosting my first Scrappy Stampers’ Getaway with an amazing group of ladies stamping, scrapping, chatting, snacking and enjoyed the fabulous views of the beach.  Okay, we may have also enjoyed a few margaritas an a little Prosecco.  I also got to see my brother and sister-in-law and the nieces!  What a great way to kick off the first weekend of spring!
 
So, my card was inspired by a few things this month.  First, it was a card I saw on Facebook from a fellow demo using the Dynamic Hexagons TIEF and Dragonfly Dreams that is SO perfect for spring and summer card giving.  Second, I wanted to use some of my fabulous Sale-A-Bration products before SAB ends this Friday, March 31st and I already had the sparkly Bermuda Bay dragonfly cut, so he had to be used!  Lastly, one of the color combos I am a bit obsessed with right now is Bermuda Bay, Rich Razzleberry and Tempting Turquoise.   


So, now to the business of actually making the card.  Here are my basic measurements:
 

  • Bermuda Bay base cut 5 ½ x 8 ½ and scored at 4 ¼
  • Rich Razzleberry 4 x 5 ¼
  • Inside the Lines DSP 3 ¾ x 5
 
Once I had all of my paper cut I sponged the Inside the Lines DSP starting at the edges with Rich Razzleberry, then Tempting Turquoise and finally with the Bermuda Bay.  I then ran the sponged piece of DSP through the Big Shot with the Dynamic Hexagons TIEF.  I did NOT spritz the paper with water as I didn’t have a lot of time for it to dry.
 
At this point I assembled my card using Fast Fuse between the Bermuda Bay and Rich Razzleberry piece and Stampin’ Dimensionals between the Rich Razzleberry and sponged piece of Inside the Lines DSP. 
 
At this point I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do about a greeting and the placement of the dragonfly, so I asked for the opinions of my fellow stampers and played around with a couple of ideas before settling on stamping the greeting in Rich Razzleberry an then cutting it out with the Layering Ovals Framelits.  I then added a little Fast Fuse to the back of my oval to attach some Metallic Silver Thread.  I put a couple of Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back of my oval and attached it to my DSP.  And last, but not least, I added the SAB Glimmer Paper dragonfly using Multipurpose Glue to create my springy dragonfly card.  Now to just wait for the perfect day to sit on my deck and spot the real thing!
 
Thank you again for popping by my blog.  I am finished for this month, but you aren’t!  I know that  
Sharon Maranich  has made something fantastic to share with you!
Hope you have a wonderful week and have time for some stamping time of your own as well as a chance to enjoy some beautiful spring weather.



Happy Spring and Happy Stamping!

Tracie

Jo Anne Hewins -
http://luv2create.typepad.com/my_blog/2017/03/hop-into-spring-with-the-nc-demo-blog-hop.html

Michelle Irinyi -
http://www.makingmemorieswithmichelle.com/home/nc-demos-blog-hop-march-2017

Tracie Evans Langley -
http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/traciesallaboutstamping/blog?directBlogUrl=/blog/86481/entry/nc_demos_march_blog_hop1

Sharon Maranich -
http://inkiefinger.blogspot.com/2017/03/spring-time-march-blog-hop.html

Laurie Meier -
http://stampedgreetings.com/hello-sunshine-nc-demos-march-blog-hop/

Sue Root -
http://stampin-with-sue.blogspot.com/2017/03/bring-on-spring-march-nc-su-demos-blog.html

Lisa Tedder - http://tedderbearstamping.com/pressn-seal-your-thinlits-for-a-beautiful-effect/

Frances Wagner -
http://wagstamps.blogspot.com/2017/03/march-nc-demo-blog-hop.html


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