Saturday, July 4, 2020

You're a Treasure

Hello Blogger Friends! Thanks for taking the time to stop and visit with The Charmed Life Blog today. 

And, happy 4th of July to all my American friends. It will be a different celebration for most of us because of all the restrictions but nonetheless it's still America's birthday, And, I can say that we learn from past mistakes and will move on to become a better and stronger nation. God bless the USA. 

We have no plans for today. My hubby is already out working in his gardens. It's expected to reach 90° again today so I don't know how much outdoor activity I will have. Just going for my daily walk as soon as I finish this post.

So, let's move on to my card for today. This one I created for my weekly DT post on the CottageCutz Blog.  I am featuring the new Treasure Chest Island and I created a card of encouragement for a friend who is always doing something special for me. I thought I would make her a card and let her know how special she is to me. Here are some details on how I created my card.

Since I was using the Treasure Chest Island die I wanted to do some ink blending to create an ocean scene. I use jumbo daubers for my ink blending technique. I started off with the sandy shore. I cut 2 templates and used crumb cake and old paper distress inks for the sand.
Image Panel: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
Next I sponged in the water using salty ocean distress ink. I laid my 2nd template over the sand and began sponging the blue ink. I used the other end of my template and sponged more salty ocean ink to create the horizon line. I wanted it just a bit darker than the water.
I used a sun ray stencil and sponged the sun with wild honey and abandoned coral inks. I took a cloud stencil and lightly stenciled in some clouds using tumbled glass distress ink.

I stamped a few sand granules on the sandy shore just to add a bit of texture. My stamp had lots more than just the sand so I taped off what I didn't want. Then, with the help of my stamp-a-ma-jig I was able to stamp the sand where I wanted it.
I decided to stamp my sentiment directly on the sandy shore. I used a medium brown ink and my MISTI for placement. I did stamp the sentiment 3 times to get the color intensity I wanted.
Now that my background is completed I am ready to cut the die images. I used different colors of cardstock to cut the palm tree, treasure chest, oyster and the mound of sand. I attached it to the background using dimensional adhesive.
I used a royal blue cardstock for the layering panel and attached this with double sided tape to my image panel. Then attached to the yellow card base. To finish off the card I added 3 enamel dots to highlight the sentiment. 
And, that's it for me for this post. So until next time........God bless. 

die I used to create card:
I am also entering:
1.  Challenge Up Your Life has a vacation mood challenge. 
2Aud Sentiments has a summer + a sentiment challenge. 
3.  Cute Card Thursday has an anything goes challenge. 
4.  Moving Along With The Times has a beach challenge. 
5.  Simon Says Stamp has a bright and cheerful challenge. 


  1. This is brilliant!!

    Thanks for joining us down on the beach at MAWTT, and also the summer challenge at Aud Sentiments

    Hugz Tinz

  2. Fabulous sponging! What a fun card! Love it!

  3. Hello... Thanks for sharing your lovely desert island card with us at MAWTT. It fits perfectly with our 'At the Beach' theme.

    Diane Louise
    (Team Leader, Moving Along With The Times) x

  4. Hello Mary, you created a wonderful vacation mood scene and this little treasure chest.. love! Thank you for playing along with us at Challenge up your life. Greetings, Anja



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