Yikes, it’s July already! Really? Heck, I’m just starting to get the hang of summer. I have quite a few birthdays to celebrate this month and some cards are already made, but I need more. There goes my stash. Luckily I’m happy to replenish, especially the birthday cards. They’re always fun. This one was made with a new-to-me set which I think is so cute. It’s Penny Black Touch of Whimsy. Lots of darling stamps in this set and I’m looking forward to using the rest of them, but I’ll start with the bicycle.
While I’m trying to focus on my new stamps before they become retro, I’m also making an effort to use up some of the spare parts I’ve set aside. You probably have those, too – bits and pieces you prepared for a card and then decided not to use at the time. Mine have spilled over from their box and are now starting to fill a basket, so I’d say it’s time to either use them or lose them. I pulled out a few pieces and earmarked those for use. Starting small, you know. In this case it’s the card base. It was sitting there already covered with the blue designer paper, so I built on that, adding the green gingham and the die cut ric rac.
I colored with Copics on X-Press It Blending Card. Sparkled with Stickles Stardust glitter. Added some white dots on the flags and two flowers. All supplies will be listed below my signature. Enjoy your first July day and I’ll see you again soon!
Stamps: Penny Black Touch of Whimsy Paper: X-Press It Blending Card, CTMH Key Lime, Pretty in Pink, white card base covered with Bo Bunny Prairie Chic designer paper Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics for coloring Accessories: Stickles Stardust glitter, Signo white gel pen, MFT Die-namics Wonky Stitched Squares, Taylored Expressions Ric Rac Borders, Scotch brand foam mounting tape