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Moon Lake for Paper Players #233

Hello You for Case this Sketch

Hi Everyone.  Happy Tuesday.

I have a quick post for you tonight showcasing several different Stampin' Up! goodies, including my new favorite thinlets - Hello You.  I love these - they are just the perfect size for cards and the "hello" was perfect for the Casethissketch challenge.

Here's the challenge

Isn't that a great sketch?  So versatile.  Anyway, the minute I saw it I immediately thought of the Corner Garden stamp.  This would give me the corner elements that I needed and allow me to spend some quality time coloring the images.  There are multiple ways you can color the flowers but, for this card, I settled on Copic Markers.
Continuing the theme of using colors and goodies that sit unloved in my craft room.... I used Tangelo Twist for the base.  Stop.... the world is about to turn on its axis!!!!  I think I've used this color once before :-)
Here's my card.... take a look at the whole card and then I'll explain a couple of things about it.
Coloring the individual elements was incredibly relaxing but, as there was so much detail in the flowers, I needed to really make the sentiment pop - and needed just a little something on the base of the card.  The base of the card was easy.  I inked up my old (retired) background stamp - Canvas - with Tangelo Twist ink and stamped it on the base.  That gave me just the little bit of interest I needed.
Then, it was on to the sentiment.
I took my Hello You thinlets and cut the "hello" three times using Basic Black card stock. I stuck the three layers together, but it looked too flat against the bright background.  Then I had a brainwave!  I have a bottle of Black Enamel Accents in my stock that  I use to give live to the eyes on birds.  Oooo.... now this was going to work!  I lay the sentiment on my silicone sheet and covered the letters with Black Enamel Accents and left it to dry.
When I removed it from the silicone sheet it was all shiny and has so much lovely dimension and texture and was just the right amount of shine.
Let's take a closer look at it:
hello detail
Then, I created an envelope to go with it using two of the stamps from the new Photopolymer set - Better than Email
Casehellobackenvie (1 of 1)
I finish the inside of each card that I make these days, as well as stamp the back and stamp the front of the envelope - and include a liner.  I'm hoping that, because I spend time doing this for each card, I will be better positioned to actually send cards out.  Usually, I need to run around trying to finish the inside, etc and I waste so much time.... and am loving that my cards are finished and ready to go!
I hope you pop along to casethissketch and check out the great inspiration and submission cards.  I really love this sketch and there are so many different variations of it to provide you with lots of great inspiration.
On a personal note:
Well, so many of you are getting snow... we are just getting cold weather.   Colleen... you really wouldn't like it up here tomorrow... we are going down to MINUS 35 degrees, which, by my reckoning is about 100 degrees colder than your preferred temperature :-)
Marina - you asked me where I get my sentiments.  Almost all of the sentiments I use on my cards come from three places: Stampin' Up!, Papertrey Ink or Simon Says Stamp.  The other place - my home computer!  I often do not have the sentiments I need, so made sure that I bought myself a cheap printer than prints on card stock and DSP.  This means that I always have the sentiment that I need... well... generally :-)
I'll be back on Thursday with another card.  In the meantime, warm hugs and prayers for those of you who need a little lift tonight.  Stay warm and stay safe.
 Card recipe - all ingredients Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted:
  • Card stock:  Tangelo Twist., Basic Black (SU).   Xpress It white (Copic)
  • Inks:  Copic Markers
  • Stamps:  Corner Garden.  Canvas background stamp.  Better than email (used for the back of the card and the front of the envelope)
  • Tools:  Hello You Thinlets.  Ranger Black Enamel Accents.   Wink of Stella Glitter pen (used on the flowers)


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Kelly W.

Wow Jaydee, such a bright and cheery card! I love your pretty flowers and shiny black greeting. This would brighten anyone's day, it's delightful!

Creative Heart Deb

Just beautiful. Flowers lift the spirits (looking forward to Spring) and I love the way you did the 'hello'. Great colors!


This beautiful garden with flowers will bring so much joy to the receiver!
Thanks for joining us at CTS !

Leigh Penner

Oh, this is gorgeous! Fabulous take on the sketch!


That is such a Gorgeous card. What you had done to the 'hello' is outstanding and it really makes it stand out. That corner garden Stamp makes for some lovely cards. That stamp is still on my wish list.

Jaydee; you are so right when the temperature drops that low. Hubby and myself having both been born, raised and had lived in Iowa, I know only to well how cold it can get as well as the snow that we would get to where we got blocked in and only way to get around town was by snowmobiles. I don't think a person could pay enough to move back to Iowa. Thank you, but No Thanks.

We do have some rather chilly days and nights but I must say, it doesn't stay around for long. Freezing temperatures one night and up in the 60's the next day. The temperature can change so quickly here in Texas. 'If the temperature is lower than my age, I don't get out of bed.' :}

Enjoy your day and have a wonderful evening


Wow! I am continually amazed at the detail and the effort you go to when making your cards. Anyone who receives one is lucky indeed! We are suffering from the same kind of winter as you - up until the weekend, we didn't have much snow, but that is all changed now. Spring, where are you!!!!

Sandy M

Gorgeous, Jaydee! I especially love how you stacked up the sentiment and made it glossy; it looks like enamel!

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