Beautiful Day for SIP136

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Hi! Welcome to my blog.  We’re having a balmy day — for winter.  And it’s got me thinking warmer weather in general.  That’s a good thing!  Because when I looked at a challenge to play with this morning, I found one that works with that mind set.  I used the challenge for the inspiration for my Beautiful Day for SIP136 card.

Beautiful Day for SIP136

The theme for the SIP136 challenge is Cabin Fever


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When I think of warmer weather the thing I think of first is flowers.

In fact, I begin to long for flowers to begin appearing.

So, I planted my yard so it blooms from the earliest time possible until frost.

Beautiful Day was a natural choice for me when thinking warmer.


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I started by coloring the flower with one of my favorite Blends combos –

Light Bermuda Bay, Dark Pool Party and Light Pool Party.


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Then, I colored the leaves with Light Old Olive and Light Daffodil Delight.

I wanted a color like Lemon Lime Twist.

Next, It was time to start layering.

My base is Night of Navy with a Lemon Lime Twist layer.

Then, I added a layer of Tutti Frutti designer paper followed by a

strip of Whisper White embossed with a Petal Pair embossing folder.

The embossed strip if backed by a narrow piece of Tutti Frutti paper

and I overlaid another design from this paper.


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I added square frames in Night of Navy and Bermuda Bay.

Then, I tucked in die cut leaves and stems.

All these pieces make me think of the layers in my garden.

Finally, I added pieces of Myths and Magic Glimmer Paper that I punched

and then added a dome of Fine Tip Glue for dimension.


Thanks for stopping by and checking out my bright, cheery Beautiful Day for SIP136 card.

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  • Reply
    Sarah Fleming
    February 11, 2018 at 10:14 pm

    This is fantastic, Sara! So many wonderful layers. Thanks for joining in at Stamp Ink Paper this week!

    • Reply
      Sara Levin
      February 11, 2018 at 10:21 pm

      Thanks you Sarah! It was a perfect challenge for this week.

  • Reply
    Angie McKenzie
    February 9, 2018 at 10:15 am

    Omigosh!!! This is absolutely gorgeous!!! I am so glad you did this… can’t wait to CAS(e)! Thanks so much for the inspiration!

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      Sara Levin
      February 9, 2018 at 8:55 pm

      Thank you Angie! I’m so glad this inspired you to create your own.

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