Tuesday, June 1, 2021

June SOM Blog Hop: Outdoor Borders

Welcome to the June SOM Blog Hop featuring Outdoor Borders. This is such a fun set! There will be lots of great inspiration as you travel from one blogger to the next. You should have come from Darly's blog, but don't worry if you started here. The hop is a circle, so just keep going until you get back to where you started. If you get lost along the way, head to Melinda's blog for a complete list of participants.

Here's a look at this fun set...

I follow a lot of different bloggers. One of them is Tenia Nelson over at Jazzy Paper Designs. A while back she posted this fun card. I decided to scraplift it for my contribution to the hop.

Don't hate me, but I'm not usually a fan of flamingos. This??? This floats my creative boat!

You'll notice that I used Outdoor Borders in two places, for the sentiment and as the background on the left side. I think I'll experiment a little and see if stamping the background wavy lines in Flamingo ink makes me any happier than the black. Here are the products that round out the rest of this card:

  • Leaf Layer Thin Cuts
  • Hexagon Thin Cuts
  • Stitched Rectangle Thin Cuts
  • Hello Pumpkin Washi Tape
  • Crafty Sequins
  • Summer Vibes Cricut Cartridge
  • Black ink
  • Black cardstock
  • May-June 2021 Mix-in paper
  • Avocado Cardstock
  • Sanding paper

The flamingo comes from the Summer Vibes Cricut Collection. I used the print then cut feature by inserting the image, flattening it, then sending it to my printer before cutting it. I sized it to 2.5 inches tall for this. If you don't have a color printer, you could recreate this with Flamingo cardstock. Use the light side for the wings and full strength side for the body plus black for the base.

I sanded the lighter side of Avocado paper for two reasons. First, I wanted to make it even lighter, and second, to make it match the woodgrain background of the Mix-in paper used for the hexagon. 

Both the washi tape and sequins are from product lines introduced a long time ago, but they are still available for purchase. I don't tend to use up all of my supplies from prior purchases. However, I'm getting low on the Hello Pumpkin Washi tape because it's my FAVORITE! 

Now you're off to Krista's Crafty blog. Again, be sure to keep hopping until you see all the great projects.

Until next time,