First up, get your sunglasses--haha! I went kind of crazy with the background & almost tore the card apart. Now that I've seen it for a few days, it's grown on me & will hopefully appeal to the recipient.
I began with a blended scrap (my new favorite combo of fossilized amber, abandoned coral & candied apple) that had some failed stamping on it. There was just enough room to die cut the PTI word which I covered with Wink of Stella & Crystal Laquer.
Tried a lot of colors & finally decided on kraft cardstock. The Stamplorations flourish image is clear embossed & I added tiny ink dots using my stylist. The sentiment is from PTI Wonderful Words: Friends. The background is done with the same Distress Inks, but the yellow is mostly covered up. I see lots of beautiful effects using water drops on DI, so really went for it this time using a lot more water than I usually do. Finished off with Lemon Drop Nuvo Jewel drops. I'm entering Stamplorations Theme, CropStop, The Playground & SSS Wednesday.
Now you can take off the sunglasses & rest your eyes with my Winnie & Walter July Color Challenge card. Yep--used all the other pieces from the first card--yah!
I did the same thing to the Penny Black balloon die & luckily found a matching pearl. I'm also entering SSS Flickr challenge #76 & SSS Wednesday.
We're bracing for 3 days of unprecedented temps--up to 110! Fritz is going to think he's back in Phoenix where he was born! No fires near us (knock on wood!) & no floods or tornadoes, so we really can't complain. Hope things are OK where you are & I truly thank you for your continued friendship!