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Monday, August 20, 2012

Sunset wishes!

When I planned my last class of Summer Spectacular cards... I knew I had to dust off my beloved but ignored Brayer!

Here is my contribution to a Sunset that is pure end-of-summer bliss! With my Color Coach I started with So Saffron and our new Holiday Mini's Core Paper (avail in Gumball Green, Cherry Cobbler and Early Espresso). It has a lighter inner core of paper so it's yummy with dry embossing (Big Shot) and our new sanding block (or a lil rip along the edge).

The Color Coach suggested More Mustard and Rose Red to go with the So Saffron. I stamped this silhouette flower with Early Espresso on our stunning Shimmer Paper (do you see the lovely shimmer to the sunset, it's hard to photo that subtle but lovely shimmer). I loaded my brayer with the lightest color (Saffron) the added the More Mustard 1/2 way in. I edged the Rose Red and now had a layer/subset effect. Remember, sunsets aren't perfectly layered, the wave n overlap is just what you'd see in the sky!

I looooove the result! I embossed the Core Espresso paper with our stunning Holiday Mini folder and sanded it with our friendly sander! Note the rounded corners on two of the corners on all three papers. It adds a lil something and contributes to the vintage feel of this card.

It's layered with our Dimensional adhesive and lovely, if I do say so myself! It really embraces the end of Summer with its rich colors, the shimmer of the paper and the rich n vintage feel of the embossed espresso paper!

I hope you can gather a quiet moment n catch an end of summer sunset!
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