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Sunday, March 16, 2014

Secret Garden Slush

It's no Secret that Spring is almost here! 
That's right it's officially on the calendar and it most certainly has arrived
in Northern California.

I made this "Make a Wish" (for Springtime) for the rest of you who are still bundled in your warm gear. So sorry for your thawing delay , you can come visit me in Calif. and help me plant the garden. New veggies went in yesterday as well as a few new perennials. We usually go crazy at this time of year but will have to hold back because of the California drought.
So my inspiration for today's card came from 2 online challenges. Love, Love the color challenge at Connie and Mary's. How about this fun sketch challenge at CAS(e) this sketch!


I wanted to have the look of some Designer Paper with the featured colors but came up exhausted after coming to a dead end. Honestly it took just minutes to look at the catalog and I knew I would need to MAKE my OWN.

I had done this technique last Spring on this card. Loved it so much that I'm back for more. Why I didn't do it sooner who knows, but I wanted to share it with you anyway.

You can find the technique directions HERE

I love this fresh looking Strawberry Slush color, it really pops when used with the black. I tried the sentiment in both black and SS but decided on the Strawberry as the right balance of color. I thought it would be fun to cut apart the "Make A Wish" sentiment and highlight the WISH in the Oval banner. A perfect touch of sparkle was created with the Silver 1/8" Ribbon and topped with a In Color Boutique Detail. Use a Large Oval of Silver Glimmer paper for the sentiment sparkle.

more Secret Garden inspiration

I hope this helps to get you in the SPRING mood....
I'm off to the garden!

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  1. Gorgeous...love how you made your own DSP with stamped images! Stunning cards! Thanks for playing along with the color challenge this week on Create with Connie and Mary!

  2. I LOVE how you created your own DSP! So many color possibilites! And that sentiment on top of the glitter paper is fantastic, too! Thanks for joining us in the color challenge this week at Create with Connie and Mary!

  3. What a cute bunch of spring cards Pam and I love the DSP you made. I can never seem to find the color I need either! Thanks for playing Create with Connie and Mary with us!

  4. What a great idea to make your own designer paper! I love how you did that technique! And I love how you cut the sentiment apart! Very creative!! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

  5. Gorgeous card! I love how you broke up the sentiment. The flowers do make me wish I was planting my garden with you! Here in Ohio we are still waiting! Thanks so much for joining us for the color challenge this week at Create with Connie and Mary!

  6. ooooooo...I love how you made your own dsp! And what a great idea to split off the wish from the greeting and highlight that! Thanks for playing along this week in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

  7. The Secret Garden set has the perfect stamps for making your own dsp and you used these colors to perfection! That Olive Polka Dot banner is just too cute and adds to the charm of your lovely card! Thanks for joining us this week for the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

  8. Wonderful cards! They're all so lovely!


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