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Of course when we talked about summer I was thinking of the glorious flowers that fill the landscape during the hot summer days. Being in the north we really only have the summer months to enjoy our flowers so I really appreciate the months that they shine.
- Lay stencil over white cardstock and spritz with gold mist. Lift stencil and place onto white cardstock and pick up the reverse image from the stencil. This was the reverse image piece that I used in the background.
- Paint black cardstock with white paint using foam brush.
- Stamp flowers over dry painted surface using black water resistant ink.
- Color flowers using STAEDTLER Soft Pastel Chalks and a waterbrush. The waterbrush will pick up the chalk and apply it like watercolors. Repeat until desired shading.
- Add highlights in center of flowers using white gel pen.
- Splatter a little gold watercolor around the edges by inking up the waterbrush and splatter around the flowers.
- Add shading around edges of flowers using watercolor pencils and waterbrush.
- Cut rectangle around flowers and hand cut edges of flower.
- Stamp sentiment using Gold ink along edge of flowers.
- Accent with lace trim and gems.
- Assemble card.
- Ink up glossy cardstock. Smear a blend of alcohol blending solution and yellow alcohol ink over the entire surface.
- Drip alcohol inks directly on the surface yellow let dry. Drip the next shade of yellow overlapping circles. Let dry. Repeat with different shades of yellow and Alcohol blending solution. Let dry between each color to hold the circles.
- Stamp flowers using Versamark onto the surface randomly. Heat emboss using light yellow embossing powder.
- Stamp butterflies on extra piece of alcohol ink background using versamark. Heat emboss with light yellow embossing powder. Cut out. Accent centers with pearls.
- Assemble card.
- Stamp sentiment on coordinating cardstock. Cut in banner shape attach to front of card.
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We decided to share some of our favorite recipes for summer.. As you know from previous posts, cooking is not my strength. :) When we have family parties in the summer I am usually asked to bring the pudding salad. No cooking involved and easy to make.
Pudding Fruit SaladIngredients:
- 8 oz Cool Whip
- 1 5.9 box of Vanilla Instant Pudding
- 1 15 oz can of Mandarin Oranges
- 1 15 oz can of Fruit Cocktail
- 16 oz Maraschino cherries
- 2 medium size Bananas
- 3 cups of Milk (for pudding)
- Optional: Marshmallows
- Make Instant Pudding per instructions.
- Fold in cool whip into pudding.Stir until completely mixed.
- Drain cherries, fruit cocktail, and mandarin oranges of juices.
- Mix in fruit into pudding.
- Slice up bananas and mix into pudding.
- Add marshmallows if desired. I have never actually added them. :)
- Refrigerate for a few hours before serving.
Now onto the next stop in the hop. The extremely talented Donna Mikasa.
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