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Friday, April 2, 2021

March Card Chain Reveal

Woo Hoo - time for another Card Chain reveal - see the full chain of 34 HERE!! My card flew across the pond to the lovely Jo (Just a Dotty Pudding).

Supplies: Paper - Neenah White; Doodlebug; Lawn Fawn
Dies - Hero Arts Autumn Bouquet Fancy Dies;
Stamp - Hero Arts Color Layering Poppy (sentiment)
Inks - Squeezed Lemonade, Cracked Pistachio & Kitsch Flamingo
Distress Oxide Inks
Other - Pink and Main enamel hearts

I used the colors and the sketch, plus theme of friendship.

I blended the three colors onto a piece of Neenah using Distress Oxide inks, then spritzed the panel with water for some texture. Trimmed the piece and added it to a black mat along with the panels of patterned paper. Adhered to a white A2 card base. Die cut the flower, stem, and bow & applied to the panel. Stamped the sentiment and added some enamel hearts - done! 

Jo loved the card and I was delighted it only took a week to get to her!! Update to the tale of the February Card Chain card Jo sent me: the poor card was returned to her by the USPS for unknown reasons. It arrived back a bit battered, according to Jo, so she made a new card but salvaged the original polar bears to put on the inside. I used Jo's photo of her Feb card in my March 2nd reveal post but here's a photo of the remake (rec'd March 19th). Thanks so much, Jo - I love it and I'm sorry you had a tangle with the USPS!!

I'm expecting a lovely card from Helen (Helen G Designs) - can't wait til it arrives!! If you want to join in the fun, go here to sign up for the April chain by 4/6 - we enjoy it so much! You only make & send one card and then receive a handmade card.

Thanks for visiting & have a crafty day!!


papierelle said...

Oh wonderful. You have processed the color challenge and sketch and you did it great. Your card is really happy.

Dotty Jo said...

So happy to be your recipient - I love your card and it has pride of place on my desk. Glad card #2 reached you. I just couldn't have re-sent your first card as the corners were all buckled and there was a huge crease across the middle. It made me wonder what condition some of my CCC cards are when they arrive. Hugs, Jo x

Betty said...

lovely card, Linda - and have a Happy Easter!

Cat Craig said...

Lovely spring card and perfect for the colors and sketch.

Rosemary said...

really lovely card, linda!

HilaryJane said...

This is such a lovely cheerful card, it makes me feel warm and spring like even though our weather is nothing like spring at the moment, it is so cold. thanks for that. I had a similar problem with my February card, it arrived back at my house even though it was correctly addressed. Now it is on it's way back across the Atlantic1 xx

Julia Aston said...

What lovely colors sponged behind your pretty flower Linda - and I love the mix of patterns on your papers! xx

Annerieke said...

Such a wonderful card Linda, I love the beautiful flower!
Hugs, Annerieke

Angelnorth said...

Love your blended background for the cheerful flower Linda, this is lovely! Glad you eventually got Jo's card, even if she did have to remake it!

Greta said...

Such pretty colors for your ink blending, Linda!