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Saturday, July 2, 2022

June 2022 Card Chain Reveal

Hey crafty friends - I hope you're enjoying whatever season you're in. It's summer here in Minnesota & it doesn't last long - LOL!! Today we're revealing cards sent for the June Card Chain Challenge. Twenty-eight people participated and you can see the full chain HERE. I sent my card to sweet Imke (My Crafty Place) in Germany:

Supplies: Paper - Park Lane A2 card; Neenah white;
various patterns by unk
Dies - Altenew Mix and Match Frames
My Favorite Things Flutter of Butterflies (retired)
Stamps - Hero Arts Color Layering Water Lilies (retired)
Other - Kat Scrappiness enamel dot

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

The deckle die I used for the teal rectangle was too large for my concept. I just used the die a second time to trim off one side and the bottom to make it smaller. Layered it onto a white stitched rectangle and added it to an A2 card arrayed with different patterned strips from my scrap box. I cut a butterfly from one of the papers I used for some strips and added an enamel dot. Stacked several hellos for dimension and added the outline, plus a stamped friend. I found this sketch a perfect way to use my extra paper bits! 

I received this beauty & some crafty bits from dear Hilary (Fiddling About) in the UK. Just love her take on the sketch with the more organized strips! The coppery paper looks amazing too & she always has a gorgeous stamped envelope - thanks, Hilary!!

If you'd like to play along in July, you have until July 6th to sign up HERE. You just need to be willing to make and send one card to the person above you in the sign-up link. It's loads of fun and I've met so many lovely card makers through this challenge!

In fact, I've become friends with Gundi (Papierelle) in Germany who sent me this gorgeous card and bookmark just for fun - thanks a bunch, Gundi!! Such pretty poppies atop the inked panel & don't you just love all the stitching on that bookmark? I do!!

Thanks for stopping!!


Dotty Jo said...

Love your card - so beautiful! CCC is all about friendship, isn't it. Thanks for being a link in our chain, Linda, Jo x

Angelnorth said...

Fun use of the colours Linda, great card. How lovely to get two cards this month as well, and a bookmark too! Both Hilary’s and Gundi’s cards are beautiful.

Julia Aston said...

Your lovely card has an Aztec feel with the orange and teal Linda. Pretty patterns on your strips and lovely dimension added with your pretty butterfly! xx

HilaryJane said...

Wonderful card Linda. I love how you managed to do the strips, I tried but somehow they just didn’t look right. Thanks for your lovely comments and what a beauty you got from Gundi. She is very good at surprises xx

Imke said...

... and i got this lovely card, Linda. I fell in love with the colors and your take with the Sketch.

Happy to joining this fun Challenge.

Hugs, Imke


Jean said...

What a fun use of the patterned paper! Great summer card.

Rosemary said...

You always do such a fabulous job with the colors and sketch for the CCC, Linda. This card is no exception.

Arlene said...

I love that teal in your CCC card. What a beauty. And thanks for sharing those wonderful cards too.