Saturday, June 12, 2021

The sunshine is here

Yes sir, we have sunshine in the midwest and for the twofercardchallenge. The theme is sunshine and here are my two cards. The sun is die cut with a Lil' Inkers die on both cards. I sponged the sky, then sponged through a Simon Says Stamp stencil for the water and added some strokes with a white pen. Then, my most favorite thing - I used the sand embossing powder from Hero Arts that gives a sand texture to the card. The chair is a Gina Marie die cut and an embossed sentiment from Lawn Fawn.

The second card uses a sunshine die that I sponged with mustard seed and cracklin' campfire distress oxides and the sun. Using a very old Stampin' Up stamp I colored the happy face and stamped it, then punched it out and glued to the face of the sun. The sentiment is from the same stamp set. The sunshine does make me smile so that seemed like an easy one layer card for me.













19 comments:

  1. 2 lovely cards Brenda! We have sunshine too - weather has been glorious this week! x

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  2. Two lovely card, Brenda. I've never heard of sand embossing powder, I'll have to check it out. It's been a beautiful sunny day here today, so we headed towards the coast for some sea air. xx

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  3. There's sand embossing powder? Wow, I need to find some of that. Love your sunny beach with the sand, sea and red chair! Your second card with the smiling sun is such fun! Two fabulous sunny cards, my friend!

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  4. Two awesome cards, Brenda!! Beautiful blue water and fab sand embossing on your first card! The second card makes me smile with the happy sunshine!

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  5. Two super cards Brenda, I especially like the beach scene - I think the sun makes everyone smile.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
    x

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  6. Wow, Brenda, super wave and sky blending on your beach scene and you're right, that sand e/p looks prezackly like sand! Love the chair in red! And your happy face sun design definitely brings a smile; the recipient will be grinning from ear-to-ear! Thank you so much for playing in TCC #39! Hugs, Darnell

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  7. Two lovely sunny fun cards Brenda, We are blessed with sunshine here too, but I’ve never heard of sand embossing powder, wow! Xxx

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  8. Cute cards Brenda. The beach scene looks so enticing. I just want to go bury my toes in the sand. The smiley face on the sun is so cheerful.

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  9. Wonderful sunshine cards. We have had a lot of sun too and really hot weather.

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  10. What a fun pair of sunny cards - just what I needed as we've had another 4 day case of the drearies! Love that sunny smile :)

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  11. Love your scene with the sand & boy does the happy sun make me smile! Sending big hugs from Oregon & a pat on the head for Molly!

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  12. I'm so happy to see you in the gallery, Brenda! Your sunshine cards are just perfect for this month's challenge. I just ordered my first Gina Marie die, and judging by that sweet chair, I'm going to be thrilled with my purchase! I love that beachy scene you've created. Reminds me of sitting on the beach in Mexico with my family. Such a nice memory, and you've spurred it! The sand, the water, and the sunshine are just delightful on your card. Love it! And your sweet, smiling sun makes me smile, too! You'll brighten someone's day with this card. Thank you so much for joining us at The Twofer Challenge! Sending hugs. Bev

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  13. your beach scene looks so idyllic, love the deck chair and your waves in the ocean. Your sunshine card is perfect, that would bring a smile to anyone who receives it

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  14. Dear Brenda, your sunny Twofer is so cheerful that I can't stop smiling. The beach scene is just great. Sand embossing powder? I have to have it! Fantastic effect. The second card is perfect CAS. To add smiling face to the sun is fabulous. Thank you for joining us at TCC Sunshine challenge. Hugs, Sonja

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  15. What a peaceful little scan on your first card and love the realistic 'sand' and your second card sure did make me smile Brenda x.

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  16. Two wonderful cards Brenda! LOVE the gorgeous sky and water stenciling ... such gorgeous shades of blue. And your sand embossing is so cool!! I have not heard of that embossing powder but will have to add it to my wish list! :) Your adirondack chair looks like a comfy place to sit and look out at the ocean. Your second card is just plain FUN!! Fabulous soft blue card with the sun and large die-cut sentiment. The shading of the sun and the ombre sentiment are perfect! xx

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  17. Two fabulous cards Brenda, love the scenes you created.
    Pam x

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  18. These are adorable. Enable alert - I need to get sand EP now! 😉 The smiling sun makes me smile. 🤗

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  19. What a wonderful beach scene you created, Brenda ... sunny, warm and deliciously texture-y ... and there's a comfy chair to relax in ... perfect! Love the happy face on the sun on your second card ... the ombré die cut sentiment adds to the sunny-ness ... and that smile sentiment is so fun! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Twofer! Hugs, Anita :)

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