Friday, June 28, 2024


Have you watched my Learning With Friends Technique videos?  Do you ever wonder what I do with all those "extra" technique sheets that I create?  Too often, I stick them in a box to use later -- but then never do.

If you are a regular follower of my website, you know that this week we are trying something  "new".  I'm calling it hodgepodge week.  So, you are seeing a little of this and a little of that.  One of my thoughts is that maybe I can make use of some of those "leftover" technique sheets.

So, today's card does just that!  It was made with one of the Salted Background sheets we created during last week's Learning with Friends.  

This was my favorite one made with Thick Basic White cardstock and Pretty Peacock, Pumpkin Pie and Daffodil Delight ink.  So, I used it for the background behind my Garden Meadow Arch.  The "salt spots"  show up really well in the Pumpkin Pie area.

The arch, gate, boots, garden tools, flowers and the sentiment are all from the Garden Meadow Bundle.  

The flowers and boots were colored with Stampin' Blends and the garden tools were stamped on Silver Foil and then die cut.  All stamped images have coordinating dies, so that makes quick work of putting this card together.  No fussy cutting required!

I die cut two of the gates and trimmed the opposite sides off of each so that I could have a gate that opened.  Cute, right?

The sentiment was positioned toward the right side of one of the Nested Essentials Dies and then after die cutting the left portion was trimmed to make it better fit the card.

The most difficult part of this card was deciding which section of my completed technique sheet to use for the "arch".  I decided to maximize the amount of blue in the arch, so that left me with a "scrap" strip on the right which was mainly Daffodil Delight and Pumpkin Pie.  I used that strip to add some color to the inside of the card.  I also stamped and colored the basket of flowers for a bit more pizzaz.  

Use this link to download a free Tutorial.

This wraps up another week of blog posts.  I hope you have enjoyed the ideas and have found some inspiration!

I'd love to hear your comments.

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