{Design It Monday} ~ Life is a beautiful ride!

Hello crafty friends, it’s time for another Design It Monday! I’ve paired stamps from our latest release, {New Day}, with some sweet October Afternoon paper. I love the colors in this paper!

Isn’t this a great sentiment? So many possibilities for this one. I’ve stamped it onto a die cut using pure poppy ink arching it on the acrylic block. Next I stamped the paint swipe over it with aqua mist ink, stamping off once first to give it a very subtle effect. Look closely at the centers of the large flowers. I stamped the small dotted circle from the set then punched it out with a hole punch. Don’t they look cute!

The largest dotted circle was stamped three times. Once each in pure poppy, aqua mist and harvest gold. The golden one was punched into butterflies with a Martha Stewart punch and the other two with a circle punch.

The cute coordinating die cut reminds me of myself when I was a little girl…a loooong time ago!! I had a pony tail (sometimes two!) with bangs and oh how I loved to be on a swing. So much in fact, that I’ve asked my husband to put up a porch swing on our back patio! Yes friends, life IS a BEAUTIFUL ride at any age.


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  1. Lisa! What a beautiful card! I agree, the colors in that OA paper are fabulous…and the sentiment, dots and butterflies accent it perfectly! Such a lovely card!

  2. I’ve always wanted a porch swing–reminds me of visiting my grandma in Indy. Love your sentiment treatment & everything else about this darling card, Lisa!

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