Wednesday, August 9, 2023

AWOW Blog Hop - Never Ever Grow Up!


I am so excited and honoured to have been invited to join the Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop! Each month a group of talented demonstrators from all over the world create projects based on that month's theme. You will be able to hop around below to see all the wonderful inspiration!

This month, the theme is Never Ever Grow Up! We could interpret this theme in any way that's meaningful to us. I loved this scene from the stamp set, Beside Me. It reminds me of my boys when they were little and how sometimes I'd think, Never Ever Grow Up! My husband, Mike, is an avid fisherman. My boys are grown men now and are not really into it anymore but I do have photos of them fishing with their dad when they were little. Their first catch was so exciting!

You may notice that the stamp I used has a little girl on the left side. Since I don't have any daughters, I just stamped and fussy cut out the dad and son only. It was stamped on Basic White in Memento Tuxedo Black and coloured with Stampin' Blends. The little space in between the dad and son was coloured in with Azure Afternoon Blends and the black marks made with a Black Stampin' Write Marker. You might want to wait until you've done the ocean (see below) so that you can try to copy it in the little space. The card base is Azure Afternoon with a layer of Daffodil Delight on top.

For the background scene, I used a Blending Brush to brush on some Daffodil Delight and Crushed Curry inks, leaving some white in the middle and at the bottom. I used a Post-It Note as a mask to make the horizon line at the bottom, and brushed on some Azure Afternoon and Misty Moonlight inks for the ocean. The lines in the ocean are stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black using a stamp from the Gone Fishing Stamp Set. I removed the Post-It Note and stamped the birds and fishing rods in black. Note that I just inked up two of the rods on the stamp, not the people.

I adhered the scene to a Basic Black mat and then centered it on the card base. I adhered the people and dock using glue on the bottom under the dock and Stampin' Dimensionals under the upper part of the people.

I stamped the sentiment in Versamark on Basic Black and heat embossed with White Stampin' Emboss Powder. I die cut with the label die from Cheerful Daisies, cut off the left side and adhered with Stampin' Dimensionals. I finished the card with 3 Rustic Metallic Adhesive-Backed Dots.

Please enjoy hopping around the world below and you can click on the daisy to go to the next blog post by the very talented Teri West!

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  1. Some fantastic tips here in creating this beautiful card Lori! So lovely having you hopping with us! :)

  2. Welcome Lori. I really like the layer of Daffodil Delight in the background which gives a colour block effect. Great card x

  3. Wonderful card, Lori! Love the fussycutting of the image to make it your own. Such a lovely background, too. So happy to have you hopping Around the World on Wednesday with us! Welcome to the team. x

  4. Hi Lori, welcome aboard!! I just adore your card, those colours are so striking together and create a wonderful sunset beach/water theme.

  5. Hello and welcome Lori! Love your card, beautiful coloring throughout.

  6. They do grow up too fast, don't they? What a great memory you've captured with this perfectly crafted scene. It's gorgeous! Great to have you on the team!

  7. welcome Lori!
    A beautiful card ideal for the father-child relationship. Congratulations on your creation!