The card I have to share today is a mixture of Country and Chic.  It is a peek through type card which is a bit different for me.


Stampin' Up!, Season of Chic, Chic Dies, Countryside Corners Dies, Crumb Cake, Blending Brushes, Jackie Beers

This card was made for the Make My Monday Challenge.  As a Design Team member, we have the theme ahead of time.  This one really through me.  It is titled an Aperture Card.  I had nothing at first.  However now you will have several ideas if you would like to play along.  Simply click on the icon below and you will go to the Challenge Blog.  There you can see other versions of this challenge and play along yourself.


As I said above, I had no idea where to start on this theme.  But having seen several layered cards using the Countryside Corners Dies I had a thought.  I used the dies to make an opening that you could see inside the card.  Thank you Stampin’ Up! for these fun dies!!!  Here is a view of the inside.




The idea for the inside came from a friend’s post on Facebook.  She is a talented artist in many different medias.  Her last post was some resin with sea shells.  As soon as I saw her post I knew what could go inside my opening.  The Season of Chic is a set, with Dies, that I love but rarely use!  I think we all have those.

I stamped multiples of the sea shell using Petal Pink as the base, both stamped fully and stamped off, and Crumb Cake as the outline.  The small swirl shell on the front was where I had tested some of the splatter in different strengths and used that scrap to die cut it.  After stamping the splatter, or in my case it is sand, I decided it needed color.  Using the Pool Party that matches the card stock, I used a blender brush to brush that area.  Then created a fun layer for the bottom front with what looks like bird prints in the sand.


The card took several different turns in the process of being made.  The bottom Pool Party piece was added after I decided that after adding the “water” on the inside there needed to be room to write a note.  I do think it helps to highlight my unusual spot for the front sentiment though.  And to finish I added several of the Flat Adhesive Pearls to the various shells.

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