Sending Sunshine & Joy

I have to admit I wasn’t sure how I was going to do this week’s Impression Obsession challenge for shades of green. For one thing, I have only a handful of IO stamps and a number of them are clearly Valentine’s or Christmas or New Year’s. When I looked at my collection of stamps, process of elimination gave me the cute Gumball Machine stamp. I’m sure many of us are dreaming of beaches & summer now!

I wanted this to be a bright and cheery card, so I picked Green Galore and Gable Green. I stamped the image in Memento Tuxedo Black and colored it with Copics. The sand is Martha Stewart Florentine Gold glitter. Each beach ball has a little touch of Emerald Green Liquid Pearls on the tops, as well as the top of the gumball machine and handle. While the Liquid Pearls dried, I embossed the Gable Green with the Spots & Dots folder and added three rows of satin-edged organdy ribbon. I popped up the gumball machine panel on dimensionals and added the sentiment. As a last touch, I covered the globe of the machine with Diamond Glaze and left it to dry over night.

I love how this turned out. It makes me smile, which is exactly what I had hoped for.

Sending Sunshine & Joy
Stamps: Impression Obsession Gumball Machine, Sunshine & Joy
Paper: Green Galore, Gable Green, Select White (PTI)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Copics: C3, C9, E11, E41, G00, G05, Y11, YG03, YG06, YG11
Other Stuff: Cuttlebug Spots & Dots embossing folder, satin-edge organdy ribbon, Diamond Glaze, Liquid Pearls Emerald Green, Martha Stewart Florentine Gold glitter

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

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4 thoughts on “Sending Sunshine & Joy

  1. Wow, Cammy, I had to stop and tell you how much I love this machine. I think that sand is wonderful! and I love the BG too. Thanks for playing again and hope to see you soon.

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