Hello, and welcome to an exciting day! Today, I participated in my very first Instagram hop! I feel honored and privileged to be part of the Sharing Summer Cardmaking Challenge hosted by @thatcraftygolden.
The week 1 theme, Shell-abrate Summer, posed a bit of a challenge for me because, in all my crafty stash, I have nothing that screams, or even whispers, beaches, shells, water, or tropical vibes. Nothing.
Lucky for me, what I lack in stamps and dies, I make up for in DMC floss. To pull off the theme, I turned to the Spellbinders Stitched Fanfare die and semi-patriotic, but definitely tropical, colors.
Fanfare (noun): ballyhoo, hullabaloo, panoply, and obviously, shell-abration. Yep. All synonyms. Dilemma solved. I dived right in.
I cut each diecut panel into two usable pieces, which left a sacrificial tiny strip in the middle of each. Notice that the "fans" on the two panels are fanning in opposite directions.
- DMC 352 - Light Coral
- DMC 351 - Coral
- DMC 350 - Medium Coral
- DMC 349 - Dark Coral
- DMC 817 - Very Dark Coral Red
- DMC 3766 - Light Peacock Blue
- DMC 807 - Peacock Blue
- DMC 3765 - Very Dark Peacock Blue
The Key to Assembly: The Sentiment