I fell in LOVE with this color challenge. Every time I see this combination, it makes me happy...it's both Spring and Summer to me. There is a lot to tell, so here it goes. The gatefold card was cut on my Silhouette Cameo using a free cut file from Monica's Creative Room. This lady is amazing, and all of her cut files are free. All card stock is from Stampin' Up! and I used Pumpkin Pie, Cameo Coral and Melon Mambo. I used Spellbinder's classic circle dies for the closure on the gatefold and the background for the focal piece. The flower punches are from Stampin' Up as well, and there are 2 different punches with 3 different flowers on each one. I punched various flowers and matched them all up with white. I distressed each one, sometimes using the opposite color on the white card stock than what it is matched with. A couple of the flowers on the right were placed to hold the card closed. The bling surrounding the circles was origially a one piece circle, but it was too small to fit around my dies, so I cut it apart and placed it around the edges. It was also clear, and I colored it with R43 Copic marker. Some of the bling in the center of the flowers are goosebumps from Queen & Co. and the others are just crystals, from the same company. I added orange and pink bling in each of the holes along the top of the card (which you can't see because I covered them) that were cut from the design. Since the holes are open in the back, I used my embossing buddy to deactivate the exposed adhesive. The center piece is clear resin that I made using a mold. I colored the various parts with my Copic markers to make them match the card. The resin piece was then put into a silver jewelry tray to give it a frame. I also use these trays to make the resin pieces into necklaces.
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