SugarPea Designs - Sweet 2 Repeat Blog Hop


It's the month after the latest SugarPea Designs release, which means that it is time for our Sweet 2 Repeat Blog Hop! You will surely be inspired to use your newest SPD products after hopping along!

All of the blog hop information will be at the bottom of the post, but how about we get to my card first? Today I used the dies that I didn't get a chance to during the release week, and created a welcome to the neighborhood card! Who wouldn't love to get a rainbow colored card like this along with some cookies or a little housewarming gift?

My card is relatively simple, but still has some fun techniques included in it! The very first step that I did was paint some watercolor gradients on white cardstock strips using my Pinkfresh Studio liquid watercolors in the following colors: candy apple, clementine, sunshine, key lime, aquamarine & lavender. After letting them dry, I diecut the house & building shapes from them.

Next I diecut the word "welcome" two times; once from aqua glittered paper, and once from white fun foam. {I used fun foam because while scripted, the word wasn't too thin. If it had been any thinner, I would have just cut it multiple times from white cardstock.} Then I adhered them together with mixed media adhesive and set it aside to let the adhesive set. I like to use a liquid adhesive like this, because it gives me time to line up all the intricate parts of the layers.

Then I mounted a block of white cardstock to an A2 black cardbase using foam adhesive. Then I adhered the watercolor houses & buildings to the front in a rainbow gradient, popping a few of them up with foam dots.

Next I put the entire cardbase into my MISTI tool (you will need to remove the black foam from it), and lined up the second part of the sentiment to the card front. I stamped it directly to the card front in onyx black Versafine ink.

Lastly, I adhered the diecut word above the stamped part of the sentiment with mixed media adhesive. Then I finished by accenting with my signature jewels here & there.


That is my card for today! We are still the new kids on the block in our neighborhood, but maybe we will get a new neighbor in the future who I can gift this card to.

As I mentioned above, this is a blog hop…and also a chance to win a $20 gift card to SugarPea Designs! All you have to do is hop along & leave comments at each stop. One lucky winner will be chosen from all of the comments!

Before you head on to your next stop, I wanted to invite you to follow me on social media. I hang out on Instagram a lot, and share my work in progress in my stories...along with REALLY cute photos of my dogs! :) Plus, I just started a YouTube channel, and while there are only a few videos right now...I will be adding new content consistently!

 
Have a wonderful rest of your day, and happy hopping!

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Comments

  1. I absolutely love this Around Town set. I'll have some oatmeal raisin cookies with my card, please. [Bunny]

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  2. I love your card! Those sweet little pastel houses are darling!

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  3. Lea - I just added a section to my Pinterest Papercrafts Board - it is called Lea Lawson. I love your style, and especially loved this card. I think I will need to get those watercolors, and especially that Around Town die. Thank you!

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  4. Your card is gorgeous! I love the rainbow colored houses and sparkly sentiment :) The way you added dimension is really fun, too!

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  5. How cute! Love the
    little houses and all
    the colors.
    Carla from Utah

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  6. This is such a cute card, I will be making this type of card for my brother in law who just bought a new home. Great inspiration.

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  7. Fabulous welcome card! I love the colour of the houses!

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  8. So pretty with the colorful buildings, sparkly sentiment and the gems.

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  9. Such a cute card! I love the Around Town die!

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  10. awesome card - thanks for the ideas :)

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  11. I love the rainbow colors and the glitter welcome! So beautiful!

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  12. These cute little houses are just adorable..love it!

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  13. So SO in love with this card! I saw it earlier on IG and now to see it again - SWOON! Simply sensational!

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  14. Love those pretty pastel houses! Awesome set of dies for your card!

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  15. I would never have thought to use pastels with these little house dies but it's just beautiful, wow!

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  16. These cute little pastel houses are simply irresistible !!
    [margessw(at)icloud(dot)com]

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  17. Love the pastel colors you used. Lovely card!

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  18. What a fantastic card to welcome a new neighbor! So sweet and wonderfully clean design.

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  19. What a lovely card! Simple design yet super beautiful! :)

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  20. Love the different colors of the buildings. I like how it’s pastel colors.

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  21. So pretty! Love the gorgeous images & the ombre effect is the perfect touch!

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  22. Love it, the use of rainbow colours is very often my go-to idea also!

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  23. Your card is so cute!! I love the colors of the houses. Adorable.

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  24. Gorgeous look with the brightness on the houses, a really pretty card to send as a welcome x

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  25. Love your rainbow city! Cute set!

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  26. Lea this card is stunning! I especially love the whimsical dimension you got with that aqua word die cut... it is SO beautiful!

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  27. Sweet rainbow houses...love this cute card.

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  28. Love the little scene. Using different colors
    for each house and popping them off the
    background was a wonderful idea.
    thanks for sharing.
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  29. Lovely card! I love how you watercolored your paper and then die cut the houses.

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