Saturday, May 19, 2018

Water You Up To

In the midst of my youngest girlie's prom prepping...

I had a chance to run into a Michaels.

 She was getting her hair done at a friend's house, and they have a cat.

My allergies are through the roof (normally cats do me in), so I had a good excuse to kill time at a craft store. :)

That's my story friends...and I'm sticking to it.

 My usual go-to excuse is to use Michaels', Joann's..any craft store's bathroom. :)

I mean, I just need to meander through a craft store now and again, you know (and practically, take a potty break).

 Anyhoo...this Pool-Riffic set.

 So fun.

  ( needed several inkings but my Misti does the trick).
 I matched it with an Aloha die from Avery Elle.

 stamps: Recollections Pool-Riffic  dies: Recollections Pool-Riffic, Avery Elle Stay Fresh "aloha"

This not so simple CAS card was inspired by these colors:

and arranged with this special technique:

If you don't know what it is (I had to google it myself)'s like a camouflaged/pop-up sentiment.

I stacked a couple of navy aloha cuts under the main layer...including the tiny excess pieces.

It's a complicated CAS, but I like the effect.

Thanks for stopping by friends~


Ina G said...

Wow! What a fantabulous not quite CAS card here Marlena. Simply sensationally done in our colours at JUGS this week. You sure rocked those colours with your 'cool' card. You have done an amazing job layering the sentiments. They can be so tricky. Thanks for joining us at Just Us Girls.

Jan said...

Such a fun card Marlena! Your bikini is such an icon of Summer and I love your cute sentiment to go with your popped up aloha. A great Ecipse! Thanks for sharing with us at Just Add Ink this week.

Anonymous said...

Summery, Fun and cheeky...thank you for sharing. "Aloha" is perfect for your summery card. Chantell Just Add Ink

Lisa Kind said...

Love this especially since I'll be vacationing in Hawaii in September. Except I won't have that bikini in my suitcase! :-( But I love your card! Thanks for playing with Just Us Girls!

KimB said...

What a fun sentiments to mix with your bikini Marlena. I just love how you cut the aloha's at an angle! Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week.

Narelle Farrugia said...

Ha! I totally love this card and the beachy theme to it! It really screams fun and sun! Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week!