Sunday, July 8, 2012

Beautiful Sunday!

Finally, Summer has decided to show her face here in the West.  Gorgeous weather: hot and sunny; clear blue skies.  For you folks back east, this may be a touchy subject.  I can see how you have been suffering for weeks now.  I'm hoping you'll get some relief soon, but we were starting to wonder if we should build arks here in the West!!

I wanted to do a quick share of a workshop make-and-take.  I CASE'd this from this lovely card I received in a swap with my sidelines.  Just not quite sure who made the original.  Let me know, team, and I'll post the proper name.  I have seen the cut outs done before and I have been wanting to try a card making use of them.

Card swaps can be a great source of inspiration.  That's why I'm working so hard on some swaps for Convention.  I know I'll get some great ideas with all the cards I get back.

Here's my take on this card:

I used Island Indigo as my card base and some DSP from the International Bazaar series as the next layer.  I embossed the Whisper White piece with the Petals-a-Plenty embossing folder and punched out the flower shape using the Blossom punch.  I stamped two of the images from the Mixed Bunch stamp set, one in Lucky Limeade and one in Island Indigo and punched them out as well with the Blossom punch.  I also punched a third flower layer in Pool Party cardstock and stamped a center in Pool Party ink and punched it out using the 1" Circle punch.  I layed all the flowers, after curling the petals a bit, with a brad and used a glue dot to attach the Brights Designer Series Button.  I used glue dots as well to attach a snippet of Lucky Limeade Ruffled ribbon to the back and then to attach all to the card.  A button is also used for the center of the cut away flower and a Pearl Basic Jewel was added to each button.  The sentiment is from a set called Loving Thoughts and some Pool Party Baker's twine is threaded through the little button and tied in a small bow.


And there you have it!  Fairly quick and easy and effective!

Enjoy your Sunday in the sun!

Stamps:  Mixed Bunch (c 125537; set of 6; $26.95); Loving Thoughts (c 125845; set of 11; $28.95)
Paper: Island Indigo, Pool Party and Whisper White card stock; International Bazaar DSP (126920; 12 double sided sheets of 12 x 12; $13.50)
Ink: Classic Stampin' Pads in Island Indigo (126986) and Pool Party (126982), both $7.25
Accessories: Lucky Limeade Ruffled ribbon (122977; 10 yds., $13.50); Pool Party Baker's Twine (125574; 25 yds.; $3.95), Brights Designer Buttons (119747; 72 buttons; $10.95) 
Tools: Blossom punch (125603; $22.95); 1" Circle punch (119868; $15.95); Petals-a-Plenty Embossing Folder (116824; $9.95)

Mixed Bunch
International Bazaar
Lucky Limeade Ruffled Ribbon

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