Today has been a wonderful day. I actually woke up early (very unusual for me); packed up all my play things; picked up my friend, April; and head up to the mountains to visit our friend, Bonnie. She has a wonderful studio where we can spread out and have fun. We had all recently ordered some of the so very popular seam binding. We only bought white but used reinkers to color it. We had so much fun and could hardly stop. It came out so beautiful and I can’t wait to use it. Needless to say, we need to order more. I will post pictures soon.
While we were there, I did take some time to finish this card. I do not have a lot of paper from Basic Grey, though I love them. I have had this one pack, that I really love, for a long time and decided to use some of the cardstock for this card. Their theme for this week is a color theme – hot pink, lime green, and brown/craft. I started with a craft card base and added a layer of the pink cardstock with the edges rubbed with dark brown ink. On top of this is a brown layer and then the brown, pink, and green polka dot cardstock. I sponged the edges with lime green to bring it out a bit more.
For the image I used E2306 Sweet Lemonade from Impression Obsession. I stamped and embossed it in dark brown and colored it with my Tombow markers. Then I cut it out with a Spellbinder label die and sponged the edges with lime green ink. This is popped up with foam tape onto a dark brown Spellbinder label. I added two pink rectangles (sorry they kind of look red), layered on dark brown, to the top left and bottom right corners. Before adding them I ran them through an embossing folder and sanded the embossed image to create the lemon slice borders. I also used a Martha Stewart border punch that I just bought, to create the strip of butterflies. I sponged the edges with lime ink and placed it diagonally through the center of the card. I layered the image in the center, on top of all of this.
I added the sentiment, which was embossed in brown and cut out with a die, then sponged with lime green ink and a little dark brown ink. I added some sparkle glitter to the image and the butterflies. For some reason the picture makes it look very white, almost like sugar, but it really doesn’t look that way – it really just sparkles. Then I added three dark pink buttons on the top left side.
This card is entered in the following challenges:
Basic Grey Challenge #46 – Hot Pink, Lime Green, and Brown/Kraft
Delightful Challenges – Anything Goes
Impression Obsession Challenge – “Hot Fun in The Summer”
The Shabby Tea Room Challenge Week #67 – Classic Patterns (Using Colors from Inspirational Photo and Polka Dots and/or Gingham)
The Stamp Challenges – Something with Pretty Papers
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge #116 – Fun In The Sun!
Aifactory Challenge #085 – Summer Fun
Charisma Cardz Challenge #24 – Pink and Green
Crafts and Me Challenge #39 – Bling It On!
Kaboodle Doodles Challenge #72 – Food and/or Drink
The Pixie Cottage Challenge #74 – Sketch and/or Grab a Glass of Lemonade
Sentimental Sundays Challenge #59 - “Summery or Sparkly” (plus a sentiment)
Stamp and Create June Challenge – Summer
Totally Papercrafts Challenge #71 – Die Cuts and Punches
Totally Stampalicious Challenge - Use Something Old, Something New! (Old – Papers/New – Punch)
Art Impressions Stamps Challenge #20 – Buttons and/or Bows
Sew Many Challenge #57 – Punch It