I haven’t felt really great lately. Not sure if it is the hot weather or I am just under the weather. I did have a really fun weekend. My friend, Cheryl, was passing through and stopped overnight. We ate, we played, and we shopped. We always have so much fun when we get together. This weekend a group of us are going to her house on Friday, then on the Winston Salem, NC for a stamp convention. More fun!! Hope I feel better by then.
I did spend some time stamping yesterday and today. Today’s card is based off of a lot challenge themes. I have meant to make a card with a summer look since there have been a lot of challenges asking for this. I thought about what summer was all about to my family. Right now it is very hot so I thought about the color red. It is a time to go to the beach or pool so I used a designer paper with wavy stripes. This could also represent the hot winds. When we are hot we like something cold, like ice cream. There were several food related challenges, so this fit in well. It wouldn’t be summer without flowers and butterflies so I had to add these.
This card is a combination of reds, pinks, and neutrals (especially white and brown). I used a white card base and added a layer of dark red. Then I added a deep pink layer that I embossed with an embossing folder with butterflies and swirls. The swirls have a stitched look to them. I sponged the edge of this layer with red ink and sponged white ink over the embossing. Then I added three background mats cut out with dies.
I had this beautiful designer paper with flowers and sparkly polka dot leaves and strawberries. I cut this with a Spellbinder scalloped circle, layered it on a slightly larger dark red scalloped circle, and put it on the right side of the card. On the left I added a tag I cut out from the wavy striped paper using a Sizzix die. I used an embossing folder to add the words “Just as sweet as can be!” and sponged the edges and embossing with red ink. I added some of my dyed seam binding to the top of the tag. For the image I used a Magnolia stamp of adorable Tilda eating ice cream, colored her with markers, and cut her out with a Spellbinder scalloped circle die. I layered this on a scalloped square of dark red, also cut out with a Spellbinder die.
I used a glitter pen to color the image's wings and add hi-lites to the card, including the embossed wording and butterflies. I also used it to add stitching around the tag, scalloped square, and outer edges of the card. For embellishments I add three light pink, felt flowers with buttons for the centers. I used some fiber to add little bows to Tilda’s braids and added a sparkly butterfly, cut out with a new die from designer cardstock.
This card is entered in the following challenges:
Bunny Zoe’s Crafts Challenge #14 – Fun In The Sun!
Magnolia Down Under Challenge #104 – In the Kitchen (Food Related Image)
Mangolia Stamp Lovers Challenge – Summer Flowers
Speedy the Cat’s Friends Challenge Week 63 – Die Cut as a Background Mat
Paper Play Challenge Week 27 – Fruity (Strawberries in designer paper)
Stampin For The Weekend Challenge #12 – Wings and Things
Totally Gorjuss Challenge #88 – Summertime
All Sorts Challenge Week 110 – Free and Easy
Art Impressions Stamps Challenge #23 – Using Something from Your Stash! (Felt Flowers, Buttons, All Papers and Cardstock)
A Spoon Full of Sugar Challenge #160 – Color Challenge/Pink and Brown
Bling It On Challenge #5 – Anything Goes
CES Challenge #44 – Recipe: 1 image; 2 ribbons, lace or twine; 3 dp’s
Charisma Cardz Challenge #27 – All About Flowers
The Crafty Pad Challenge #129 – Lots of Texture
Craft Your Passion Challenge #66 – Just For You/General Card for Anyone
Crazy 4 Challenges C4C95 – Summer
Dutch Dare Card Challenge DDCC #120 – Summer Fun
Flourishes Timeless Tuesday (FTTC126) – Embossing
One Stop Craft Challenge #139 – Summer Time
Ooh La La Challenges #84 – Tag It
Paper Cutz Challenge #99 - Make a card with an Ice Cream Cone
Phindy’s Place Challenge #63 – Buttons
Stamp and Create July Challenge – Ribbons and Bows
Stamp Something Challenge – Bugs or Butterflies
Whoopsie Daisy Challenge – Pink
Just Magnolia Challenge Week #114 – Sketch
The Shabby Tea Room Challenge Week #70 – Flower Power/Color Inspiration from Photo (Reds, Pinks, Neutrals) and Flowers