Monday, July 21, 2008

Summer Joy


Two cards in one day! Whoa! I'm doing a little stamping therapy as I've got some heavy issues on my mind.

This card is for a challenge on SCS that involves picking ribbon first and then picking all the other elements for the card afterwards. I'll admit that I don't usually operate this way, but I'm glad for the challenge. It helped me use ribbon I might not have picked had I done it my usual way.

This one is a fairly simple card with no sponging at all! lol Nope, went much cleaner this time. I needed a cheerful, upbeat card and this one fit the bill. Who can't be cheered up by orange and lime green?

I chose 5 ribbons that were coordinating colors and decided to let this card inspire me. I liked the way she used her ribbons.

I used my new Nesties circles which I just love. I thought this image from SU Summer By the Sea was a perfect choice for a circle. I stamped it in Basic Black and colored all but the grass with markers. For the grass I used Gable Green ink and a water brush so it would look soft. After coloring all the flowers with Summer Sun I glittered them. Just a little something to oomph it up a bit. I also oomphed the ribbons up by cutting the ends in a forked pattern.

As you can see, I used the "Swiss Dots" embossing folder on the Only Orange cs. It worked out well because I could repeat the pattern since the folder was narrower than the card (5" x 5") and I needed something that would line up.

The circle is popped up with Dimensionals to raise it off the ribbons. Oh, and I used the Stamp-a-ma-jig to put the sentiment in place.

That's about it. A fun and cheerful card. Thanks for looking!

Stamps: SU Summer By the Sea

CS: Green Galore, Only Orange, Summer Sun, White

Inks: Basic Black, Gable Green

Markers: Only Orange, Summer Sun, Gable Green, Blush Blossom
Other: Cuttlebug "Swiss Dots" embossing folder, Nestabilities regular and scalloped circles, Various ribbons, Iridescent glitter, 2-way glue, Dimensionals, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Water brush

9 comments:

  1. Very nice card, all of the ribbons are a wonderful touch :)

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  2. Your card is a cheerful shot in the arm! I absolutely love it. I like the way you arranged the bows, the ribbons you chose, every thing. Great job.

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  3. very pretty! Thanks for linking my card!

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  4. Thank you everyone! And thank you, Diane, for launching my creativity!

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  5. No black? Are you sure you're feeling ok? You took up the ribbon challenge with style!
    BTW, I enjoy your work so much, I went all the way back to your very first entry. Your cards are FABulous!

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  6. Thank you, Doris! lol Yes, I'm feeling fine. I'm sure I'll be pulling out the black cs in no time!

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  7. What a friendly and happy card. Kinda makes ya wanna do that morning happy dance. Love the colors. Love the ribbon. Love the Summer by the Sea stamp. This is classic, Kim!

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  8. Thanks Teresa! It certainly cheered me up making it. :)

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