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


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

  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.

  3. very pretty! Thanks for linking my card!

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

  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!

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

  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!

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