Happy June 1st, everyone! It's been ages since I played along with a Colour Q challenge and I couldn't wait to make a bright and happy card with Colour Que #87 this week:
Isn't that little owl the cutest? I'm pretty sure that I had a sundress or some other summer outfit in these colors when I was a kid and they just make me happy! Summer, of course, means flip-flops so I inked up the Sunny Fun stamp set for the first time to make this card:
Love those flip-flops, don't you?! I started with a Soft Suede card base, rounded one corner and added some Soft Suede spritzing with my Color Spritzer tool to give the illusion of sand. Here's a closer look:
For the main panel, I cut a strip of cardstock in Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry and Melon Mambo and stamped a portion of the flip flops onto each strip in Versamark ink, sprinkled on white stampin' emboss powder and heat set.
Next, I laid all three strips face down and taped them together with sticky strip. One edge was not quite even so the tabletop paper cutter made a nice clean edge over all three panels. Then I added some small basic rhinestones to each of the flowered flip-flops because even your flip-flops have to have bling...at least mine do, lol!
I ran a piece of Whisper White cardstock through the Square Lattice embossing folder and tore the left edge. I wanted this panel to look like a towel laying on the sand and the Square Lattice folder is a great one for adding a fabric-like texture. Tui Nathan had a great banner tag on this card which inspired my sentiment panel--thanks Tui! You really must check out her work--it's amazing! For the sentiment, I ran a piece of Soft Suede through the Big Shot with the Petal Cone die to make the banner tag. Did you notice it's a bit smaller than the die? Using the same technique I introduced on this card, I laid the banner back down in the die and ran it through the Big Shot again to make the banner shorter with a perfect edge. I heat embossed the "Hello" sentiment from Happy Greetings with white stampin' embossing powder, punched a small hole in each end and looped some linen thread through each hole. I secured the thread on the back with a piece of tape--easy!And here is a not-so-great look at the inside. The storm clouds were gathering as I snapped this pic so I didn't have time for a do-over! More Sunny Fun flip-flops along the edge in Crushed Curry, a piece of Pumpkin Pie patterned designer paper and a Melon Mambo sentiment from Happy Greetings finished it off!
Thanks for stopping in today...I would love to know what you think of my sunny flip-flop card! Until next time, have a great day friends!
stamps: sunny fun, happy greetings
paper: soft suede, whisper white, melon mambo, pumpkin pie, crushed curry [retired]; brights pattern dsp stack
ink: versamark, crushed curry [retired], melon mambo
xtras: petal cone die; square lattice embossing folder; linen thread; white stampin' emboss powder;basic rhinestones; color spritzer; soft suede stampin' write marker