Monday, April 23, 2012

big and bright

Even though it doesn't feel like summer outside (not even close!), it sure does in my stamp room  :}  I am having the best time playing with my Summer Smooches goodies!!
Today's project uses a super fun card sketch from Connie & Mary:
It's a great sketch, so I had a ton of ideas. As I was clearing a spot to create my masterpiece (I am such a messy stamper), I came upon an envelope left over from a My Digital Studio 5x7 card project that I had printed from the SU print service. I would never waste a perfectly good envelope, so I decided to create a 5x7 card. I LOVE how it turned out!
To the Daffodil Delight card base, I added two patterns from the Summer Smooches DSP. To hide the seam, I added a strip of Island Indigo Ruffled Ribbon.
After die cutting an oval with my Big Shot, I used the Bright Blossoms stamp set to stamp my focal point. I wanted a very simple "mat" around the oval, so I adhered more Island Indigo Ruffled Ribbon to the back of the oval.
**Technique Tip** I find it a little tricky to use a marker to color tiny little leaves and stems, so I inked the whole image using a Lucky Limeade stamp pad. Then I used a Blender Pen like an "eraser" to remove the ink from the flower-dots. It's much easier to use the markers on just the dots  :}
I used Circle punches to create the flowers and leaves. Then I added Basic Rhinestones (one of each size) to my flowers for a fun little touch.
**Bonus Technique Tip** Here's a short video to show you how I rounded the corners on the bottom layer of DSP-
video

Thanks so much for dropping by today... I think I'll go clean up from this project and start another one  :}

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14 comments:

  1. Circles, circles everywhere...and so cute, too! Great card! Fun and bright! Thanks for playing the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge this week!

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  2. What a FUN card!! I love the large blooms made with the circle punches! Thanks for showing how you made your larger rounded corners, too! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

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    1. Thanks, Deb - glad you liked the video :)

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  3. Oh my...I absolutely ADORE your fun circle flowers...they are just TOOOO CUTE! Thanks for playing along this week in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

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  4. These circles are just everywhere right now! I LOVE them and your card is so adorable with them. What a cute card! Thanks for joining us this week over at Create with Connie and Mary.

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  5. What a FUN card...love the circle flowers to go with Bright Blossoms! Thanks for playing along with the sketch challenge this week on Create with Connie and Mary!

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    1. Thanks Connie - it was fun to create :}

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  6. Fabulous Jennifer! Love your lollipop flowers and how you've coordinated them with the Blossom stamp...so bright and cheerful! So glad you joined us at CCMC!

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  7. This is beautiful! Love the colors, the circles, the modern effects of this card.

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