Happy Memorial Day friends! What a fabulous weekend, the weather was beautiful (a little humid but nice sun and no rain all weekend was great) and we were able to spend time relaxing. After spending a lot of time outside I headed to the studio for some stamping time and I think the summer fun is definately reflected in my card for this weeks Stamping 411 challenge. Once again I decided to highlight one of the great designer series papers that will be retiring at the end of of the month and I stumbled across my package of Cheerful Treat DSP. This is a package exclusive to our hostesses and I'll admit when it first came out last summer I fell instantly in love and used it a lot and then forgot about it and this was the first time using it since then (so sad). I used Concord Crush to mat the paper and Blushing Bride cardstock for the base (both colors are also retiring).
For the greeting piece I stamped the birthday greetings with the Perfectly Penned stamp set in Melon Mambo ink. I also used the flip flop image from the Sunny Fun stamp set (retired) and used Bashful Blue ink and stamped off once before stamping on the paper. I also sponged Blusing Bride ink around both panels. The final touch was to add a bow made of Lucky Limeade ruffled ribbon and added a Concord Crush glimmer brad (retiring) to the center.
This card is so fun and cheery which I love.
Hope you have a great week and happy stamping,