Sunday, April 8, 2012

Summer Smooches - Sketch Challenge

Happy Easter!  What a fabulous weekend, we had perfect weather and had a great time as a family.  When I saw this weeks Stamping 411 sketch challenge I knew I wanted to make a card that was as bright and cheery as the weather we've been having and knew that the new Summer Smooches designer series paper would be perfect. This DSP is part of the product suite that we can order this month and I'm absolutely in love with it and so excited that it will also be available in the next catalog (which means lots of time to play for me).  This card is a 5 1/2" square card and starts with a Daffodil Delight cardbase.  The next layer is a piece of DSP and the strip is another pattern from the same paper pack.  Then I punched a piece of Tangerine Tango cardstock with the 2 1/2" circle punch and stamped it with the Dot, Dot, Dot stamp set and Tangerine Tango classic ink.  A 3" circle was cut in Island Indigo with the Circle Cutter and the Glass Matt.   Next I took another piece of designer paper from the same pack and cut out flowers with the Fun Flowers Bigz die and the Big Shot

I took the two smaller flowers and spritzed them with water before crumpling them up and then carefully unfolded them and set them aside to dry so they have lots of texture.  I've been using the Brights buttons lately and have been loving how they add a pop to the center of the flowers.  I used Island Indigo and Luckly Limeade Baker's twine to tie bows in the centers of each of the buttons.  Once the flowers were dry I used glue dots and dimensionals to glue the flowers to the card and the buttons to the flowers.  The greeting is from the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set and was punched out with the Word Window punch and matted with a piece of Old Olive cardstock punched out with the Modern Label Punch

This card is definately bright and and lots of patterns but I love how it turned out and will definately brighten someone's day.

I hope you had a Happy Easter and have a great week!

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  1. It will certainly brighten someone's day! It's so pretty! Love this suite of products!!

  2. Love the mix of colors and papers. Well done!!!

  3. The crumpling of the flowers adds just the perfect texture to this card!!!!

  4. Oh so pretty! I love those dimensional flowers!


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