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Friday, July 12, 2013

Sweet Summertime Cards

Hello! Just thought I'd post a couple of cards I've been working on! Katie told me about the challenge sites that Simon Says Stamp has and I just HAD to play along with their two current challenges. I haven't made many cards in the past few months, so I thought this would be a good way to get myself back in the groove of creating cards.

This first card I made for the Pin It! Challenge. The challenge was to use paper clips, clothes pins, anything to "pin it up." I looked and looked through my stash and didn't find ANY fun paper clips or anything useful for "pinning" so I ended up getting a plain metal paper clip and using it. I actually like the look! :) I used The Pier collection from Crate Paper for this card. I think it's my current favorite line to work with. As Laura says, "It's so vintagey!" 

Ok. Next card. This one was made for the Stamping Challenge over at the other Simon Says Stamp challenge blog. I don't really stamp that much, but when I do, I LOVE using Lawn Fawn stamps. So, immediately when I looked through my stamp stash, I got out the ice cream Lawn Fawn stamps. Of course. I stamped the background, then discovered it was a little too bold. So, to solve that, I took out my sponge daubers and spread white Mister Huey all over the card. And it toned it down quite a bit and gave the card the lighter feel I wanted it to have. Problem solved! Sponge daubers to the rescue again! :)

Thanks for bearing with me through this post. I hope you have a fabulous weekend! 


katiebug92 said...

These are both so adorable!! I love the stamping on the second one. I hardly ever used my stamps, but recently I decided that I needed to get some use out of them so I've been using them on almost all my cards! :)

That collection by Crate Paper is cute. definitely vintage-y. I like the colors.

May said...

They are soooo cute!! I'm so glad you found us and joined in the fun because I'm loving your blog and these projects. Thank you so much for sharing, and for joining us this week at Simon Says Stamp & Show!


Dawny P said...

Nice work - it's fabulous :) Thank you for joining us for our Pin It theme over at the Simon Says Stamp challenge. Hugs, Dawny x

Mary Elizabeth said...

Adorable cards heather. Your sundae card is brilliant. Love the idea for toning down the background. It really provided the perfect backdrop to make the sundae "embellishment" pop! How fun!! Congrats on the spotlight at Simon Says Stamp & Show -- Mary Elizabeth