Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Not Quite Willing to Give up Summer

Hello, Studio Guests!

After the lukewarm summer we experienced in my area, I'm just not willing to accept that colder, rainier days are coming. Today's card is a shout-out to the sun... I think I'll make a stack of these, as they might be welcome once it gets dreary around here.

Disclaimer: Don't get me wrong -- I love fall. In fact, it's one of my favorite things about living here (we got loooooooooong falls and looooooooooong springs here). I just need a coupla more weeks of sun...

With this particular card, I was also entering a challenge for 365 Cards for which we were to create a card with three pieces of patterned paper for the background. I couldn't quite cover the entire card face without letting a little of that vibrant Poppy Parade peek out, so I used my Five Petal Flower punch to give me the "negative" effect. It's a super-quick, easy way to add "punch" to your project and the added bonus is that I have three punched flowers from the Sunny Garden DSP to use in a future project (which is like having six, as the DSP is double-sided, giving me six options!)!!
I used my favorite new photo corner treatment, too, with the Modern Label Punch...
Finally, the flowers that I stamped in Daffodil Delight and Peach Parfait are "stamped off," which means they've been inked, stamped on scratch paper and then stamped on the project. I chose to do this because I wanted a slightly more subtle effect.

Stampin' Up! Supplies:

Stamps: Cottage Garden

Papers: Sunny Garden Designer Series Paper (DSP), Poppy Parade and Whisper White card stocks

Inks: Poppy Parade, Daffodil Delight and Peach Parfait Classics (In Color!)

Accessories: Modern Label, Five Petal Flower and 1/16-Inch punches, white embroidery floss

Hope your week has gotten off to a good start! Thanks for your visit!


jimlynn said...

Great card! And I LOVE that photo corner treatment. So different and pretty.
I'm with you about the sun and summer! I don't think we've seen the sun in about a week now!!! UGH!
Too much rain from the tropical depressions coming out of Mexico I guess. I'm ready to see sunny weather again.

paige said...

This is a beautiful tribute to warmer temps! i love Fall and Spring, but the are our two shortest seasons in MN, winter being the l o n g e s t!

Marilyn said...

Lovely choice of colors. Love the photo corner & twine but the way you make your paper & embellishments work is great.