Thursday, June 21, 2012

Enjoying the Challenges...Summer is Here!

My first official summer 2012 card is done:

I decided to "surf" the net (since it's summer), and found a few challenges to enter with this card:

Clear It Out Challenge - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Ribbon, Gems, Punches
Cute Card Thursday - Summer Theme
Corrosive Challenge Blog - 2 or more punches or die cuts
Great Impressions - Dies and/or Punches
4Crafty Chicks - By the Sea

 I decided to use my newest stamp set, Seaside, by Crafty Secrets. I hand wrote on the "photo" as if I were making a scrapbook. I used a Martha Stewart punch on the left side of the card, punching vintage look paper. I also used a slit punch from SU! to run the gold ribbon through.

 The eyelets are from SU!. I distressed all the edges and gold embossed the edges of the image and the torn script paper. A gem is used in the center of the starfish, which I masked to stamp the sand dollar behind it.

The background paper is by Melissa Frances. It looks like vintage notebook paper. I stamped little flip flops on it. Then I stamped the sentiment in the bottom right corner.
Here you can see the ribbon which I heated to make it curl and melted some holes in it to age it. You can also see the layers which I distressed with my scissors along the edges, and inked with walnut ink distress ink by Ranger.
My adorable image is colored with Prismacolor markers and pencils, plus chalks. I also used a Gelly Roll Pen to highlight the edges of almost everything!

Thanks for looking, and Happy Summer!



  1. Oh my goodness...great presentation of your card - and image and vintage feel! So glad you joined us at Great Impressions Stamps Beverly!

  2. Beautiful card and I love the sentiment. Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's.
    Jen x

  3. Lovely card :) Thanks for playing along with the eyelet challenge at Cupcake Crafts - Jane x

  4. Gorgeous! It's so beautiful & just a perfect piece of art to have in your beachy chic home :)

    I'd be oh, so happy if you joined us at Tuesday Alchemy - You are a creative soul & we love that!


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  5. Fab card thanks for joining us at Papertake weekly.
    Angie x

  6. Thanks for playing our By the Sea challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks, great job!

    Leanne DT 4CC!

  7. Fabulous card! Thanks for joining our "By The Sea" challenge this week at 4 Crafty Chicks :)

  8. Awe this is just too cute! I love the colors you used and the image too. The layout rocks! Thank you so much for sharing it with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.

  9. Oh my gosh girl ... you have certainly NOT lost your touch! This is FABULOUS!!! Love your coloring and composition! WOW! I am so inspired by your work ... truly!!
    Love & Hugs (a jealousy, lol)

  10. This is absolutely stunning! Love it!


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