Hello Stamping Friends! Time for a new challenge over at Festive Friday! Starting today through June 24th, you can hop over to the challenge blog and link up a project celebrating either the 4th of July, the Summer Season…or a combination of BOTH! We would love to see what you create!For my card, I decided to use the Summer Theme with a Red, White and Blue color combination to lean a little bit toward the 4th of July holiday. I really thought I had a stamp set with a sentiment for July 4th…I probably do. Somewhere in this mess of a stamp studio. I really need to spend some time cleaning it up this weekend.
So, this was my take on the challenge. What do you think?
Once I decided on the colors, I thought it would be fun to create a little beach scene using the Colorful Seasons stamp set and coordinating Seasonal Layers Dies. I just love those little chairs!
Because the sentiment and the chairs were really the focal points of the card, I decided on a simple beach background using cardstock and embossing folders for texture. I used the new High Seas 3D Embossing Folder on the Balmy Blue cardstock which added some subtle waves. Then I took two pieces of Club Cake Cardstock (measurements below) and embossed them with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder. I tore the tops of the cardstock pieces, then sponged the edges with Crumb Cake ink for a “sandy” look. I also spritzed a little crumb cake ink on the cardstock using an Aqua Painter, although in retrospect, I wish I added a wee bit more.
The sentiment is heat embossed using the new Shimmer White Embossing Powder from Stampin’ Up!® The pop of sparkle in the embossing really adds so much detail to the big, bold sentiment. I added a little strip of Blueberry Bushel Foil Paper under the sentiment banner for some added shine, as well. Then, I popped on a little silver button (retired) with some frayed Linen Trim detail. I wasn’t sure if I liked it at first but it grew on me, so I left it. Haha!
- Blueberry Bushel Cardstock - 4-1/4” x 11” , scored at 5-1/2”
- Whisper White Cardstock - 4” x 5-1/4”
- Balmy Blue Cardstock (embossed with High Seas Embossing Folder) -3-7/8” x 5-1/8”
- Crumb Cake Cardstock (embossed with Subtle Embossing Folder) - 2-1/4” x 3-7/8” and 1-1/4” x 3-7/8”
- Blueberry Bushel Cardstock (for sentiment, punched with Banner Triple Punch) - 1” x 3-3/4”
- Whisper White Cardstock (inside card) - 4” x 5-1/4”
- Noble Peacock Foil Sheets (in Blueberry Bushel) - 1/4” x 3-3/4”
- Lovely Lipstick Cardstock - scraps to die-cut chairs
Here is a look inside the card where I added a simple sentiment from the Colorful Seasons stamp set in Lovely Lipstick ink.
So, what do you say? Head on over to the Festive Friday blog to check out the challenge and join us! We’d love to see your projects celebrating the 4th of July or showcasing the Summer Season…or a combination of both. It’s up to you! You can link up your project through Monday, June 24th at 8:00 pm CST. We can’t wait to see what you create!
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Anne Marie Hile (that’s me!)
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