Thursday, June 30, 2011

Summer Sunflowers

Where has the year gone??  Canada Day is tomorrow and we're still waiting for the "real" summer to arrive.  My garden has been neglected because there have been so many rainy days ... pfffffffff

So I decided to create my own summer feeling with today's card (another clean & simple design).  The challenge today for "Ways to Use it" is "Something old, something new".  I used a stamp set that I've had for a couple of years and had to blow the dust off before I could start :)  The new thing is the Nestabilities Label Two that I purchased a couple of months ago.  I didn't use it to cut out a frame or backdrop, I used it as a stencil and outlined the shape with my Stampin' Write marker.  It's always good to find another way to use tools!!  Hope you like.

"Summer Sunflowers"

Stamps:  A Flower for All Seasons, Happy Moments (sentiment) (SU!)
Paper:  Daffodil Delight, Whisper White (SU!)
Ink:  Soft Suede; Stampin' Write markers:  Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red, Soft Suede, Sahara Sand, Old Olive (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Nestabilities Label Two, 1/4" Pumpkin Pie grosgrain ribbon, sticky strips
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I stamped the image with Soft Suede ink onto Whisper White cardstock.  I colored in the flowers, pot and lady bug using the Stampin' Write markers.  I used the Nestabilities Label Two as a stencil and outlined the shape with the thick end of the Pumpkin Pie Stampin' Write markers.  I stamped the sentiment also in Pumpkin Pie ink.

I tied a knot of ribbon about 1/3 from the bottom and then mounted the panel onto the card base of Daffodil Delight.  Easy, quick and fun to make!!

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