The theme for July at Dragonfly Dreams is Midsummer Delight, and our sponsor is Lawn Fawn.
It is, of course, mid Winter here in Australia, so I quite enjoyed thinking about Summer and all the things I love about the warmer months, in particular, spending time at the beach in the sunshine.
So my card for this challenge is focused on the beach and sunshine. 🙂
I have used some papers from the new Stampin’ Up! Cherry On Top Designer Series Paper Stack for my card, with the lovely bright and summery colours. I have combined some stamp sets for this card, the sun is from the Kinda Eclectic set, the star fish and little crab are from the Sea Street set, and the sentiment from the Work of Art set.
This week’s challenge at Just Add Ink is this gorgeous bright and cheerful photo, full of rainbow colours.
So I really had to use a rainbow on my card 🙂
I adore this cute little image from the Life’s Adventure Hostess stamp set, and thought he would look quite cute sitting under a rainbow. I have coloured the image using a Blender pen and ink, then stamped the rainbow using the Work of Art stamp set. Then there are just a few small finishing touches which are not so easy to see in the photo….. I have done some paper piercing around the edge but only where the cardstock is still white, so not over the rainbow. And then added some rain drops using Crystal Effects.
Hope your weekend is crafty!
Such a useful, versatile and fun stamp set, Be The Star is my focus stamp set for this month, and therefore the stamp set you will receive if you are taking part in Stamps in Your Letterbox in July. It’s a great stamp set for cardmaking and scrapbooking, for children of all ages, boys and girls, masculine cards, and definitely Christmas cards.
I have combined Be The Star stamp set with the Stars Framelit dies, the zigzag stamp out of the Work of Art stamp set, splatters from the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set, some of the great new black and white Baker’s Twine and some Washi Tape out of the Everyday Adventure Project Life kit, but you could just as easily use one of the other Washi tapes available (page 190 of the catalogue). The colour combo I have used for this card is Basic Black, Whisper White and Bermuda Bay.
Yesterday afternoon I held my first stamping get together since moving to Cooma, which was really exciting. Not only did we have a lovely afternoon of stamping and chatting, but I met some lovely ladies who share my passion for crafting.
The ladies got to make two projects, and since we had some complete novices, I kept the projects fairly simple.
We started off making a tag (or bookmark), using the Scallop Tag Topper punch.
Then we made a card. Both feature the fabulous new stamp set Work of Art and some of the gorgeous new In Colours and Stitched Satin Ribbons.
Special thanks to the ladies who shared the afternoon with me, I certainly had a lovely time!
Check back soon for more, as I have heaps of crafting to share with you! 🙂