At any rate, the Solstice says it's officially summer (and the weatherman says it's to be almost 100 degrees today!), so it's time for the Hello Summer Blog Hop, sponsored by my friend Ashley of The Glamorous Side of Scrapping. I made a Happy Summer card:
The front of the card is shown in this collage, top left. I purchased from Just Some Lines a fun digi-image of a sunbathing flamingo. I paper-pieced the umbrella using Doodlebug Designs' "Hello Spring" line of paper, and colored some of the image using Copic markers. The umbrella's tip is a colored toothpick.
I cut the banner pennants from the same paper, and stitched them together with a running stitch on my Husqvarna Diamond sewing machine. The letters (cut at 1/2") are from Cricut's Simply Sweet cartridge. The summer sun is cut from Cricut's Pooh and Friends cartridge, and is stamped with a Peachy Keen face using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and a white gel pen.
Inside, I ran a strip of the same paper, and placed a 4.5" flamingo, cut using Cricut's Life's A Beach cartridge. Throughout the card, I used Martha Stewart Crafts' Ballpoint Tip Glue Pen (my favorite!) and ATG gun/tape as my wet and dry adhesives, respectively.
Finished size: 6x6" folded; white card base with interior image as described (no interior sentiment).
Please hop along to see what other fun projects are here to celebrate Summer! Your next stop is with SYLVIA at Bella Scrapbook Designs. Start at the Hop's beginning with Ashley to see what blog candy is available. In case you get lost along the way, here is the entire blog hop line-up:
Michelle - www.scrappinwithmybug.com/
Angela - http://creativecraftin.blogspot.com/
Lissa Marie - www.somanycrafts.com/
Ellen - http://cardmonkeyspaperjungle.com/ <--ME!
HAPPY SUMMER SOLSTICE, and thanks for stopping by!
DeFiaNtLy DiFfeReNt & CreAtiVeLy Yours,