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Friday, June 17, 2011

Happy Summer

Hi Everyone!
Thank you for all of the comments you made on Sammi's card a few days ago.  I am definitely in summer cardmaking mode and decided to create a variety of cards with the Denami Designs castle stamp and some sandpaper. 
I started out by using a sea sponge to dab some acrylic blue and green paints on white tag.  When the tag was dry I cut a piece so it measured 4" x 5.25".
As I did a few days ago I stamped some castle images onto sand paper.  I also tore some strips of sand paper and adhered them to the layering paper. 
Then I fussy cut the sand castles and adhered them to my card. 
I used a DieNamics sun to cut my sun, stamped text onto it with an Amuse Artstamp and added a rhinestone brad to it to make it sparkle.  

When I attended the CK Conference in Manchester, NH I purchased a variety of brads from the Eyelet Outlet booth.  When I attended the Stamp Show in West Springfield, MA a few weeks ago I purchased even more brads from Eyelet Outlet because they are so much fun to use on my cards and gift tags.  
I looked through my brad stash and picked out some of the summery ones and added them to my card.  They add color and additional texture to my card. 
Have a great day!


Shirley said...

I love your sky technique, the sand (paper) castles and beach too! Your little corner in the upper right hand corner is looking a little too neat!!! Great card!!!

Carol Hartery said...

Hi Shirley!
Aren't you the observant one! Yes, my little corner is looking good. I rearranged my wooden stamps-again-so that the Easter ones were up high and the summer ones were closer to me.
The funny reality is that my little corner is the one and only place in this house that is usually totally organized and clean. I cannot focus if there's too much clutter in my immediate work area.