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Thursday, June 16, 2011

Impression Obsession Summer Challenge

Hi Everyone!

Today is Impression Obsession's Hot Fun in the Summer-Summer Fun Greetings Challenge. The idea for my card came to me after I worked with some children the other day. Two little girls were sitting with their mom licking popsicles which were melting very quickly due to the hot bright sun in the sky. They were reading their new book, The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle. That's when the card idea came to me.  Inspiration truly is everywhere!

Eric Carle puts a sun in every one of his books. I created a sun that looks like many of his suns. He uses tissue paper to create his illustrations, but I used patterned paper from SEI. I had some epoxy stickers from EK Success that totally reminded me of the dripping popsicles the girls were eating. I used some Scor-pal tape to attach tiny craft sticks to my card and added the stickers to those sticks.

I wanted the sun to be as sparkly as the popsicle drips were so I added tiny rhinestones to the sun and the sun's rays. I used Impression Obsession's wooden "Enjoy the Sweet Thing in Life" stamp for the greeting on this card. That stamp says "summer" to me. Sweet children eating sweet popsicles in the bright sunshine! You cannot get more "summery" than that!

By the way what's your favorite flavor popsicle? I love root beer ones.

Have a great day!


Shirley said...

What a really bright fun in the sun card, Carol! I love how you did your sun and sentiment! Thanks so much for playing and good luck in the drawing too!

Shannon White said...

How fun in the Summer Sun is this! Love your melty popsicle sticks! I remember those days! lol 8-) Sweet card!