Saturday, July 18, 2009

Here Comes the Sun

Just writing the title of this post did weird things to me. I associated the Beatles song with the birth of my first daughter. Made me all weepy and sentimental. I'm a fool.

On with what I am here to do, talk about cards :)

I mentioned in a previous post about a card exchange. I needed to make two sets of cards. I did the first set. For the second I decided I wanted something with a little more whimsy. I wanted to use my Just Beachy SU stamp set, because I haven't had the chance to use it yet, even though I've had it for a couple of months.

I had a hard time finding paper that I thought would be "Beachy" or "Sunny". This was the first card that I made. I thought the Orange and Pink paisley and stripes looked great together. What I didn't like was the orange cardstock I used, nor did I like the orange ribbon. So back to the drawing board.

Second attempt was much better. I like the blue, yellow's and greens together. I think it screams happy summer sunny fun. I like the way the blue polka dotted paper sort of makes a nice blue sky backdrop for the sun, and the stripped paper reminds me of beach towels. So this is the design I'm going with for my second card for my exchange.

Stamps: Just Beachy (SU)

Paper: Playful Blues (Martha Stewart)

Ink: Apricot Appeal, Pink Passion, Tempting Turquoise, Green Galore, Close to Cocoa (SU)

Ribbon: Dashes, Dots & Checks


  1. They are both good. I love those little flip flops and how you added rhinestones.

  2. I like the first card, but LOVE the 2nd! Good stuff!