First things first, though. This card is going into 2 challenges.
CAS-ual Fridays CFC#44
1. A pattern
2. An image
3. A sentiment
AND...you still have to keep the style clean & simple. I tried to do that. "Simple" sometimes isn't easy to do though!
The second challenge is Color Throwdown #183. And, you've just got to love these colors. Well...I do, anyway. Take a look for yourself...
Hence, my summer-y themed card :)
I've been on the search for some cloud dies for a while now. Last weekend I attended a stamping expo. And, you guessed it. I found these cute dies by A.Muse Studio. I also picked up this grass die. Love them both!
I sponged baja breeze ink onto the white card base, using a scalloped punched circle as a mask. The grass is die cut from a piece of patterned paper. I stamped the branch on kraft card stock then cut it out by hand. The swing is actually a rectangle stamp. I just curved it a little when I placed it on my acrylic block. I created the seat of the swing using a ruler and markers. As I said...fun :)
Thanks for taking a look! I've got to go make dinner.
What's in it?
card stock: stamper's select white (PTI), kraft (SU)
stamps: hang ups, sentiment sampler (Paper Smooches)
dsp: in color patterned paper pack (SU)
ink: baja breeze, crumb cake, chocolate chip, really rust (SU)other: grass die and cloud dies (A.Muse Studio), white baker's twine (SU)