Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Fun in the Sun - Summer Card

Hi Everyone,

It was so much fun to jump back into making a card after almost a week and half of no inking... and for some reason everything felt like it took longer - I couldn't seem to find anything... I think that I might have to clean up this craft corner again... sigh!

Anyhow - I had so much fun with this awesome sketch from Laura from 2 Sketches 4 You - it made my head spin with all kinds of ideas. But the idea that was the loudest, was to do something summery. I found this beautiful stamp with the image of two little children holding hands a few months ago and HAD to get it because it looked soooo much like my son and daughter together at the beach. And since we just came home from the lake where we were by the water everyday - it felt so good to make this card.

I had to rotate Laura's Sketch 90 degrees clockwise and switch the bottom elements of the sketch around & then things seemed to come together. I had so much fun coloring this sweet stamp - my daughter has a beautiful dress that is the color of this dress and my son wanted me to color his shorts green - so that is the inspiration for the colors .... somehow creating this card makes me want to go back to the beach/lake :)  but without all the driving with 2 kids in the van. 

Hope all of you are having a stamp-fabulous wednesday.... wow this week is flying by!

Thanks for visiting,
Ciao for now,

Card Recipe: 
Stamps - Clear Stamps and I have to find the rubber stamp of the boy & girl to see where it comes from
Ink - Martha Stewart Metallic and Black
Cardstock - DCWV cardstock neutrals
Accessories - Ribbon from Offray, American Craft Brads,  Platinum Stickles, Circle punch for the scallops
Show watched - As the World Turns (from last year on Hulu) how sad is that.....?


Laura Davis said...

Oh wow this is stunning! I love how you rotated the sketch! and the card itself is just breath taking!! Welcome back!

M. Carmen Lane said...


This card is wonderful. It's gorgeous. I love it! Can't wait to get my card :)

kath said...

beautiful card for the sketch - love that image and great colour work

nelliemaeii said...

I really enjoy your beautiful cards and great blog! I have nominated you for the 'I Love your Blog' award....You can copy it from my site.

Anita C said...

This is such a nice card, and I love that image.

Catherine said...

Wow, you did a great job on this sketch, love it!

moralia said...

Gorgeous card!!! The stamped image looks fabulous with the way you coloured it! Wow!! Thanks for playing along with 2S4Y this week! :)

Joke said...

Great card, lovely stamp.


Dawn Easton said...

Oh my Sankari, this is beautiful!

Kathryn said...

Such a great card -- love the stamp! :)