Monday, July 04, 2011

Birthday bash

And here is my 2nd card to the day - nice and bright this one! Since it is Summer in the northern hemisphere I have noticed alot of 'summery' themed challenges lately - it is nice making these sorts of cards while we here in the Southern hemisphere are in our winter!!!
I have followed the sketch from Card Positioning Systems #225, inspiration comes from Secret Crafter 'here comes summer' and Wee Memories - summertime. I have made it a birthday card for Birthday Sundaes - anything goes and gave it a bit of a party theme for Designed 2 Delight - 'it's my party'.

I made it as an easel card

unfortunately the photos don't show it but this is a very 'touchy feely' card as I have used flocking on the waves (made them using scalloped scissors - inversed!) so they feel very velvety.

and the area under the ball and thongs is actually sand!

I loved making this card with its bright colours - actually I watched the Tour De France last night and one of the teams has the colour combo of blue and orange - so I have to admit my eyes were drawn to these papers and colours today!

To flock and apply the sand I layered jac paper (which is a double sided sticker) on cardstock and peeled the protective covering off and sprinkled the flocking and sand over it and tapped off the excess.

materials - American Crafts sapphire & melon cardstock; Jillibean Soup 'watermelon gazpacho' papers; Lawn Fawn 'swimsuit season' stamps, Grant Archival 'small birthday set' & 'it's a party' stamps; Stazon black ink; Doodlebug flocking; sand; Jac paper; MFT 'flat bottom clouds'; Ranger 'white opal' liquid pearls.


Kristie said...

Super cute summer bday card! I love all the paper piecing you did and really like how you made the waves. Thank you for playing along with my Birthday Sundaes challenge!

Sue said...

This is a fabulous card. I love the waves and the swim toy. Great summer colors too. Thanks for joining us at Birthday Sundaes.

Lisa said...

What a great summer card...loving the polka dots!!!

Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...

Thanks for joining our "Here comes Summer" challenge on SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE this week :)

Hugs Jane x

downrightcrafty said...

gorgeous creation and lovely warm summer feel to the creation, thank you for sharing your lovely work with us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge. I have candy if you are interested
Hugs Kate xx

Linda said...

Wow, what a great card. I really like the paper you used for the swim toy. Lots of great detail too. I am your newest follower. Stop by my blog sometime and say hi!


Cindy Vernon said...

Fabulous! I just love the addition of the sand flocking. Thanks so much for playing along at Birthday Sundaes.

Lea L. said...

What a super cute summer card!! Love how you've used those Lawn Fawn stamps!! Thanks for joining us at CPS this week!! ♥♥♥

Jennifer McGee said...

What a great summery card! I love the color combo as well. I am so glad you could join us at Designed 2 Delight this week.

Helen said...

Such a fun card!
Thanks for joining us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge!
Helen x

Cindy Vernon said...

I just love this card, there is so much detail! Thanks for joining us at Birthday sundaes.