Sunday, July 31, 2011

Catch-up Post!

As the beginning of August approaches, and with that, a new release, I just realized that I haven't blogged a whole bunch of cards made with sets from the {stamps} of Life!  This month's club set, island2visit, was a really fun one for a Florida stamper!

The idea to use "cloth" for the hammock on this card was inspired by the cloth slings that moms use to "wear" their babies.  That sweet smilin' baby face is from sweet4babies.  The sky was sponged in using a scalloped circle mask and light blue ink, a technique that I use quite often.  The tops of the palms were embossed so they look shiny like real palm fronds, and they had to be trimmed and strategically positioned to keep the card A2 width.

For this quick card I used the sentiment only...the print on this designer paper reminds me of the shoes piled outside the door when we lived in Hawaii.  Island custom is to take off your shoes before entering someone's home, probably to keep out all the dark red dust from the pineapple and sugarcane fields that would ruin the carpet!

Most of the supplies for these cards were purchased from i {heart} papers.

Used on every card:
Memento ink
Copic markers
Zva Creative dimensional dots
Scor Buddy

Beach scene
Fancy Pants designer paper (a gift from Winter CHA)
Gina K button
jute thread

Babe in the hammock
Kaiser Craft designer paper
Kaiser Craft pearls
*so excited that Kate will be carrying more Kaiser Craft products from the recent Summer CHA!

Life is Good
Fancy Pants designer paper
heart-shaped nestabilities
Basic Grey buttons
Jute thread

1 comment:

  1. they are all so neat, love your trees and neat papers you used!