Friday, May 1, 2009

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I know you've had a great time the last few days during Sweet 'n Sassy's blog hop! If this is your first stop, then you need to check the sidebar at the right to start at the beginning! There are lots of wonderful creations and you don't want to miss a thing!

Red, black and white is a favorite color combo of mine, and my husband's heritage is Italian so it just seemed appropriate that I should make a picnic card for today! I love to picnic! I have a great crab salad recipe, and it is fun to pack up the basket with crackers, champagne, and strawberries for an elegant lunch.

I used The Paper Studio's picnic plaid, stamping the sentiment (Summer Sentiments) and a trail of ants (Summer Fun) directly onto the designer paper with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I added several layers of matting, some of it punched with my newest favorite punch from Martha Stewart. I tied on a sparkly black bow, then topped that with a small focal image of picnic flatware. The image was stamped in black, then colored over with a black Spica glitter pen to make it look shiny and glitzy like fancy glitter-flecked plastic partyware. It fits perfectly inside the small oval punch, and a scalloped oval and black mat give it a simple yet more finished appearance.

The inside of the card has a layer of white cardstock topped with a plaid accent. I'll have to take a picture to add in the morning since I forgot to do that earlier!

Thanks for visiting! I hope you enjoyed your stay! From here, head on over to Tami's! Have a great time!


  1. Fun card Deb!! I love the colors....and can I have your crab salad recipe? - YUM! I want to go on a picnic now :)

  2. Great card! Love the summery feel. I love picnic but you can keep the ants!

  3. Deb, your card is adorable! I love the picnic table look

  4. How fabulous is this card?? Well let me tell you :) I just love it - so fun, witty, clever and beautiful all in one. I am ready for the picnic, and even the ants can be invited :D

  5. This would make a great family bar-b-que invite.....very cute.
    Jane B

  6. What a great summer card, Deb! I love how you emulated the picnic table -- neat idea.

  7. ADORABLE!! The paper goes perfectly with your design!

  8. This is adorable and that dp is perfect!!

  9. Love this!! That DP is the perfect tablecloth bg for it and those ants are too cute!