Wednesday, July 20, 2011
July 2011 Blast From The Past
It's that time of the month again - Taylored Expressions Blast From The Past Blog Hop. I am so glad this day has come. I was beginning to worry I wouldn't be able to participate thanks to my migraines. They've gotten really bad lately, however, thanks to Taylor's Dies, I was finally able to make a card in a few minutes.
This month's challenge is "Sending You Sunshine". Well, for those that live in California, especially the Central Valley, sunshine is all you get during the summer; except this year for some reason. Hmmm. However, I digress. For me, summer and sunshine means lots of sun, flowers, fruits, nuts, harvest time, grass (some of it brown) and 100+ degree temperatures, perfect for TE's Garden Party Blooms set. However, this time, I planned on using my matching Garden Party Blooms Dies 1 & 2 instead of cutting everything out by hand like the last time I used the set. That was such a total V8 moment when I came across those.
I started out by stamping my images in various colors of PTI ink to match the Cosmo Cricket Pixie-licious designer paper. Once that was done, I pulled out my Big Shot and cut out all of the images. In order to make the PTI spring rain layer stand out a bit more, I rubbed some spring rain ink along the sides of the card stock before adhering it to the designer paper.
Finally, the inside, which I don't normally decorate complete with the phrase "Sending You Sunshine". Here's a pic of the inside.
Make sure you stop by the rest of the hoppers in the list below for some more eye candy.
Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day.
Stamps: TE Garden Party Blooms
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Various PTI
Card Stock: White, PTI New Leaf, Spring Rain, Cosmo Cricket Pixie-licious
Accessories: TE Garden Party Blooms Dies 1 & 2, Pop Dots