Okay, cold weather has hit SW Florida. High of 52 here today. Now, I know that most of you are screaming at your computer screens telling me that I have no idea what cold is, and trust me, you DO have my sympathy. I’m actually not complaining, I’m just finally getting a lung-full of fresh air. It was hot and humid on Monday, and I’ve really had enough for a while. I’m hoping the cooler weather kills off some of the allergens, too. *sniffle* *sneeze*.
So, what’s the best thing to do when you’re cold and snowed in (or in my case, just cold)? Make summer-looking cards, of course! This will be going to my girlfriend in Michigan who’s REALLY cold and snowed in. Hopefully, it will remind her of the flowery shrubs around my pool cage.
For today’s card, I used this week’s clean and fresh sketch that was created by our Clean Team designer, Jen Mitchell, for the challenge at Freshly Made Sketches.
This card started with Naturals Ivory cardstock. It’s a really beautiful cardstock and I love the speckled, natural look.
For the horizontal panel of the sketch, I stamped a row of leaves and flowers from the Summer Silhouettes stamp set using Old Olive, Raspberry Ripple and Primrose Petals, and enhanced the flowers with Dazzling Details Glitter Glue. Then I stamped the graphic on top and heat embossed with Pewter Embossing Powder to resemble a fence.
The sentiment stamp from Yippee-Skippee was colored with a Stampin’ Write Marker (Old Olive) to capture only the I Miss You, and then it was cropped with the Label Bracket Punch. To define the edges, I outline the piece with the marker.
This photo shows the embossing a little better. It adds a little more texture and shine to the card.
Whether you’re new to cardmaking or an old pro, this sketch will appeal to you and give you a great starting point. I hope you’ll visit us at Freshly Made Sketches and play along with us this week!
SUPPLIES: Stamp Sets: Summer Silhouettes and Yippee Skippee; Paper: Naturals Ivory and Old Olive; Ink: Old Olive, Raspberry Ripple and Primrose Petals; Tools and Accessories: VersaMark, Heat Tool, Pewter Embossing Powder, Dazzling Details Glitter Glue, Old Olive 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon, Old Olive Stampin’ Write Marker, Brights Candy Dots, Rhinestone Basic Jewels and Stampin’ Dimensionals.