Friday, August 1, 2014

Summer Dreams

Hello Friends! Happy August! I love seeing that month, because that tells me that Autumn is on the way. If you've been following my blog, you'll know that I am not a fan of Summer..just too hot for me. Sooo...this month's Simon Says Stamp kit, Summer Dreams is perfect for chasing away my Summertime blues. It features a stamp set that is loaded with frosty treats and cool sentiments. Just take a look!

I love the bright colors and the fun patterned papers. And that stamp set, designed by Kristina Werner, is sooo darling. She even included little smiling faces that can be added to the treats. So cute!

The card I'm sharing today was inspired by this card HERE. I just love the patterned paper and the way the watercolored ice cream looked. I knew I wanted to create a version of my own...

First, I die cut a tag from watercolor paper, which was included in the kit, using the Lawn Fawn Tag You're It die. Then, I stamped the image with Versamark ink and I embossed it with gold embossing powder. Next, using the two Distress markers that came with the kit, I watercolored the image. I used a Wild Honey Distress marker for the stick. To finish my tag, I stamped the greeting using Audrey Blue ink and tied on some Baker's Twine. I adhered the tag onto the patterned paper with dimensional adhesive and added a few Pretty Pink Posh 4mm Sparkling Clear sequins to finish off the card.

*I am entering my card into a few challenges*

That's all I have to share today. I hope you have an amazing weekend! Thanks for stopping by.


stamps, card stock, and patterned papers are from the August 2014 Simon Says Stamp Kit.
card stock: 100lb white(Neenah)
ink: Audrey Blue(Simon Says Stamp)
dies: Tag You're It(Lawn Fawn)
bling: 4mm Sparkling Clear sequins(Pretty Pink Posh)
other: Enchanted Gold embossing powder(Ranger)  Caribbean Baker's Twine(The Twinery)  Wild Honey Distress Marker(Ranger)


Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Barb :-) I love how you used the kit :-) The tag and gold embossing are lovely and I love the watercoloring :-)

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Lols x x x

Sheila H said...

Love your ice cream on the tag! Your delicate coloring is so pretty. The sequins are perfect.

Alanna said...

What a fun card. I love the colors.

Jeanne said...

Oh this is so neat, Barb! I like your version of the card. The dimension on the tag is great. The bling is so you and the twine adds great texture. You are so good at creating wonderful cards! Hope you can stay cool enough until autumn gets here! ;)

Life and Knits said...

Beautiful card Barb!


Yana said...

beautifully done! I love how you added the sequins! I'm so happy you were inspired by my card, and thank you so much for linking back.

Melissa Bove said...

Super fabulous card!! Love how you made the popsicle!! You did a great job with the SSS August Card Kit!!

Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!


Kay Miller said...

What a cute and fun card! The background is just fabulous and I love the little tag!!