Friday, February 1, 2008

I am ready for summer...

I love the rain but I am ready for the sunshine! We have had such a wet and cold winter (for this part of CA) which has made it possible to really enjoy the snow and the mountains. But this is coming from a girl who just moved here from Huntington Beach- Surf City USA. Where there is 7 miles straight of big beautiful beaches, where I was used to wearing shorts in January, where I rarely had to turn on my heater... I want summer. Ok, I will take spring first. So when I saw Beate's weekend sketch I new what stamp set I wanted to use. It's the set called Green Thumb by Papertrey.

I have never made a card with these dimensions before- I really enjoyed it! It is 8 1/2" x 4"- it fits into a business size envelope. Anyway, I was really happy with how this card turned out- it makes me want to go on a picnic. I have 3 packs of the Cerise DSP that I have been wanting to use- I just love the polka dots on the DSP with the polka dots on the strawberries. The sketch called for 3 squares but I thought my strawberries needed to be round and scalloped- don't you agree? I used my white gel pen to add the dots at each scallop. The small flowers on the left are green and red mini Primas held together with a silver brad.
I will most definately be making more cards this size and with this layout- thanks Beate.
I am enjoying trying all of these new things! Next I want to try a new technique- like broken glass or masking... now to find the time and a few extra hands.
Goodnight!

3 comments:

LeAnne said...

This is adorable!!! Great use of that Cerise paper!

Stacy said...

So cute! Love the colors you chose to use for this set. TFS!

Jailbird said...

such a summer loving card! Love love love everything about it, colors, layout, strawberries!