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.


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!

Anonymous said...

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