Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Sweet Summer Birthday Wishes

I love summer. I love the flowers, the sunshine, the care free lazy weekends. Everything just seems less stressful during the summer. But most of all, I love the colors. Today's card definitely just feels like summer to me.

I used more of that Fresh Goods paper from Pebbles. Now that I finally cut into it, I just can't stop using it. I cut some of the flowers from the pattern to fill a pocket from our A Pocketful stamp set.

I added a couple of brass brads to the corners of the pocket to emulate rivets. I stamped the sentiments and then embossed the focal panel using our Chevron Impression Plate. This is a great way to add texture while still giving the pocket a neutral solid layer to separate it from the busier background patterns.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! What's your favorite thing about summer?

Project Supplies

Sweet Summer Birthday Wishes
Stamps: A Pocketful, Fresh Picked (Wplus9)
Ink: Riding Hood Red, Not Quite Navy (Stampin' Up!)
Card stock: Oatmeal
Patterned Paper: October Afternoon; Pebbles
Tools: Chevron Impression Plate; A Pocketful Die (Wplus9)

14 comments:

  1. What a sweet and lovely card. Really love it. From the pattern papers to the embossing and to the colors.

    Love the longer daylight and fruits that are available during summer.

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  2. a-dorable...such a fresh & sweet card!

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  3. such a lovely card. love the details like the stitching and the subtle chevron background. CUTE pocket!!!!

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  4. This absolutely ooozes summertime, girl! LOVE the bright, happy colors, and that bright white, embossed panel is delish!

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  5. Oh, how I love this! The impressed background gives it so much oomph, and I love that you used flowers from your patterned paper collection in your pocket. It ties it all together. Fabulous!

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  6. What a great way to use your patterned paper and incorporate it into another part of your design. The colors are fantastic, as are the patterns, yet it's not busy...how do you do that??
    Summer is my favorite season, I love having the windows open and smelling the sweet summer breeze blowing through!

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  7. Gorgeous card! It's so fresh! It makes me smile.

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  8. gorgeous card...love all your stitching...great design

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  9. Oh, the rivets are perfect! I agree about the colours - they're so bright and summery. This is adorable!

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  10. Gorgeous card! The patterned papers are so perfect for summer and what fun that you cut flowers out to put in the pocket! I am loving the pocket set so much---it's amazing!

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  11. Those flowers look like they were made for the pocket! Loving the mix of papers for the background and your amazing stitching.

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  12. Such a darling card! The stitching on the pocket is adorable and I love the pretty blooms peeking out.

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  13. Just enough Patterned paper to be interesting, just enough dimension to be special, just enough color to be beautiful!

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