Summer Time!

I am still playing with the 2007 June stamp of the month, Summertime. I wish I would have had enough time to create a layout for this stamp, but I had to settle for making a card. I need to have something created for all four stamps that come on this set by Thursday night.

I thought this card could be sent to someone just to say "Hello" during the summer wishing them well. I finally used the CTMH color guide on the sidebar of my blog. That site is an awesome tool, when you have two colors and need some ideas to finish the project. I had Star Spangled Blue and Orange and the site gave me multiple combinations. As you can see I chose Clover Meadow and Sunflower. You can barely see it, but on the border of the Clover Meadow cardstock, I used Basic Backgrounds stamp set (retired) to stamp the edges.

I have been getting a lot of use out of my background stamp sets. I use Speckled Backgrounds on the Star Spangled Blue and Sunflower cardstock. On the Sunflower cardstock I used just the edge of the background stamp to stamp the border of the paper. This is the first time I tried this and like the effect. The Orange cardstock is stamped with the Weathered Backgrounds stamp set.

In addition, I used For Every Occasion stamp set (2007 April stamp of the month) for the Hello, Sunflower and Holiday Red organdy ribbon, Orange ink, Star Spangled Blue ink, Clover Meadow ink and a Topiary large Spiral. I used a tab punch (non-CTMH) where I stamped the Hello message.

The markers I used to color the Summertime image are all CTMH: Holiday Red, Kiwi, Ocean, Brown Bag, Orange, Hydrangea, Star Spangled Blue, and Sunny Yellow. I daubed the edges in Star Spangled Blue ink.

I wanted to thank you for your comments on past postings. I like to read what you think about the postings and welcome any suggestions you may have on how to improve my blog or artwork. Let me know what you would like to see in the future. By the way, I am on my way to 1,000 hits and I will be giving away blog candy when I hit it, so keep watching on how to enter to win. I always wondered why people gave away blog candy and now I understand. I would like to thank you for stopping by and especially for making comments. I appreciate it!

Happy Stamping!


Wendy said...

Oooh! Love how bright it is. It reminds you of summer.

Jeanne said...

I really, really like how this came out. So vibrant! I just have to say that I enjoy logging into my account in the mornings and seeing what you have posted. It's the first email I open up!

I only wish I was as consistent as you are about posting.

Great job all around!!