Hello my friends! I hope you are all staying cool. It is record breaking hot here in Kelowna. I just checked about an hour ago and it was 44 on my deck in the shade. That is warm! Great day to stay inside and make cards because it is too hot to go outside to do anything.
We went out to the lake the past few days to try to stay cool but it was really hot there too. We went for a short hike one morning to the pot holes. It is such a beautiful location but the trail to get there has been changed since last year so it was a bit of a challenge. Definitely worth it though. So glad we went first thing in the morning as it was pretty hot there. Here are a couple pictures from the pot holes:
This is a card that we made last Saturday at an event put on by Stampin' Up! called Super Saturday. It was a fun-filled afternoon of great ideas and of course card making. The first card was made by the direction of Tamara Bertram. She is an awesome demonstrator from Edmonton. She shared the basic design and we were to add our sentiment and embellishments as we chose.
The strips of DSP were matted on pieces of Evening Evergreen cardstock. The Soft Succulent gingham is on the reverse side of the leaves DSP. These pieces were attached directly to a Basic White Thick card base using adhesive. I stamped my sentiment using Evening Evergreen ink on a strip of Basic White cardstock. I used the Banners Pick a Punch to cut the banner cut into the right edge of my sentiment piece. I matted this onto a strip of Evening Evergreen cardstock that I also cut a banner into. I tied a piece of Evening Evergreen Baker's Twine around the sentiment piece and tied it into a bow. The baker's twine was left over from the June Paper Pumpkin kit. The sentiment I used was from the Quiet Meadow stamp set. I attached my sentiment piece to the card front using dimensionals. I also added a couple of leaves that I cut from Soft Succulent and Evening Evergreen cardstock using the Pansy Dies.
The next cards were almost exactly the same as Tamara's original design. The only differences are the DSP, cardstock, sentiments and the size of the matting. I prefer a one eighth inch border over the usual one quarter inch border which is in Tamara's original card. Both are nice, it's just a personal preference.
I started with a strip of DSP that was 2 inches by 12 inches. I cut it into three pieces - 2 by 3, 2 by 4, and 2 by 5. I then cut my cardstock mat pieces one eighth of an inch larger than the pieces of DSP. The gingham design is on the reverse side of the floral design for each of the strips of DSP. I attached these pieces on to a Basic White Thick card base. Both of the alternate cards were made in the same way.
For the Pale Papaya gingham card, I stamped my sentiment using Evening Evergreen on a piece of Basic White cardstock. The sentiment was from the Color and Contour stamp set. I cut that out using the Layering Circles Dies. I matted it using the next size up scalloped circle die. I added this to my card front using dimensionals. I also added a couple Ladybug Trinkets to the card front using some glue dots. I think the Bumblebee trinkets would be adorable on this card but when I put in my order they weren't available. They are back in stock so if you would like to get them now, you can. The ladybugs are retiring at the end of this month (June 30) but there are still some available if you want them.
For the Fresh Freesia gingham card, I stamped my sentiment using Tuxedo Black Memento ink and cut it out the same as the previous card. I used Basic Black cardstock to mat my sentiment and the strips of DSP. I added the Loose Flower Flourishes to my card in place of the Ladybugs on the previous card.
What I used for today's cards:
Thank you so much for stopping by today. I hope you enjoyed these cards. This is such a great card design. You can get 6 cards from one 12 by 12 piece of DSP. It is also a really fast card if you need a card in a hurry. Thanks Tamara for sharing this with us! Which style do you prefer?
I hope you are all staying cool and hydrated. Stay safe in this heat!
Stay well and keep creating!