Thursday, 4 June 2015

Summer Time.....

Good morning and Happy Thursday. June already, it will soon be the longest day and the long school holiday is not that far away now. Feeling good this morning as I post this card for the new challenge at CAS Colours & Sketches. Lazy is this month's hostess and she's bang up to date, using some of the new in-colours from Stampin' Up

Fab colours, aren't they? Sadly, I have yet to get any of the new stuff in the new catalogue so I had to improvise, for me this meant primrose petals, Crumb Cake and Pistachio Pudding. You don't have to use Stampin Up colours at all, just shades that are as close as possible.

I got out a stamp set I don't use much, inspired by browsing through the new catalogue, Serene Silhouettes. I stamped the birds on the branch image onto  white card, using my Stampwrite markers. Then I cut an aperture in a piece of Kraft adds tick, which I embossed with a brick wall background embossing folder.

I used foam tape to raise the 'wall' off the card front to give depth to the aperture. Then I stamped the second image and sentiment on more white card. Die cutting this to leave the banner uncut was the trickiest part of the whole card!

I am a bit cross that the 'wall, does not seem perfectly centred on the card base, in real life it is so I guess the shadows on the photo are causing this effect. A small star shaped rhinestone completes the sentiment. So, a summery themed card to celebrate the fact that summer is upon us.... Now, will somebody turn the heating up???


  1. This is beautiful Louise - very pretty - Jacqueline xx

  2. So pretty, love the window and accent detail.

  3. The brick embossing was a great choice - it's almost like you're peeking through a garden wall to the flowers beyond.

  4. I like how you've popped up the "wall" so that we're looking through the window at the flowers. Nicely done!
    And I do understand the frustration of how different camera angles can make your card layers look off center. Been there, done that!


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