Thursday, June 16, 2011

Fruity Hi!

Hello!  It's Thursday... one more day to go until the weekend!  Woo hoo!

Todays card was a real challenge for me... I saw this sketch on My Time Made Easy and knew I wanted to pair it with today's Ways to Use it challenge over on Splitcoast Stampers to use vellum.  I then found this summery color combination on Create, Ink that made me think of my Tart & Tangy set which is retiring at the end of this month which makes me sad because it's a cute go-to set for quick cards!

This card, however was NOT quick for me.  I had a vision in my head, but had a hard time making it a reality.  Do you ever have that problem?  Ugh, I hate it!  I knew I wanted the squares to be the fruit, but I just didn't have a sentiment large enough, or appropriate for the card to go on the main panel.  So, I pulled out my retired Letterpress Alphabet and made my own simple greeting.  I stamped it on vellum which is always a disaster for me because I'm impatient and can't wait for the ink to dry!  I think I ended up stamping this 3 different times before I got one that was centered, straight, and didn't smudge.

I pulled out this really cute polka dotted Tempting Turquoise designer paper from the retired Island Oasis designer paper. 

In the end, I am happy with the result!

Want to take a stab at this card?  Here are all the supplies used, you can order any of these in my Stampin' Up online store found HERE!

  • Daffodil Delight Cardstock (#119683)
  • Melon Mambo Cardstock (#115320)
  • Whisper White Cardstock (#100730)
  • Island Oasis Designer Paper (retired)
  • Vellum Paper (#101839)
  • Melon Mambo Ink Pad (#115656)
  • Pear Pizzazz Ink Pad (#119784)
  • Daffodil Delight Ink Pad (#119667)
  • Pear Pizzazz Stampin' Write Marker (#119801, set)
  • Melon Mambo Stampin' Write Marker (#121074)
  • Summer Sun Corderoy Button (retired)
  • Melon Mambo Polka Dotted Ribbon (retired)
  • Letter Press Alphabet Stamp Set (retired)
  • Tart & Tangy Stamp Set (HURRY, this set retired on 6/30!, #111514)
  • Linen Thread (#104199)
  • 5/16'' Jumbo Neutral Brads (#112534)
  • Stampin' Dimensionals (#104430)
Have a great day!


NancyD said...


I think your card is wonderful. All the colors work together and produce a pleasing card. Keep up the good work. Thanks for joining us at Delightful Challenges this week. Good Luck!

Allison said...

This is beautiful! I LOVE that colour combo!

Jen said...

That's adorable! What a great way to use those colors. Thanks for joining us at the ColorLab!

Joan said...

I love this Riley. It's an awesome way to use this set. I keep forgetting about it, but it's the perfect season to pull it out.

Juanita Golson said...

Great use of the colors. They do definitely go with the Tart & Tangy stamp set. Thanks for joining us at ColorLab.

Purple Crazy said...

So gorgeous, thanks for joining us at Delightful Challenges this week, Wendy X

Nancy said...

I love your card with all the fruit images on the squares - so fresh and fun!

Thank you for playing along with us at the MTME pretty patterns sketch challenge. Hope to see you back again soon!

Marilyn (mlj-mlj) said...

So cute! Love the design and colors! said...

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