Thursday, March 5, 2009

Tropical Pastel Paradise

I wanted to make a quick card tonight (hah - more on that later) so I went to my source of inspiration: other blogs! I decided to combine Stamp Simply #77 (heat embossing) and Color Throwdown #32 (Pretty in Pink, Barely Banana, Regal Rose).

This started out as a single-layer card. I wanted to use the flip flops from Aloha Paradise, then decided on the sentiment. I embossed both, and then stamped the trees above the sentiment. I didn't like the layout, so I cut it up and added some simple cardstock layers. A few brads (I think they're actually Apricot Appeal, but they match much better in real life) finished it off.

Stamps: Aloha Paradise (Penguin Pants Stamps)
Paper: Whisper White, Pretty in Pink, Barely Banana cardstock (SU)
Ink: Pretty in Pink
(SU), VersaMark (Tsukineko), pink (Precious Impressions)
Accessories: Scallop Edge punch, brads (SU), clear embossing powder (stampcraft), heat tool (Marvy Uchida)

I know, yet again, I'm late with the blog candy. It's coming, I promise! I'm just gathering a few things. Stay tuned.


Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

What a gorgeous card -- I absolutely love your simple layout and lovely colors!!! It IS a very elegent summer card -- job well done!!! So glad you played -- thanks much!!!

LeAnne said...

Aahhhh, not a breath of spring, but a breath of SUMMER! Love it and thanks for playing! Great CAS card!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Oh, HELLO?!?! LOVE, LOVE this card!!! What a great theme, and super combination of the two challenges! Thanks for playing the Throwdown, and Stamp Simply!

Barbara said...

Take me away, LOL!!! Great summer card that has me dreaming of warm days! Thanks for playing the Throwdown! Hope to see you next time!

dpkennedy said...

How fun is this? Adorable card!!!
Thanks for playing the CTD!

StampingSeasons said...

Wow, this card is so clean looking. love it.

broni (waterchild12) said...

How fresh and pretty! I love your layout and you're definitely winning me over by making a beach-themed card!! Thanks for playing!