Monday, July 11, 2011

You Inspire Me... for Paper Playtime Challenge - SUMMER

It's the 2nd Monday of the Month! That means a brand new challenge started today over on my challenge blog, PAPER PLAYTIME!  For Ch#50 make any project, with any colors using any type of media you want as long as it has a SUMMER theme.

Here is my SUMMER card:

#179
Cardbase is white cardstock from Walmart.
Background papers are from K&Co "The Best of Brenda Walton".
Pink dotted paper cut @ 5 1/4" x 4".
Gingham strip cut @ 5 1/4" x 1". 
Solid papers for die cut are from ColorBok & Recollections.
*Pink & *Green Glass Beads from stash.
Clear sentiment stamp "you inspire me" from Hero Arts.


Want to hear the funny stuff about making this card?
I put the green glass beads on before I stamped the sentiment.
Well, d'uh, the acrylic block was hitting the glass bead, not letting the sentiment press down flat, so only the first half was showing.  I ripped off the glass bead, which tore the paper underneath.  Arghhh.  And then I stamped over the partial sentiment hoping I had it lined up right as to not get an "out of focus" appearance to the words.  I can't believe I actually hit the letters dead on, but in my haste to stamp over what was partially already showing, I tilted the block and thus the sentiment came out crooked.  Then I re-attached the green glass bead.  After all that, I didn't really care that it was crooked. LOL  I was just impressed I got the sentiment on there without a shadow effect.  I mean really... who wants to be perfect?  There's too much pressure for that.  And if someone wanted a perfect card, they could buy one at the store, right?  This just gives my card creation character..... that's what I keep telling myself anyway. hahahaha

Have a fun day!  Come play with us in the SUMMER challenge over at Paper Playtime, and see what the other Design Team members have come up with to inspire you.
:) Janis

This is my submission for the following challenges:

10 comments:

  1. Hi Janis!!
    This is a beautiful card! Love the colors and that sweet ladybug!
    I have an award for you...pop over and pick it up when you get a chance :)
    Have a GREAT day!!

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  2. I love Ladybugs!!! this is adorable Janis!
    hugs & blessings

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  3. Very cute. Not a big fan of bugs of any knid but this one is adorable.

    Hugs!!!!!

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  4. Cute card Janis!beautiful d/p and ladybug. TFS with us at 2 Sisters challenge this week.Good luck!
    Zulma DT

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  5. adorable, thank you for joining us at Clear It Out

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  6. Great summer card Janis :) and I love your ladybug! :D

    hugs

    xxalisonxx

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  7. Super adorable Janis!! Loving that lil ladybug!!

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  8. So sweet, thank you for playing along at The Crazy Challenges this week.

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  9. Nothing says summer like ladybugs! Which by the way are supposed to be good luck. Pretty card - nicely laid out! Thanks for joining us at Crazy Challenge!

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