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:

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:


Samantha J Designs (Wife2TJ) said...

Such a CUTE card!!! :-)

jessica said...

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!!

Maria Matter said...

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

Heather said...

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


Zulma said...

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

Martha said...

adorable, thank you for joining us at Clear It Out

xxxtglxxx said...

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



Lisa said...

Super adorable Janis!! Loving that lil ladybug!!

Kelly said...

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

Kirsty said...

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!