Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Summer Silhouette Anniversary - Try Stampin on Tuesday #117

We had another gorgeous day yesterday and it looks like the start of a great day today.  Rain is in the forecast, but we need it.  The plants are really growing fast, unbelievably so, and I've been kept busy moving perennials, and splitting them.  I have a plant sale every Spring, and this year it's the last weekend in May.  Rather than throwing the split perennials out, I repot them and sell them.  I had a late start this year because of the cool weather, but the sudden spurt of summer like conditions has kept me hopping.
This sudden burst of plant and tree growth has caused an increase in the pollen count - and you know what that means - allergies!  I can't seem to stop sneezing or rubbing my eyes.  It's definitely anti-histamine time!

I'm participating in a fundraiser the end of May.  I'm donating some of my cards for the cause.  My craft shows are also starting next weekend.  So I am making a variety of cards.  This week it's Anniversary cards.

This anniversary card is made using the sketch challenge with Try Stampin' on Tuesday here 


 I seem to be in a monochromatic frame of mind, and this card is no exception.
The base card is Marina Mist, layered with a Whisper White card stock upon which I stamped a large flourish image.

The focal images are from the stamp set Summer Soltice.  I used the stamp-a-ma-jig to put 2 layers of Marina Mist flowers on the Gumball Green stems.  The image panels were matted with Marina Mist card stock and then attached to the card using dimensionals.  A bow made with 1/8" taffeta Marina Mist ribbon was attached to the stem of both flowers.

Three rhinestones on the upper left corner added to some bling, as well as some Dazzling Details on the flowers.

Instead of the upper left area, I placed the sentiment on the lower right.

Here's a list of materials and supplies used:
Stamps: Summer Silhouettes, Flowering Flourishes, A Word for You
Inks: Marina Mist, Gumball Green
Papers: Marina Mist, Whisper White
Accessories: 1/8" Marina Mist taffeta ribbon, Dazzling details, rhinestones, Word Window punch, Modern Word Label punch, dimensionals.

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