30 May 2016

It definitely feels like summer! :o)

Hi Everyone,

I hope you've been having equally lovely days recently as we were (and are!) having in Dublin. I can't believe this gorgeous sunny weather, I feel like on holidays (being on maternity leave and not having to go to the office helps, LOL). The Little Lady and I are walking loads (well, I'm the one who is walking, she's in the buggy), and we even spend some time each day on the blanket in the back garden - that's something I have not done a lot in the recent years! :o)

Due to this lovely weather, I simply couldn't resist making a summery card. 

For the background, I used Distress Inks, and then lifted some of the colour with the use of the heart stencil by Simon Says Stamp - I lightly sprayed the card with some water mixed with Perfect Pearls through the stencil, waited a few seconds and then gently dabbed the water off with a paper towel. You need to make sure you don't use too much water, as otherwise it will seep under the stencil and wreck the pattern. The heart shapes are not perfect, however they add a nice whimsical touch to the card, I believe. 

The flower was stamped with Versamark Ink, white heat embossed and coloured with Distress Inks. It was also treated with some Wink of Stella, as you can see above. Have I mentioned to you how much I love this SSS stamp set (and also the set with the sentiments) enough times already ?! :o) I just think they're so versatile - LOVE LOVE LOVE!

I decided to keep the card relatively simple otherwise - the colours, the image/sentiment and all the sparkle speak for themselves! I finished it off with some Pretty Pink Posh droplets - I think they make the card look really fresh. 

Hope you like it!

I am entering the card into the following challenges:
SSS Wednesday challenge - Anything Goes
A Gem of a challenge - Weather 
Crafty Friends - Summer time

Have a great and summery week!


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  1. such a beautiful card, love this sentiment and what a gorgeous stamp too

    thank you for joining in with the Crafty Friends challenge....come and see us again!

  2. So very pretty
    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge this week.

    Jo x

  3. Beautiful card, the flower is gorgeous and the text very striking. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Friends. Good luck in the draw and we hope to see you back again soon.

  4. What a gorgeous card ,love the background and pretty way you framed it!


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