Thursday, July 19, 2012

Warm Summer Night

WOW! Has this month been busy. My oldest's All-Star team won the District Championship so we were off to play States, which was Wicked exciting!!! And Wicked far away 2hrs each way for 3 days...and the gas.

Now on to the Crafties :)
I started out just really wanting to make a sunset...and this is how it came out...

Stamps: Sitting bear, Flourish corners from Getting Grizzly and Sentiment from Just Sayin'

Rogue Redhead Designs Getting Grizzly and Just Sayin' stamp plates
Dark orange paper unknown
Stampin' Up Basic Gray, Whisper White and Pumpkin Pie cardstocks
Stampin' Up Tango Tangerine and Basic Gray ink pads
Stampin' Up Calypso Coral ribbon and Lucky Limeade designer brads
Stampin' Up Blossom punch
Creative Memories oval cutting system
colored pencils and blender pen
Adhesive, pop dots and distressing tool

I just love creating easel cards. They are FAST and a FUN surprise for the person opening that special card :)

I inked the top darker orange paper, direct to paper, with tango tangerine. Stamped the corners of the pumpkin pie, added the bow and ribbon and adhered tilted. I cut the ovals and stamped and colored the white oval, then used my distressing tool around the edges of both ovals, adhering them together and popping them up in the center.  Finishing by poking my two brads through the bottom, to hold my easel, and stamped and punched the sentiment out, inking the edges and popping up.

I am entering this card into the following Challenge:

The ABC Challenge: T for Two
I used two brads

The Stamp Man Challenge: Anything Goes/Summer Colors

Delicious Doodles: #23 Summer Holidays

Kaboodle Doodle Challenge: #128 Olympics/Sports/Outdoors

Crafty Calender Challenge: Julys Challenge Fun in the Sun

Stampendous Impressions: July is all about CITRUS

Charisma Cardz Challenge: #28 Your Favorite Animal


  1. Wonderful easel card! Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles’ “Sports, Adventure & Hobbies” Challenge!

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  2. This is a fabulous card Gorgeous use of those summer colours x Thanks for joining us at The Stampman challenge x

  3. Beautiful card. Original concept. Congratulations !

    Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week.

    Hugs from France.

  4. What a sweet card! Thanks for playing along with us at Kaboodle Doodles this week.

  5. Very cute card,and congrats to your son's team! Thanks for joining us at ABC Challenges.

  6. Sweet card, Colleen! Love the colored background!

  7. lovely card
    thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz and Delicious Doodles

  8. Awe...this is so your sunset? Thank you for joining us this week at ABC's challenge. I hope we will see more of your lovely work on the 1st!

  9. Cute card - fab sunset and great shape.
    Thanks for playing along with us at Charisma this week.
    Good luck.
    Debs xx

  10. Wow, such beautiful colours. thanks for playing at Charisma last week.

  11. Perfect colors for our Challenge! Thanks so much for playing with us with your darling card!