Friday, June 5, 2009

Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy

Summer’s here and the time is right for…. making easy breezy lemon squeezy cards! When warm weather hits, many of us want to be outside and having some fun in the sun, but we can’t give up our love of card making! This Flourishes challenge is all about making simple cards with a summer time flair.




I created this multi-colored embossed Daffodil by using my Stampin' Spots Craft pads in Summer Sun, Pumpkin Pie and Garden Green directly on the stamp. Because the Stampin' Spots are small you can get into the smaller places. After stamping I embossed with clear Embossing Powder. It sure gives it a nice glossy look.


I also used my new Spellbinders Impressabilities plate to created the debossed texture on the white layer (boy I wish you could see it better - it's so pretty!). I added a simple row of this beautiful ribbon from the Flourishes store, and the brand new Finishing Touches Beautiful Brads as accent. Simple - but elegant.



So, join us! Make an easy breezy card and either leave a comment on the Flourishes Newsletter HERE or upload to SCS using the keyword fllcjune. If you play along you could win all three of our new releases to be unveiled starting next Wednesday! The deadline to enter is Friday, June 12th at 5 PM Eastern.

We'll announce the lucky winner during our release party. Check the Flourishes Newsletter for details!

And...stop by these Design Team Members' Blogs to see what Easy Breezy Creations they've put together...

Faith Hofrichter
Julie Koerber
Latisha Yoast
Laura Fredrickson
Leslie Miller
Stacy Morgan


Recipe: Stamps: Flourishes - Daffodil; Ink: Summer Sun, Pumpkin Pie and Garden Green Craft Ink; Paper: Tangerine Tango, Whisper White; Accessories: Clear Embossing Powder, Big Shot, Spellbinders - Labels Four, Impressabilities Flowers, Dimensionals, Finishing Touches - Beautiful Brads - Gold, May Arts Ribbon - Solid/Texture - Bittersweet.

12 comments:

LeAnne said...

Wow, this is a real eye-catcher! That ribbon is incredible--I have been eying those charms and little doo-dads, too! Very clever & cute--might have to break down and get some!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Beautiful!

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Fabulous! Love the colour in the flower and the embossed background is awewsome!

Becky said...

This is just gorgeous.

Crystal said...

Christine, WOW this is stunning!!! Love that gorgeous ribbon treatment and your image with the nesties...BEAUTIFUL!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Very cool Christine! The coloring on your daffodil looks great and I like the ribbon you used.

Ruthie said...

AWESOME! Love the colors!

Julie Koerber said...

Love this popping color and contrast Christine! Perfect summer time card with those vibrant colors!

Leslie Miller said...

Oooooh, this is elegant, Christine! It doesn't convey a sense of simple at all, yet when I really look, I see it actually would be pretty quick to make. You did a beautiful job with this challenge! I can't help but love that orange ribbon, too. I've been eyeing it in the store. It looks wonderful on your card!

Latisha said...

This is so beautiful!!

Rose Ann said...

This is beautiful, Christine!! I love the summery colors, and your fabulous hardware!!

Chriserendipity said...

Christine--I expected to see a post on a summery lemon dessert--it sure caught my attention!!! Love all the work you do, and this one is no exception! You are an inspiration!

Chris in Calgary, AB Canada