Monday, June 25, 2012

Wishing You a Beautiful Day

Happy Monday everyone!!  Are you all enjoying your summer so far?  I am loving having more time to just hang out with my kiddies, without the pressure of school.  And having more time to craft for the pure joy of creating!!

Today's card actually came about after looking through a book that I purchased for my boys yesterday...a mini Smash book.  (Who has jumped on the Smash book bandwagon??)  I thought the Smash books would be a great spot for them to jot down some of their summer memories.  Both of them have already filled out a few pages and added some stickers. 

One of the Smash book pages was covered with a beautiful rainbow of colors that looked as if someone had watercolored right on the page.  When I saw the page I immediately imagined this card!

To create the card I used Distress Stains to color on a piece of sticky backed canvas.  Once the stains were dry (you can speed up this process with a heat gun), I stamped my images directly onto the canvas.  I started with the Friendship Script stamp, which I stamped in Pumice Stone Distress Ink and then I added a flower image, also stamped in Pumice Stone and Black Soot, from the Nature Silhouettes stamp set.  Next, I frayed the edges of the canvas by pulling out a few of the strings from each side of the sqaure.  My card was assembled and then I added this great sentiment from the new Make a Wish stamp set.

Super fun card to create and a super fun way to start the week!  How about you?  Have you tried out any of our Silhouette stamp sets yet?  They're great paired with colorful backgrounds.  Here are links to some of my favorites that are perfect for all of your summer crafty projects!
-Nature Silhouettes
-Together Silhouettes
-Serene Silhouettes
-Polka Dot Silhouettes

Enjoy your week!

1 comment:

Victoria H. said...

Beautiful card! Love the technique and will have to give it a whirl!