Monday, June 1, 2015

welcome summer!!

Hello there & welcome SUMMER!!!

As temperatures are rising here in Europe, I'm seriously looking forward to mixing some fruity & summary drinks & slurping them on my balcony!!
And to get into that summer mood, I thought I'll start with an awesome card:
Paper Smooches' 'Get Outta Town' is absolutely fabulous for anything that screams *summer* or *holidays*, and so this stamp set was perfect for my creation.

I actually made the paper for those pineapple drinks myself: I used distress inks on watercolor paper & lots of water & created this fun pattern. After it was all dry I just repeatedly stamped the drinks on that watercolor paper & cut them out. (and I bought this pretty card base in my local craft store, but any border die could probably achieve a similar look - I just don't have a die cutting machine - - - yet...).

A little foam tape gives nice dimension & makes those drinks *pop* = )

The only thing that might be a little tricky with this card is to make sure the drinks are all aligned, but with ruler & pencil no problem at all :-)

So overall, this card is really super simple & a lot of fun to create!
See you next time,

P.S.: With this card I participate in the Paper Smooches 'Anything Goes' Challenge, as well as the SSS Monday 'Royal' Challenge (to me these cocktails look so good - truly *royal* if you ask me!! haha) & the SSS Wednesday Challenge ('Anything Goes').
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  1. Here's to fruity drinks on the balcony! Adorable pineapples.

  2. This card caught my eye when I was scanning the entries over at the SSS Monday Challenge - so, so pretty & cute!

  3. Fabulous card, Stephanie! BTW, you might want to check this post: You won some Purple Onion Designs stamp from my blog giveaway. :)

  4. Oh this is adorable! I love all those fun cocktails! Thanks for playing along with us at PaperSmooches Sparks!

  5. wicked fun card! love the repetitive image :) Thank you for playing a long with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

  6. Now I'm really feeling thirsty looking at your card :) I love how you watercoloured your own paper for the pineapples...great effect :)
    Thanks for joining in the challenge at PS Sparks this week :0)
    Jenny x

  7. OMG OMG OMG!! SO SWEET!! I LOVE this and the FUN Repeated Design!! Great WaterColored Layers and I LOVE the Border Edge too!! =) THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)THANKS for joining us on the Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge Blog and I hope you'll join us again this Week!! =)

  8. Sweet card! Looks like a happy place to me! Thanks for playing along with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

  9. Thank you so much for your lovely comment you left on my blog - you really made my day !

    I absolutely love your card, love your juicy pineapples which have made me crave a fruity cocktail !

    Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge this week. Hope to see you again !

    Jo x


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