Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy Summer!

Happy Fourth of July to all my friends here in the U.S.A.!

Hello! Today marks what I think of as the middle of summer, so a summer card seemed appropriate. I have to also admit that I only have one stamp set (so far!) from the Craft's Meow, and I'm using it today for their new sketch challenge. You can see the sketch below. I really love this dp because Fourth of July in my hometown meant the coming of the carnival! When I was little, that was a really big deal. Now kids can go to Great America when they want, but we had just a few days to go to the carnival. Great memories!! (As a matter of fact, the Craft's Meow has this great new carnival set that I'm just going to have to buy!)

I stamped the banner and colored it in. I decided that the line holding it up should be some fun twine. I also have other twine wrapped around the card. I stamped, cut out, colored and popped up the sun and cloud for some extra interest. I added two green gems, matted it all and I was done. It's a fairly simple card, but it was fun to do!

Challenge: July Card Sketch Challenge: The Craft's Meow
Stamp Set: Sending You Sunshine: The Craft's Meow
DP: Summer Days: Echo Park
CS: Summer Sunrise: Stampin' UP, White: Papertrey Ink
Ink: Clearly Better: TCP Studio
Extras: Pink Sorbet and Peapod Twine: The Twinery, green gems


Anonymous said...

What a fun happy card!

Happy 4th!

lisa a.

lynn said...

anne, i LOVE how you've used the stamps! that set is so versatile and your card is so adorable!

Berenice R. said...

So beautiful card! :)

Lisa Hjulberg said...

This is such a cute card Anne! It makes me smile! I agree, all things carnival evoke such happy memories. ;) Thanks so much for playing in our sketch challenge!


Regina aka Mrs. Ham said...

Wow....your card is just so darn cute. I love that paper you used. The focal is just perfect.

~amy~ said...

Your card screams happy:) Thanks for playing with us over The Craft's Meow!