Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Bold, Bright and Beautiful

The weather here over the past week has been wet, dark and gloomy so I have been cheering myself up by playing with an array of bright and beautiful papers in my craft room!

Have you ordered your Taste of Summer paper pack and stamp set yet? They are a limited edition and only available in May - don't miss out! - you can order them here in my online shop.

I created this sweet strawberry card using both the papers and the stamp set from the Taste of Summer range...

I teamed the lovely bright papers with the one of my favourite paper packs - the Paper Fundamentals Whimsy Assortment...I love the embossed texture of these papers. I topped my strawberries with leaf and flower shapes from the Cricut® Artiste Collection and I think this gave them a more realistic look ... and of course no strawberry patch is complete without a busy little bee. The bee image can be found in the Happy Everything stamp set... a portion of the proceeds of this set go direct to Operation Smile and can change the life of a child. Since 1982 Operation Smile has performed over 220,000 surgical procedures to correct facial deformities in children - life altering surgeries that give bright, beautiful futures to these children.

This card also uses one of the sentiments from the Happy Everything stamp set. It certainly is a "must-have" set for your crafting collection.

An Embossing Tool was used to give the floral embellishments some definition they were also Sanded, exposing the white core of the cardstock...  adding an element of texture to the overall card design... the embossed background was created with the Dot Embossing Folder.

Thank you for visiting my blog today - I hope your week is full of bright beautiful days!

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