It's the 25th, which means that I'm playing along with the Papertrey Ink blog hop.
This month's challenge was to be inspired by this photo:
And, Nichole also provided three sketches
and two colour combos to go along with it.
I have to admit, I was inspired more by the sketches & colour combos
than by the photo itself.
I ended up making three cards -- one for each sketch. :)
For my first card, I used the second sketch & the first colour combo.
I loved the overlapping frames and immediately thought of the slide frame die.
I'd originally thought of using three of the same frame, but it didn't fit very well on my card,
so I pulled out some Crate Paper chipboard slide frames to go along with it.
I also used my new Wet Paint die, which I die cut three times from orange zest
cardstock and layered together.
For my stamped sentiment, I stamped the "your" from Wet Paint and I masked the
"summer" from the "sweet summertime" stamp from Monthly Moments: June.
As a finishing touch, I inked some Pretty Pink Posh wooden stars with
my Tim Holtz blending tool and the inks listed in the colour combo.
For my second card, I used Danielle's Make It Monday: Vellum Overlays technique,
along with the third sketch and the second colour combo.
For this card, I used some Heidi Swapp patterned paper that matched
the colour combo perfectly.
I love that the patterned paper said "choose happy" and thought it would be fun to add
the vellum overlay over top.
I stamped the "today" from Wet Paint II on the vellum in Versamark & heat embossed it in white.
I die cut the new Monthly Moments: Tabbed die cuts from the Heidi Swapp
patterned paper and adhered it to the vellum.
I stamped part of the "y" from "today" onto the last tag and heat embossed it in white, as well.
I added some stitching and some Pretty Pink Posh sequins
Here's a close up of the overlay over the patterned paper:
And for my last card, I once again used Danielle's Make It Monday: Vellum Overlays technique,
the first colour combo and the first sketch.
I decided to make another "enjoy summer" card and used the same die as on my first card.
However, I also decided, instead of the wedged circles in the sketch
to use my new Summer Sweetness stamps and dies.
I masked and stamped the "summer" from the "enjoy summer" sentiment in
Summer Sweetness and heat embossed it in white.
I die cut the Wet Paint die & the popsicles from white card stock.
I kept this one fairly simple, but love how it turned out!
I'm also linking all three of these cards to this week's
Thanks for looking!