Today, I'm participating in the Papertrey Ink Blog Hop.
Our challenge was to use this beautiful photo as inspiration:
Isn't it fabulous?
I just love it!
In fact, I love it so much that I was inspired to make 17 cards using it. ;)
First of all, I was inspired to make some cards for my Sunday School girls.
I can't believe our year together is almost up and
that next year, they'll be moving up to junior high.
I wanted to give them each a card to remind them how awesome they are...
Since I have seven girls in my group, I made seven cards, using my MISTI.
I actually made eight cards, anticipating that I might make a mistake on one of them...
I started by stamping the popsicles from Summer Sweetness on a watercolour
panel, spritzing my stamps with water after inking them up each time.
On the bottom two, I reinked them again with a different colour.
I added the sticks and drops & then stamped the sentiment
(from SSS Big Scripty Sentiments) in Altenew Evening Grey.
For something a little different, I folded a piece of sweet blush cardstock in half
and used that as my card back.
And remember how I said I made eight cards, just in case?
Well, it was a good thing I did, because one of my popsicle details got stamped
all crooked (a side-effect of spritzing with water!), so I diecut three of the
popsicles from the panel using the coordinating dies and made this card:
I watercoloured the background using some harvest gold and bright buttercup
ink pressed onto an acrylic block, mixed with water.
I stamped a piece of aqua mist cardstock with my MFT Sketched Chevron Background stamp.
I stamped the sentiment (from Summer Sweetness)
and added some wooden stars to finish it off.
And then, when you'd think that 8 cards would be enough,
I was brainstorming ideas for the couples who are getting married soon for whom
our church is throwing a Jack & Jill potluck lunch shower
and thought how, since the shower is centered around the meal,
popsicles could be a sweet image to include.
So, I made nine cards like this:
What do you think?
I stamped the harvest gold/berry sorbet popsicles onto their coordinating diecuts
using the same technique as above.
Using my MISTI (how I love this tool!), I stamped the aqua mist/tropical teal popsicle
as well as the sentiments (from Walter & Winnie's The Big, The Bold and Blessings)
on each card front.
Then, leaving my sentiment stamps in place,
I stamped them onto the popsicle diecuts before adhering them to my cards.
Pretty sweet, don't you think? ;)
Thanks for looking!