Sunday, June 27, 2010

Stormy Sunday

This has been quite a month around here. Today we had our 3rd tornado watch for the month. Quite incredible. Thank God that the storms went farther south from us and we just got rain and high winds. Another branch came down today. That's one way of thinning out the dying branches from our maple tree. I just feel so bad for the families 1/2 hour south of us that have gotten slammed each time. Don't know what's going on with the weather this summer, but I do know it's been really intense!

Since it's been so stormy, I thought today would be a good day to share a card that seems very serene. This should combat all that wildness outside! Does the card look familiar? It should because it's showcased on the front cover of the Summer Mini. My Hostess Club ladies wanted to recreate the card, so we did our best to come up with something similar. They all were very happy with the results and are actually going to make more of them!

Stamps: Elements of Style, Charming
Cardstock: Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Bashful Blue, and Presto Patterns Specialty Designer Paper
Ink: Sahara Sand, Basic Brown (retired), Melon Mambo, Old Olive, Bashful Blue
Accessories: Aqua Painter, Mostly Vintage Stencil, Sponge quarter, Vanilla Hodge Podge Hardware, Pretties Kit (retired), Small Oval Punch, Butterfly Punch, Distressing Tool, Log Cabin and Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritzes, Bashful Blue Mini Brads, Bashful Blue Taffeta Ribbon, white crochet cotton, and Dimensionals.

hmmm... I think I remembered all the tools and accessories we used to make this card. Seems like we had a huge pile of 'stuff' on the table when we were finished. But it really did turn out lovely, so it was worth all the time and effort that went into it! The stencil sponged on the background is what really pulls it all together. It's just a soft filler, but how cool.
And did you notice where the Charming set was used? It's that little piece of cardstock tucked in behind the ripped edge on the top. I couldn't figure out what was actually used on the original, so we improvised a bit. Some of the ladies also took a sliver of those words and tucked it under the torn bottom corner too. By that time I had already stopped working on my card, but they were on a roll and continued playing with it til they were happy. That's what I call real dedication! Or maybe it's really obsessiveness!! Either way, we all had fun making this card.

Hope you enjoy it and find time to create (or recreate!) something today too!


Rhonda Langley said...

This is lovely! I love all the vintage look. Don't you just love that Charming set? The butterfly is a nice touch!
Crazy weather!!

Kristy Tyra said...

Your card is beautiful! I love the look of the layering. I hope I didn't miss your visit to my neck of the woods. Whenever you are "down" here, just give me a call.