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Monday, June 28, 2010

Happy July 4th - SSSC75 and CIC65

Happy Monday evening all,

I find the process of working up a design to fit more than one challenge kind of fun, so this week, I have a card that fits the Sweet Sunday Sketch challenge 75 and the Cupcake Inspiration challenge 65.  The theme for the CIC is patriotic, this being the week before July 4th.  It gave me a chance to ink up my new SU "July 4th" stamp set.  I paired it with the papers from the TE July 4th Project Pantry kit to complete this very patriotic card.

As for the SSSC, Karen's layout was a fun one again this week, and thinking of what would work for the 6 small elements at the bottom was rather "challenging".  After finishing the first card, I decided to make a second, since once I got the sketch in my mind, I was on a roll.  Both are totally different and I love the way they turned out.

Card#1:  Happy 4th of July

I think the stars work well for the bottom elements.

(Aren't these cupcakes sweet?)

Card #2: Happy Birthday

I used the new SU wheel builders from the Summer Mini in the square behind the circle. It was the first time I tried them and it took me awhile to get the middle wheel to ink up. Eventually, it worked. Like all the SU wheels, they're pretty fun and easy to get a quick background when you want something besides patterned paper. This very bright and fun card uses retired, retiring and new SU products.

Close up of the bottom of the card:

Card One:
Stamps: SU "July 4th" set
Paper: Card stock and patterned papers from Taylored Expressions "4th of July Project Pantry kit"
Ink: SU cherry cobbler, marina mist and baja breeze
Other: SU small star punch, SU polka dot embossing folder, classic circle and big scallop circle nesties, star rhinestones, the big shot and dimensionals

Card Two:
Stamps: SU "Birthday Whimsy" set (retired), SU wheel builders: candle crazy, birthday and so many stars from the Summer Mini catalog
Paper: SU whisper white, melon mambo, bermuda bay, crushed curry card stock and melon mambo DSP
Ink: Melon mambo, bermuda bay and crushed curry
Other: SU polka dot ribbon, round paper clip, classic circle and big scallop circle nesties, SU 1" round punch, SU small corner rounder, yellow stickles, the big shot and dimensionals

Thanks for looking in today,

1 comment:

  1. Wonderful cards...great colors and details! Thanks for playing along with the Cupcake Inspiration Challenge!


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