July 26, 2014

Just For You


I hope everyone is having a great weekend, so far.  The day started off with my daughter and I joining my coworkers, in the local Tall Corn Days parade, representing my company.  Tall Corn Days is a festival held each year, in celebration of the town's history.  There is tons of fresh sweet corn, and lots of activities for both adults and children.  We had a blast handing out candy, t-shirts and other items with my company's logo on them.  It was a nice morning also, so we didn't mind the 5 mile walk.  After the parade though, it got gray and overcast, and sprinkled for a bit.  Perfect time to make a card, right?  I thought so too.  Here is what I made.

I saw the most beautiful sunset not too long ago, and tried to recreate it on my card.  I just got some new Avery Elle stamps that were perfect for my idea.  The embossed cardstock is a very pale blue, although it looks almost white.  I randomly placed some sequins and gems, although I have the most difficult time making them look "random".  Anyone else have that issue? lol  I'm going to add this to my stash, and send it to someone special, when they need a pick me up.  I'm excited to participate in the newest Fusion Card challenge.  You can see the beautiful inspiration photo and sketch I used for this card, HERE.  I love it when ideas turn out almost exactly how you picture them in your head.

I'm off to use my time wisely, and try to get a couple more cards done before the concert tonight.  I hope everyone has a wonderful afternoon!

Stay crafty my friends!

What's In It?
Paper: SU Whisper White cardstock, SU Very Vanilla cardstock, Bazzill Light Blue cardstock
Stamps: Avery Elle Bright Days, WPlus9 Damask Frames
Ink: Avery Elle Orchid & Pixie pigment ink, Tumbled Glass distress ink, Simon Says Stamp Smoke dye ink
Accessories: Smooth Circle Nestabilities, Musical Flourish embossing folder, Prima Laraine flowers, Simon Says Stamp Chantilly Crème sequins, Zva Creative Gems, Scalloped Heart Lace, Maya Road Twine


Bananastamper said...

Beautiful card! Love the embossing and the sunset effect!

Patti J said...

Beautifully done, Steph! That CS is a gorgeous blue...so light and summery. Glad you had a good day, and that your DD felt well enough to attend the festivities with you. I have the same issue with sequins ;-) No spending time wisely for me today...went to a rubber stamp show, spent too much money. Saw lots of friends though! Hugs...

Katie Ann Brooks said...

this is a knock out card! I love the flow with the swirls and the DP up top and the twine! Great job and thank you for joining us at Fusion!

wienerhoneymooners said...

How romantic and lovely!!! Thanks for joining us at FUSION, I sure hope you join again this Thursday!!!!