While some people plan big summer vacations every year, I really enjoy hanging out at home during my time off. I’ve really grown to love Summer Staycations. Sure, I will spend some time in Mom’s guest room and on Nana’s couch, but I mostly enjoy when they come to visit me or when I can just hang out at home.
This week’s theme challenge from The Paper Players is Summer Holiday. Would I take you to the beach? Would I try to recreate a theme park trip? A cruise? Nope. I decided to keep it “chill” and hang out, happy to do nothing. Here’s my card:
Tips, Tricks and Reminders:
- Look Carefully! When I first saw the challenge for this week, my mind went straight to the sentiment in the middle of this card. Have you seen it before? While most of today’s project is created by snipping and paper-piecing, I’ve used two stamps that you might not recognize. Both stamps are very high-profile stamp sets, but it’s possible that you might not have seen these particular images before. Can you guess them? Pay close attention to your stamps – you might have some images that you are neglecting. 🙂 The sentiment is from From My Heart, and the jagged circle is from Dude You’re Welcome:
- Deconstructed Sunshine. Other than the sentiment, the central focus of this card is the 1970’s-inspired, deconstructed sunshine. I didn’t want to make a literal sunshine, so I played around with different shapes and patterns to arrive at this look. I am quite happy with it – later this week, I am going to share some tips about how to crop these shapes and assemble them.
- Colors. Daffodil Delight and Pumpkin Pie were the obvious choices to represent sunbeams. As the card began to take on a groovy ’70’s vibe, I added Tempting Turquoise. I was happy with these three colors. When I tried to attach these shapes to a 6″x6″ card base, I realized I was limited on the colors I have in 12″x12″. Pool Party is the only color that came close to fitting this color scheme (Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler and Crumb Cake were my other options). I really liked it here, so I embraced the Pool Party and added it in other areas, as well.
Stamp sets: From My Heart, Dude You’re Welcome Papers: Tempting Turquoise, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Pool Party, Pool Party Core’dinations Inks: Tempting Turquoise, Pumpkin Pie Accessories: 3″ Circle Originals, Stampin’ Dimensionals
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