Have you seen the Adirondack chair die from the Colorful Seasons Bundle? Nothing says sit back, relax and “just breathe” the fresh air like an Adirondack chair. I love this die cut shape. It makes me want to find a cool drink, some sun glasses and enjoy the sunshine!
Actually, this Colorful Seasons Bundle is probably my favorite bundle in the catalog. It is one that I know that I’ll be reaching for again and again. There are so many fun shapes and seasonal images to craft year round — winter, spring, summer and fall. And, the sentiments are just beautiful and timeless.
Below is one of the cards from my June stamp camp – which was designed by the very talented Melissa Ellis, another Inky Angel. It uses five different techniques – tearing, dry embossing, die cutting, sponging and masking – to create depth and interest. It features Tranquil Tide, Soft Sky, Crumb Cake, Whisper White and the Wood Textures Designer Series. To make the background clouds, I created a mask using the cloud images from Up & Away Thinlits and sponged the clouds with Soft Sky. After dry embossing the Crumb Cake piece using the Softy Falling embossing folder, I sponged Crumb Cake ink on the raised dots using a very light touch.
Thanks for stopping by. I think it is a good time to sit in the sunshine and study the new Stampin’ Up! catalog.
Until next time, sending you crafting hugs and inspiration wishes!