Monday, June 1, 2015

June Color Play

Good morning, friends! Welcome to this month's Papertrey Ink Color Play feature. This month we're gathering our inspiration from The Hungry Australian in the form of this fruit decorated sponge cake:

Can you believe those gorgeous berries? I can't be the only one inspired to bake right now, right? I don’t know about you, but I get such inspiration from fresh produce. When I saw this beautiful cake, with its glorious, fruity decoration, I knew immediately that it would make a wonderful Color Play prompt. Those berries and tiny flowers had me in the mood for summertime creating. I decided to embrace that feeling.

Fun In The Sun Card 2

I began today's card by making my "beach towel." I die cut a piece of Fresh Snow linen cardstock with one of the Stitched Rectangles dies and stamped it with variable line images from Background Basics: Super Stripes and the Plaid Builder stamp sets. I trimmed off the holes on the sides and added embroidery floss fringe on one end before setting that piece aside.

Next, I stamped a Classic Kraft card base with sentiment images from Get Lost. I began with the Scarlet Jewel focal sentiment and then filled in around it with the other sentiments in watermark ink. Then, I textured my card front with the Linen & Canvas impression plate to make it look a bit sandy. I adhered my towel to the card base and trimmed off the overhang.

Fun In The Sun Card

Next, I die cut the sandals from Flipping Out and stamped them with the heart print flip flops in Scarlet Jewel ink. I die cut the straps from Enchanted Evening and adhered them to the sandals. I adhered the sandals to the card front with a mix of flat and foam adhesives to give them a bit of dimension. Such a fun, summertime card.

Thank you so much for joining me today! I hope you'll give this month's Color Play palette a spin for yourself. Have a great week and I'll see you again soon!

Stamps: Flipping Out, Get Lost, Plaid Builder, Background Basics: Super Stripes - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Fresh Snow Linen, Classic Kraft, Enchanted Evening - Papertrey Ink
Ink: Scarlet Jewel, Enchanted Evening, Pure Poppy, New Leaf - Papertrey Ink; VersaMark - Tsukineko
Other: Flipping Out Die, Stitched Rectangles Die, Linen & Canvas Impression Plate - Papertrey Ink; Foam Tape - Scotch; Embroidery Floss - DMC


Cindy O said...

Love this card and color scheme! The background is perfect for your beach towel and flipflops :)

MelissaF said...

Beautiful beachy card - love your color combo and "sandy" impression!

Suzanne Russell said...

So cute! Very clever beach towel, Lizzy!

Luanne said...

Aack! This is adorable! I love it!!

Nicole Parmentier said...

Your card is so beautiful! Love the craft bg and the towel you created. I am sure gonna try this color combo!