Saturday, July 16, 2011

have a great day

Someone please stop me! I'm supposed to be relaxing but I can't stop blogging! LOL My new Hero Arts Shoes set was begging to be inked up so I just had to make this card using the Color Throwdown #150 combination which is perfect for the Hero Arts July Contest Summertime Theme. I bought the nesties used to make this card shape because I was inspired by my talented friend Donna Mikasa's cards here, here and here. I ended up with both Wonky Rectangles and Reverse Wonky Rectangles so be prepared to see a lot of both in the future. :Þ

I learned something about making these frames during sublication (making cards to submit for publication). When they are embossed, they shrink so the edge of the white panel shows at the edges behind the frame. It looks a lot better if you trim a millimetre off all sides. I used the direct-to-paper inking technique on the flip flops and you can see in the close up photo how it leathered up the paper. I love how real the sandals look! I was going to fussy cut the flower and layer it but I got lazy. Everything else is pretty straight forward.

Do you like my new watermark? I bet you're not the least bit surprised to see another bike! I asked Unity's Lisa Arana create it for me. She is so talented and sells a lot of super cool watermarks. I only have about ten of them now. ;) Check out Lisa's blog HERE for more info!

Sources: SU Certainly Celery cardstock; Gina K Designs 120lb pure luxury white cardstock; Hero Arts Clouds, Joy Ride & Shoes; SU Tempting Turquoise, Rose Red & Pink Pirouette inks; Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Copics; Spellbinders Nestabilities Wonky Rectangles; MFT Fresh Cut Grass die; QuicKutz Epic Six; SU Basic Rhinestones; Stampin' Dimensionals

31 comments:

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

That is the CUTEST frame! I love the clouds and those flip flops! SOOOOO fun! Great job!! And hooooray for crafting and sharing your fabbby creations with us--but I hope you get to relax soon:) HUGS!

Jocelyn said...

Love the wonky rectangles...the frame looks so cool! The flip flops are adorable! Awesome card, Emily. I would tell you to step away from the computer, but I'm guessing that crafting and blogging is pretty relaxing, too :)

lotte chew said...

WOW!! such a fun card!! love the clouds.. the flip flops... the grass.. the shape pf the card...

dahlhousedesigns said...

Get outta here!!! LOVE how the grass is peeking up from the frame! Totally rockin'.

Thanks for the link up girlie. You are too sweet.

lisa a.

Ujjwal said...

This card has so much fun factor! The shape, the colors and those adorable flip flops :)

I love your new watermark, the bike is super cute :)

Annette said...

very very cute...

Jay Gee said...

Love this Emily. The shape is fabulous and the framing too. I have to try this :)

Julie E said...

Awww, it is soooo cute! That frame is fabbie :>)

Kelly Booth said...

Yep....Miss Donna is a real Enabler I tell ya!! I have the Wonky but am still waiting on the reverse which I want sooooooo BAD!! This card is adorable Emily.....

Saskia said...

I feel the sun! :)

donna mikasa said...

Love your fun, summery card! Glad to enable you with the Nesties--oh my, I have used them a lot! I've always wanted to put a watermark on my cards. Thanks for the link to Lisa's blog!

Ruby said...

Ooh this card just makes you want to lie in the grass, kick off your flip flops and read a good book! Lovely!!!

Vicky Hayes said...

What a lovely card Emily! If you won't relax yourself you can make a relaxed looking card! You're right - the flower on the flip flops would have been great layered but the card is superb anyway. Love the new watermark - I think I must have a bit of a thing about bikes!

Emily Keaton said...

So sweet and summery, Emily! I love your pretty sandals and that great cloudy sky. LOVE the new card shape, too!!

Brenda said...

Love your fun summer caard Emily! Those flip-flops do look leathery! Nice watermark!

Lisa said...

I agree,Emily, I LOVE those Wonky Rectangles!! I have the Reverse ones and they are my favs. I have been looking for the wonky- next on the list :)
Love this card- reminds me of just laying on a blanket in the grass looking up, and watching the clouds pass by- so summery!

Lynn said...

Super fun summer card! Love those little flip flops in the grass!

Roslyn said...

That is a cute card! I love the shape - think I will have to look for those nestabilities!

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

What a fun card, Em! I love the shape of it and the cute little flip flops! :)

onecraftymama said...

I'm thinking maybe crafting & blogging IS relaxing for you! I know I feel better when I read comments on what I've made :)
Love the layered grass, and the bling on the thongs - too cute! Now to go check out the shoes set...

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Beautiful card Emily, love the flip flops and great shaped card base, great idea:0) I hope you are taking it a little slower now? Look after your self, hugs Gay xxx

Healthier And Wealthier said...

Glad you are following your passion! Almost better than resting!
Sandra

Jenny said...

I love this shaped card base Emily, I have these nesties but thought of using them like that. Cute flip flops too:)
Jenny x

Jen Carter said...

That frame is such a cute idea! I love the shape of it too! I really like the whole scene you put together! What cute shoes!

Lorraine said...

Love your adorable sandals card! The framing is cool and I love how the sandals were made & decorated!

Erin said...

Must have those nesties!!!!!!!!!! Super cute and summery, just darling!

Meg said...

I never would have pictured you as a wonky rectangle gal, Em, but this card is fantastic! Those sandals look so fabulous (I almost bought that pair the other day but the soles were I think made of cardboard. They were even pink! Sadness.).

Thanks for the tip about the embossing and shrinkage, too.

Sarah said...

Super cute card! Love the flip flops in the grass.

Laura Pryor said...

Flip flops are my absolute favorite thing about Summer! Once the toes come out, the stay out! HA!! I just love this fun, Summery design! SO GLAD to have had you with us this week at the Color Throwdown Challenge!

Lindsey said...

I just love the funky shape of this card. And your scene is the epitome of summer! How funny that you can make such a laid-back looking card, even when you can't seem to take a break! :P

walchowDesign said...

Love the frame and the slippers - so cute, Emily!