Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Happy 4th of July ...

Today's card is for The Paper Players Summertime Theme Challenge.  Here is the inspiration photo ...

With the 4th of July right around the corner and that is the ultimate summertime fun for me, I knew I wanted something along those lines.  With my new stamps in hand, I started creating and ended up with this ...

Stamps:  Holiday Basket, Basket Additions 2 (GKD)
Paper:  White, Ballet Blue Real Red
Ink:  Memento Black, Real Red
Accessories:  Cuttlebug stars embossing folder, Nestabilities lacy square and square dies, Prismacolor pencils, OMS, Real Red ribbon, Bitty Banner Framelits, button brad (non SU), pop dots, corner rounder
All products are Stampin' Up unless otherwise noted.

  • The basket is not straight but after all the coloring I did, it was going to have to work.
  • The handles on the basket are movable.
  • Colored pencils were used since I wanted a different coloring method.
  • Card size is 6 1/4 x 4 1/2 as the basket is a big image. especially after matting it.
Other quick news ...

My pink tree card (here), was actually a winner in the Pretty In Pink challenge over at StampTV.  I'm still doing the happy dance!  

Thanks for stopping by and as always...

Have a great day,
Pam~

8 comments:

KER said...

yummy card...cool that the handles move...great coloring...love the image

Ann Schach said...

What a perfect summertime card! I LOVE this basket stamp! How clever to have moveable handles! Thanks for playing with The Paper Players!

Christy Q @ SchnauzerCrafts Creations said...

This is too stinkin' cute, Pam! I love the coloring you did and the movable handles are GENIUS!! I'm hungry for some watermelon as a result of your card.

Nance Leedy said...

LOVE that basket, Pam! How clever to make the handles movable and your coloring is so realistic! What a wonderful summertime treat! So glad you joined us at The Paper Players!

Benzi said...

Congrats on your pink card...that always makes for a happy day. Yea!

I dearly love this card. After Christmas, the 4th of July is my favorite holiday. Love that picnic basket...and the handles move? Great creation, Pam.

Yes, we had that same lightning show this past Sunday and early Monday, I believe. Geez!

Anne Marie Hile said...

Hi Pam! I don't think you could have created a better card so perfect to celebrate summer! Love that the basket handles are movable, too. that's a really cool detail. Thanks so much for joining us this week over at the Paper Players! :) Hugs!

Diane - oliverdi@att.net said...

Pam so cute. You really have a summer theme going lately and I love it. That is too cute that the basket handles move... so sweet. hugs.

Donna Heber said...

Great card for the 4th of July! Love how you created the handle baskets :-)