Hey party people! How was your Memorial Day Weekend? Nice to have a few days with the family and friends at the beginning of summer isn't it? I worked most of the weekend, which is so strange because it's the opposite of my 'old' life! I don't mind one bit though. I had a most awesome work assignment on Sunday helping Brenda photograph her Christmas Classics Collection for Sizzix that will be coming out soon. (Yes, we are talking about Christmas already!) I love to collaborate and we had a fun and productive day. It is super HOT here right now and it's supposed to be over 100 degrees for the next 5-6 days too. Guess I'll be staying inside! YUCK! I never was a hot weather person.... and now that I have reached a certain age.... I like it even less!
Because of the holiday, and because it's so hot, I was inspired to make a Summer card today! I used two of my favorite Simon Says Stamp Summer themed stamp sets - Pool Play and Cone Building. I adore these two sets for all the season's cards. They are fun and cheerful and sure to make you smile. I used a brand new paper pad too, and it just may be one of my favorite paper pads ever. (link at the bottom of my post). It's called "Sunny" and that's just what it is! The patterned paper inspired the colors for the card.
I started by stamping the ice cream cones with Distress Inks onto the smooth side of watercolor paper. Then I used a water brush and wet the ink and softened the edges a bit. I used a post it note for a mask on the top part of the cones so that the ice cream sits on there just right! I used bright green, orange and pink - pure Summer! I stamped the sentiment with Archival black ink. I wasn't sure if I was going to add some ink splatters, so I used waterproof ink just in case.
This heart image comes with the Cone Building stamp set so I added a few accent hearts in matching green ink. And, you know, some sequins!
The white paper layer is attached to the card with foam squares. This is an A2 card. I love the striped paper for this card because it totally reminds me of an ice cream shop!
Best wishes for a wonderful week ahead!