Tuesday, July 5, 2011

STAMPED Summertime Fun!!




Here's my entry for Stamp It! Cards Week Challenge in the Moxie Fab World - where we are to: "Create a card in which stamping is the predominant element"
For my card I stamped the super sweet stamp "Dancing with Flowers" (HA) and clearembossed it (Ranger's). Then I used the envelope pattern (HA) and stamped the background. To get the shadowy effect I used a dauber with walnut stain and worked my way from the middle and out. I also embossed the frienship sentiment on the cardbase with Ranger's gold.
I'm also entering this card at Hero Art's  , Reasonable ribbons' and Wee Memories "summertime/ summer fun"challenges . Personally I can't think of anything more  fun and summery than celebating Midsummer which we did here last week. Unfortunately it was rainy and cold this year - think you can tell from my jacket... (the 1st picture is just one I found on the internet)We still danced around the pole and had the traditional lunch of herring, new potatoes, Swedish meatballs, salmon, eggs with black caviar and hard bread with Cheddar cheese.

This last picture is of my sweet niece who recently lost her two front teeth - I just LOOVE that smile!!!
/Karin

12 comments:

Virginia L. said...

Wow, Karin! This card is GORGEOUS! Love the shading! The monochromatic theme is perfect for this design! Thanks for sharing your summer photos! I so love the Nordic cuisine and culture!I'm hoping to take a cruise there next summer! The wreathes are so very pretty!And oh...your niece is such a cutie!

Lisa said...

Karin this is WONDERFUL! It looks like the hot summer sunset is reflecting off of them!!! And your neice...how cute is she!!! Also want to thank you for the sweet comments you leave for me. I greatly appreciate them all!

Annette said...

What a cute card. Love the Shading..

lostinpaper said...

Your card is fabulous! LOVE the monochromatic palette! Your May dance looks like heaps of fun thanks for sharing your photos, your flowers are gorgeous!

yyam said...

Oh my! This is an outstanding card! Love the old vintagey feel of this with the monochromatic color scheme. :)

meluv2scrap said...

Awesome card!!! It is just beautiful!

Emily Leiphart said...

I love your card and the photos, Karin! The wreath is gorgeous and the food looks soooo good!

Angela Fehr said...

Karin, this card is lovely! And I'd love to take part in your Midsummer festivities - we're none too warm here in Canada this summer yet either!

pandorasask said...

Det här var bara såååå snyggt! Ser ut som koppar, åtminstone på fotot. Helt klart en teknik jag måste testa, jag som använder mina duttar ganska ofta. Kanske köpa nån liten ny stämpel också... :-)

Craftylicious said...

Karin this super duper gorgeous!! :) I have the exact same stamp! tfs!! great inspiration my friend! n ur niece is sooo adorable! you're looking very sweet urself there dear! :)

Cath said...

Hey Karin! Thanks again for linking up to the Stamp It! Cards Week challenge in the Moxie Fab World! :)

mommyof5kidz said...

Awesome!!! Thanks for playing with us at Really Reasonable Ribbon!