Wednesday, August 3, 2011

A little Sunshine, with help from Verve Stamps

I've received such lovely responses to my recent projects featuring images from Tellen's Place Designs. The owner, Terry, told me she likes my coloring! which means the world to me. Mom asked if I could one of the bathing beauty images for a card for her friend's granddaughter. I actually have a photo of the sweetie in question in our living room, modeling my first Feria dress. I'm hoping to see them when I visit my folks this winter.

I made a joy fold card with
Ally Beach Cool and my beautiful new set from Verve Stamps. I won these from the Mojo Monday 200 Celebration, and I've gotta tell you, I'm hooked! Not only are the stamps beautiful and excellent quality, check out how they were sent:

Wouldn't this make a great gift?! And you know I saved the wrapping for future use!

For the backing paper, I stamped a mix of the sun stamps in watermark ink on light yellow paper, then heat-embossed with transparent-yellow powder. I added detail with different yellow markers. The card itself is 4.25x4.25, so I cut the backing paper into 1.875 squares. For a little something extra, I added matching bows on the front and back.
I added flocking for texture: yellow on the bear, and light blue on the towel.Of course, I couldn't help but want to share this in a few challenges:
Critter Sketch Challenge #76: Summer Fun
The Crazy Challenge #78: The Sun is Out
Allsorts Challenge Week 114: Free & Easy

Ally Beach Cool by Tellen's Place Designs, Let It Shine set by Verve Stamps
Paper: Recollections, Hammermill

Tools: Fiskars papercutter, Martha Stewart scissors, HP printer & ink, Adobe InDesign, Marvy heat tool

Other: ZipDry glue, ZIG glue pen, Versamark & Memento inks, Stampendous embossing powder & flocking, Smirk glitter pen, Offray ribbon
, American Crafts stamp marker
Y02, Y000, Y17, Y04, FY1, YR12, RV11, RV02, BG000, B05, FBG2, FB2, E17, E13, E47, E37


  1. Love the shape and summer colors.
    Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenge!

  2. Christina, aren't you the clever one. What a gorgeous background you made with those wonderful stamps! The detail can be seen clearly and it's so very beautiful! Your coloring is indeed fantastic! You certainly do a super job with your Copics! I just adore how well you represent Tellen's Place Designs images - you're fabulous and I was so thrilled to have gotten to meet you. Hopefully, we will get a chance to sit down and talk and craft again! ;-)

  3. I goin' to have to pay to visit your blog?....ha!.....I'm so glad your talent and creativity are getting recognized.....and this ickle beauty is GORJUSS!

  4. Very cute...I love your creative take on the joy fold card...It's wonderful...

  5. Beautiful card, I love the bright colors of the card and your coloring is great!


  6. What a fun fold and such a cute image, great summer card! Thanks for joining us this week @ Critter Sketch :)

  7. Beautiful summer card! Great shape and colours!
    Thanks for joining Allsorts for our last Free and Easy july challenge. Good luck and I hope to see you again!
    Hugs, Jill

  8. Hi CG, Oh my goodness, you lucky girl, I love Verve stamps & for me the packaging is truly wow, nearly as exciting as the package contents lol! And a gorgeous summer card too. Just popped over from Feline Playful to say welcome & follow your blog x

  9. Love the flocking for the extra texture! The whole card is fun and summery! Thanks for joining us at the Crazy Challenge - good luck!

  10. What a wonderful card - such a funny image and perfect summer colors. I love the shape of the card! Thank you for playing along with us this week at the crazy challenge. Good luck, Dominique

  11. Love this card- the fold is great and yes- you do have great coloring! I am new at Feline Playful with you! Look forward to seeing lots more of your great coloring!

  12. Would love it if you picked up a little award from my Fabulous Followers post :)

  13. I didnt know how to reach you but thought i would send you the link to the celosia flower you liked. I searched the internet and found it. here is the link to the image :)

    Jennifer Dove

    thanks for following my blog. have fun coloring!

  14. So glad that Terry likes your colouring... she is such a fab person. You are lucky to be associated with her.
    This is a lovely card.

    Have left something for you on my blog.
    xxx Monica


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