Monday, July 15, 2013

Princesses at Sunshine Mail

It's time for a new Sunshine Mail Foundation Challenge (July 15 - August 1). Our theme is "Princess" and the only real rule is that you send in at least one card (it doesn't have to be the card you enter in the challenge; Donation guidelines here).

I used Princess Aurora Honey by our sponsor, Sassy Studio Designs:

The image is printed on 100# Hammermill and vellum, and colored with Copics. I placed the dress over the image, so you could see the die cut under it. The "Dream" die cut is by K&Company.

The yellow-and-white, cloudy background was made by inking a Cuttelbug embossing folder bfore running it through my BigShot. The patterned, yellow-green background is a DP from my stash; everything is backed in 2 shades of blue Recollections paper.

The corners are notched with a Marvy punch, and the very reflective gold ribbon is from my stash. The leaf die cut was cut with a Sizzix die.

I raided my embellishment drawer for this one! So many fun little things that I've been saving for the right moment. The heart lock is an eyelet, so I used my Crop-O-Dile to punch a hole & clip on the eyelet. I put the key brad through it. The pearls are self-adhesive, but everything else was adhered with Glossy Accents, so no small bits are falling off.

Did you know that the Sunshine Mail Foundation is July's featured organization for Split Coast Stamper's July Cards for a Cause Drive/Challenge? Hope you'll join in!

  1. Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT Challenge: Birthdays
  2. Loves Rubber Stamps #60: Use A Hoarded Item (the embellishments have been in my stash for quite some time; the plastic castle & crown have been saved for just such a project!)
  3. Paper Shelter Challenge #120: Swirly Girly
  4. Stamping Sensations July Challenge: Sketch with summer colors
  5. Try It On Tuesday: Metal (heart lock eyelet & key brad)
Thank you for visiting,


mypurplehouse said...

Great card CG! Love all of the elements especially the vellum touch - wonderful!

UTs Hobby Time said...

Another pretty card from you. Image is so cute and love your embellishment.

Donna Ellis said...

Great card, CG! You always have the neatest papers, die cuts and colors -- things I don't see everywhere else. The DREAM sentiment looks awesome! hugs, de

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Your embellishments are so perfect for your image, good thing you had them in your hoard stash. Love this adorable image and your great card design. Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

Marcy said...

Beautiful card! Love the image and your hoarded crown and castle are so perfect with it! Thanks so much for joining our challenge over at Loves Rubberstamps! :)

Sheryl said...

This is such a pretty card. I really like your design and image. Thanks for joining us at THE PAPER SHELTER this week. Please join us again next time. Hugs Sheryl xx

Izzwizz said...

Gorgeous card! I love your pearl embellishments and the way you used vellum for the dress so that you can see the sentiment through it. Thank you so much for joining in with our challenge at Stamping Sensations this month. Hope to see you again! Maddy x

mel m. m. mccarthy said...

What a fabulous card. It looks like sunshine! (How perfect for the challenge to send kids happy mail).

Francesca said...

Lovely creation, thanks for joining us at Stamping sensations

Francesca x

Sally H said...

great colours and a fabulous take on our sketch! Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations this month and Good Luck!

Susan said...

Beautiful card – lovely layout and bright colours
Thank you for joining us at Ladybugcraftsink xx