Saturday, June 2, 2012

Are You Ready for the Summer?

 The Stampendous teams are jumping into June with a whole new challenge...Summer! Considering it's been in the 90's all of this week, it's definitely easy to think of summer, and not necessarily with fondness. Up in the high desert of California, summer means high, dry heat, and lots of bugs. *shudder*

If I think of a color that screams "summer" to me, it would have to be yellow...bright and sunny, so I chose to post my Polka Dot Zinnia card from the October 2011 catalog. Actually, this is a very simple card, perfect for numerous occasions. I stamped the Stampendous Cling Jumbo Zinnia set with Onyx Versafine on fun patterned paper. The flower was cut out and several of the petals were popped up for added dimension. The flower was stamped again on a panel in which I'd also stamped the Cling Dream Text for a background.

Another panel of the patterned paper was stamped with the border from the zinnia set, and run through the Corrugator for texture. Some polka dot satin ribbon and a Thank You charm finish off this summery-cheerful card.

Be sure to check out what my teammates have created for the challenge today!

Don't forget, we want YOU to play along with us!  Simply make a summer themed project of some sort and add the direct link for your project to our collection at the end of this post (or on the Stampendous blog) no later than Thursday, June 28 at 11:59 PM EST .  You do not have to use Stampendous products, but we sure love it when you do!  As an extra incentive for playing along, one lucky crafter (drawn at random) will receive this fabulous new Friendly Phrases Perfectly Clear stamp set:

As an even bigger incentive, if you use Stampendous products on your project, that entry will count twice, which increases your chances of winning!  Due to shipping restrictions, the winner must have a US address.  We hope you have a chance to play along with us (you an enter as many times as you'd like!) this month...Happy Crafting!

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Kristine Reynolds said...

I have admired this card in the Stampendous gallery for a while. So bright and cheery and such a great layout! On my list to case for sure!

Taylor said...

Wooooooowie! Have I ever told you how much I love this card? It's gorgeous!

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Janelle Stollfus said...

Wow, that's gorgeous! The stamped Zinnia on the Dream Text gives the flower even one more awesome layer of petals. Love it when a simple card has such a wow factor as this one!