Monday, February 16, 2009

Let's Make Margaritas!

This card makes me sooooooo happy! It reminds me of a warm summer day and I am SO ready for a warm summer day! LOL! 

I played with the layout from Karen Giron's Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #5. I was amazed at how quickly this card came together too. The image and sentiment are both AMuse. I love Margaritas so I couldn't resist the sweet image. It's stamped with Memento black and coloured with copics. I punched it out with a 1 3/8" circle punch then layered it onto a scallop of patterned paper. 

This is a square card measuring 4.25 inches...what a great size to work with and I love square cards. I added a layer of black under the patterned paper for a little 'pop'. The papers are by Pebbles Inc. and I sewed around the edge with my Janome Sew Mini. I know...I can't sew in a straight line...don't look too close, especially to the stitching across the top. But, if I call it "whimsical" stitching then it works, right?  :)

The final details I added were a white Prima flower with a 5mm Glitter Sky Bella dot in the center, and a layer of Crystal Effects on the glass. 

I hope this card makes you as happy as it does for me. Maybe if we all post a summer-y card it'll help speed along the warmer weather. If you do make a summer-themed card, please leave me a comment with a link to your creation.

Thanks for stopping by!


Norine said...

It does say summer love the colors and design

Shannan Teubner said...

Love this, Karen!

Yellow Dog Greetings said...

Gorgeous card Karen!
I agree ~ anything that speeds up the warm weather...

Shari Bielefeld said...

What a great card! Super fun!!

Karen Giron said...

I would love to have a warm summer day too - love this card, so bright, cheery, and fun. Bueno!

Leslie said...

That IS a fun and summery card! I can almost taste the margarita - yummy!

Joanne B. said...

Adorable! Lets go get margaritas at Acapulco's SOON!