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!

Donna 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!

Unknown said...

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