Saturday, May 18, 2013

Just to have Fun!

  It seems I'm always making cards for someone or some class, so when I get to create one for no reason other than to have fun...well, I really enjoy those moments.

  I had three Challenges in mind when I sat down this morning to design a card.
  Here's the criteria in order to enter all three challenges. First, the card had to be about celebrating 'something' and use a ribbon (I chose Birthday and placed the ribbon on the inside of the card). Second, I had to use a Hambo Hoedown image (I used Cool Cat, it's a freebie from Hambo Hoedown). And last, I had to stamp on Designer Paper and keep it Clean and Simple (I stamped the sun's rays and waves onto blue speckled Designer Paper; and, there's not a lot of fuss to this card).

  In searching through my stash of stamps, I found a flower that I thought looked like the rays of the sun. I stamped it using Memento Dandelion Ink. I punched a sun out of yellow cardstock and added it to the corner. Then I found a flourish stamp that reminded me of waves, so I stamped it multiple times using Memento Danube Blue Ink.
  I used Hambo Hoedown's Cool Cat image for the graphic and fussy cut around it after coloring it with various markers (Copic, Sharpie and Stampin' Up). I punched a circle of blue for the background.
  I punched out a 'flag' from white cardstock, then stamped YAY! using a VersaMark Watermark Ink Pad and embossed it with clear embossing powder. I then inked the 'flag' using Memento Dandelion, Summer Sky and Danube Blue Inks.

  The inside carried the color theme, and I decided to place the punched saying (ticket punch) at the bottom, since I had added a blue punched circle to the corner. A piece of yellow designer ribbon added the finishing touch.



  1. What a great card! You were dead on with all of your challenges especially the punches. And they all fit so well with your card!! Thanks for joining the Hoedown this week! I hope you have time for another "just for fun" card next week :~)

  2. Great job with all of the challenges, super fun card!! Thanks so much for joining us at the Hoedown this week!!

  3. That's about where I'd like to be right now! :) Very cute card! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at CAS-ual Fridays!


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