Friday 29 July 2016

Be happy while stamping and die cutting

What a great last day of my week long holiday it's been. I came back yesterday from a visit back home and enjoyed the most amazing company of good friends and family and calmed down (and completely logged off all social media, emails and internet). I read a book (a real, physical, paper based thing from the past), swam in the lake, filled in suguru puzzles (I'm addicted!) and picked blueberries from the forest. And today I've already ticked off several of those little things on the mental to do list - checked my tyre pressures, added windscreen washer fluid, done laundry, unpacked, arranged and re-folded my sports clothes, gone for a run, done grocery shopping, made a very healthy lunch, resisted the urge to buy donuts (this was a tough one) and above all, spent time in my craft room with my new crafty goodies (if you follow me on the InvisiblePinkFacebook you might have seen my latest stash).

The view from the end of our jetty

Our little summer house paradise
Today's card is a great mix of stamping and die cutting - my favourites. Well, at least today they were my favourites. I was inspired by the sketch over at CAS(E) This Sketch and the colour over at Color Throwdown. I'm also linking up with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge where Anything Goes and over at Addicted to Stamps and More where the theme is CAS. 

I started by stamping the brush strokes for the background using a STAMPlorations stamp using Stampin' Up ink. Then I die cut the flower from white paper and the happy sentiment three times from card matching the background colours. I stacked the sentiment die cuts and adhered everything in place. Last, I stamped the "be" for the sentiment in black. 

Card: 300 gsm white hammered card, scraps of Stampin' Up So Saffron, Blushing Bride and Calypso Coral card
Stamps: STAMPlorations Celebrate Artsy, Hashtag Authentic
Ink: Tsukineko Versafine Onyx Black, Stampin' Up So Saffron, Blushing Bride, Calypso Coral
Dies: CUTplorations Happy Word Die, Paper Smooches Adorable Array


Lori said...

Pretty design! The die cuts look great against your brushstroke background. Thanks for joining us at the Color Throwdown!

AO Creations said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at ATSM, good luck!!! Amy DT

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, I love that pretty white diecut layered over those fun stripes! Fabulous take on the sketch!

Gayatri said...

You have a perfect take on the sketch! Great work. Love it. Thanks for playing along Simon Say Stamp Anything Goes Challenge. Gayatri xx

Unknown said...

Beautiful and sweet card! Thanks for joining us at ATSM this week!
Kamila DT

Broni said...

I love the delicate flower die cut over the colored stripes! Thanks so much for playing along with us at the Color Throwdown!