7/8/09

Summer sand pail fun!

I have a fun, colorful card to share with you that is the perfect summer greeting:



These stamps are from By the Seashore set from Sherrod Studio. The paper is from Cosmo Cricket and the cardstock used is from Close To My Heart. I love the images in this set because there is such a nice selection of images that can be used together or alone.

I colored the sand pail using Copics that coordinated with the paper and used a Fiskars punch to add the detail on the strip with the sentiment. A couple of ribbon loops and square transparent buttons finish the look.

For those who are Copic novices (as I am!) here's a little tip I have been trying to use more - to add a very light gray line outside of the image to add a little dimension. You can see this on the right side of the pail - this is Copic C01.

Thanks for visiting and have a creative day!

12 comments:

Stephanie said...

so fun!! love the bright, cheery colors - makes me think summer :)

The Mama Monkey said...

Oh it is beautifully summery! Love the color choices!

HaleyD said...

Fun! I like how you punched holes in the white band so that the patterned paper shows through.

Mary G. said...

Love the bright colors! Such a summery card! I really like how you punched the holes in the bottom strip. Great card!

Sarah said...

Great card Mary. Love all the little holes that show the paper underneath. Very bright and pretty.

peggysue said...

Very bold, sunny, summery card.

JazzyH said...

Great card. I love the paper.

Sparkle said...

What a darling card! I love that paper.

Holly said...

That is such a joyful, colorful card! I especially like the tie-in with the punches on the circles on the paper. Your tip regarding copic coloring is really helpful.

Gina said...

Great paper, this card really says summer! It's amazing how that little tip really adds so much to your colored image.

Kay said...

That paper is just delicious and the card is so cheerful - very summery!

Ramona said...

Oh Gosh...you make me wish summer was beginning not ending. I love this card. Everything about it.