July 20, 2011

Taylored Expressions Blast From the Past Blog Hop


Good morning!  Can I just tell you how fun this month's Blast From the Past theme was?  The theme is Sending You Sunshine, I can't wait to hop around and see all of the bright and cheery, sunny projects!  Sankari rocked a new sketch for the challenge and I had a blast putting this card together. 

I changed my card to a 5x5 square to accomodate all the fun elements from Hangin' Out - At the Beach and I was able to use my new Palm Tree Die too!  I started by stamping the images in Memento Tuxedo Black on Choice Snow White cardstock and colored them with Copic Markers.  The palm tree is actually stamped twice and I cut the tree top out again and popped it up on foam tape to add some dimension.  I cut the surf board and flowers out by hand and added some Yellow Pearls to the centers of the flowers and up in the corner of the card. The sun was made with some Splash paper using the sun die from the Garden Party Blooms Die Set 2 and I sponged the edges with Memento Tangelo ink.



Here are the dies I used in today's card:


Thanks so much for stopping by!
Karen


recipe -
stamps: hangin' out at the beach (taylored expressions)
paper: kraft, choice snow white (taylored expressions), simon canvas texture (bazzill) cardstock, splash (echo park)
ink: memento tuxedo black, tangelo, and canteloupe
accessories: copic markers, orange striped ribbon (su!), yellow pearls (kaisercraft), garden party blooms 2 die (taylored expressions), palm tree die (taylored expressions), circle nestabilities (spellbinders), foam tape

19 comments:

  1. Awesome card & colors! Makes me wanna go surfing - right now!! =o)

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  2. This is super cute!! I love the die cuts and summery colors.

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  3. Wow! This just screams Summer! I love it - so many great details here!

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  4. Stunning! Favorite! Love! All those yummy layers... great card!

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  5. Oh girlie! That sun is just RIDICULOUSLY fabulous! This entire card ROCKS!!!

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  6. I love, love, LOVE this card! That sun is die-no-mite!! :D

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  7. Wow, this is amazing! I love the whole scene and the papers you used with these dies and stamps! Very creative and inspiring, thank you :)

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  8. I adore this!!! Great colors and wonderful embellishments!

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  9. Great card and use of die cuts.

    It's a good life!
    Terri E.

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  10. What a pretty summer/beach card Karen. Love the great images, the fun colors... the papers and dies are perfect.

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  11. What a perfect combination of colors for a fun summer card! Love the all the elements you were able to pop up on your card. :)

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  12. Your card is beautiful, I love the colors and your coloring is fantastic!

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  13. Oh my goodness this is so adorable!! Love the doubled sun and all the embellies and your choice of pattern paper is fantastic!! Summer fun is right here in this card!!

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  14. GORGEOUS card, Karen - POPS out from the screen. Love it!

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  15. Love it - it's so bright and happy.

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  16. Oh my Karen! There aren't enough adjectives to describe how AWESOME this is!!! Will you please, please sell me this card? It needs to come live in my craft room and inspire me!

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  17. Wonderful, wonderful card!!!

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  18. Your card is just amazing! I love how you used all that patterned paper so wonderfully, and the sun, palm tree, and surf board are just the perfect finishing touches!

    Chris L.

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  19. So pretty! I love your card. I am so glad I got that stamp set with the palm tree at CHA. Can't wait to use it. :)

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