June 7, 2015

Sunshine In My Soul {SSSC272}

Hello there! After a much needed break from stamping, I am up and running this week! The end of the school year with added dance practices/recital and soccer tournaments really packs a punch, and I needed to give myself more room to breathe, so thank you so much for being patient with me *wink*. I've seen so many gorgeous techniques out there that a want to try too! I feel left behind. Ha ha!

It's time for another Sweet Sunday Sketch:

My card is pretty basic and clean - I let the die cuts do all the talking, which makes a quick and easy card and hopefully I will catch up to my creative mojo soon.

The card base is Summer Splash (SWOON) and I added the Floral Fusion Die-namics over the top to add a little texture and interest. I was going to stamp a background, but I liked this better today. I used  a Vertical Stitched Strips Die-namics in Lemon Chiffon, but I shortened the strip about 1/4" so it fit my card layout a little better. You can see this technique here.

For the sentiment panel I used the Inside & Out Diagonal Stitched Rectangle STAX Die-namics (I can't wait to use this one more - yum!) and added the sentiment from Cheerful Blessings in Smoke ink and a Persimmon butterfly from the new Flutter of Butterflies - Lace Die-namics set. I'm so glad it's summer!!

That's it for me today - please be sure to stop by the Sweet Sunday Sketch blog to see all the beautiful cards the team has made this week. You can also add your project there as well. I hope you'll play along!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

recipe -
stamps: cheerful blessings (mft)
paper: smooth white (mft), black licorice (mft), persimmon (mft), lemon chiffon (mft), summer splash (mft)
ink: smoke (sss)
accessories: flutter of butterflies - lace die-namics (mft), floral fusion cover-up die-namics (mft), jumbo fishtail banner stax die-namics (mft), inside & out diagonal stitched rectangle stax die-namics (mft), sno cone buttons  (mft), foam tape


  1. LOVE! LOVE! LOVE! this Karen. And it was definitely worth the wait. *wink* These colors are fabulous together and your stunning butterfly literally jumps off the card. Gorgeous!!

  2. Really beautifully done, Karen! And I love that you chose a gray for the font, so as to let the colors play! Awesomeness!

  3. Wow, this is just stunning Karen! I love the fresh color palette and the clean and simple feel of this card even with all the luscious layers. So glad you got a much deserved break but so happy to see you back to your crafting.

  4. total LOVE!! that butterfly is awesome!!!

  5. What a stunning card!! I LOVE all the layers and the colors you used-divine!!

  6. Your cards are always gorgeous! Love this one too!

  7. Your cards are always gorgeous! Love this one too!

  8. Gorgeous little creation! I love all the pretty detail!
    Dawn xx