I saw this adorable card by Brandi Barnard at the SU home office and I just had to CASE it. I prefer to photograph my cards with natural sunlight, but it's a really dreary day here in Tennessee, so I thought I would try a different approach. I hope it isn't too distracting.
It is already an adorable card, but I thought it would be fun to step-it-up even further. Here is a video that showcases this wonderful card.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NIJGgpFEgg4&feature=share&list=UUaytKFValhfW2z3T0jsdemA
The purpose of the video was to showcare the Vine Street embossing folder and other fun products available right now during Sale-a-bration, so there aren't alot of details about card size and such. I did my best to recreate it and here are the details of my card, which I think are close to the orignial artwork.
The finished card size is approximately 4.25" square. She used the Vine Street Embossing Folder (SAB) to emboss a portion of the folder onto the Pool Party card front. Next she cuts two strips of Island Indigo CS in to approximately 1/2 inch wide strips and angled the ends. Then she stamped the small image from the Madison Avenue stamp set with Pool Party ink on Whisper White CS to create a background design. Then she punched it out with the Ticket Duo Builder Punch. She stamped the larger flower from the same set, but this time she stamped off so that the image didn't overpower the sentiment. Next she stamped the greeting from Bloomin' Marvelous (SAB) with Island Indigo ink and punched it out as well. For a pop of color she stamped two butterflys in Calypso Coral from the Bloomin' Marvelous set and punched them out with the Bitty Butterfly punch (#129406).
Here is where I added my own twist to the card...I had a length of Seam Binding ribbon that I had bleached and then dyed with Calypso Coral ink so I wrapped it around the card and fashioned a shabby bow. I added some Pool Party Baker's Twine to a Pool Party "Sycamore Street" Button (SAB) and attached it to the bow.
Don't forget that you can earn free product during Sale-a-bration now through March 22.