Hello! I hope you’re all enjoying your summer. And if your life is anything like mine, you’re spending lots of time at the pool and only daydreaming of crafting.
But never fear! You can actually find great inspiration at the pool for your summer card making. Just look around at the adorable kid’s bathing suits and the colorful beach towels. Before you know it you’ll feel inspired to create!
So…how about a bit of swimming inspiration here? Check out fabulous colors in this suit from Gap Kids:
And the flowers on this suit from Janie and Jack are amazing. I just love the added white flower at the neckline!
And don’t forget the towels! I have fallen head over heals for these polka dot towels from Garnet Hill:
I found all of these pieces so lovely that I decided to use them as inspiration. I took the colors from the striped suit, the flowers from the floral suit and the dots from the towels and pulled them together to create a very summery card:
I first stamped the background with a Hero Arts dot background and Soft Pool ink. I then stamped three flowers and colored them with my Copic Markers. Finally, I white heat embossed three buttons for the flower centers. And get this – that Hero Arts background is called a Cling Pop – the circles pop out so you can stamp them separately, making the button embossing a piece of cake!
And what could make this summer day better? A giveaway, of course! Just leave a comment here by midnight (MDT) on Thursday, July 14 for a chance to win a summery prize pack that includes the Lawn Fawn Swimsuit Season and BasicGrey Lauderdale Sunshine stamp sets and the Echo Park Splash and Summer Days 6×6 paper pads. Love it!
Good luck. Oh, and have fun at the pool!
Paper Crafts Go-to Gal
P.S. Just a reminder…you have one more day to vote in Round 1 of Gallery Idol! Click HERE to view the Top 20′s cards and cast your vote. Voing will end at noon (MDT) tomorrow!