I enjoyed Chris's challenge over at A Passion for Papertrey so much (and they do make you feel SO welcome), that I thought I would have a go at their current challenge which is to make a 'Summertime' themed card. I really didn't have any particular layouts in mind until I thought back to my childhood memories of summer holidays and remembered running over the sand dunes with my sister at Hunstanton Beach on the East Coast. The rest of the card just followed from there really :).
The little flip-flop stamp had never been inked-up before so I was delighted to be able to use the image on this card, especially as I practically live in Flip-Flops during the summer. The blue polka dot parasol is actually an umbrella from the Scattered Showers stamp set and the sand dunes are cut out and layered from old Stampin Up Patterned Paper. The background pattern for the sky is from Background Basics - Retro.
I had fun playing along with this challenge and look forward to the next one!
Thanks for looking :)
Stamps: Scattered Showers, Round & Round, Background Basics : Retro - PTI; Flip Flop stamp - Snag 'em Stamps by Imaginesce
Ink: Aqua Mist, Hawaiian Shores - PTI; Versamark; Barely Banana - Stampin Up; Blue Chalk ink by Colorbox
Cardstock: Aqua Mist, Hawaiian Shores - PTI; Patterned Papers - Stampin Up, Whisper White - Stampin Up
Other: Twine, White Embossing Powder - Stampin Up; Yellow Button - Hero Arts, Pink Flower Sequin & crystal gem from stash; Corner Rounder Punch - X-Cut; Sewing Machine & Cotton Thread.