Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Shopping our Stash #109 - Summer Theme or Summer Colours


This week at Shopping our Stash we're feeling seasonal - I may not love the HEAT of summer, but I sure do love the sunshine and the bright cheerful colours! I hauled out all kinds of stash before deciding what to make for this challenge. I finally ended up with a super-old Studio G stamp set for the sentiment, and my go-to sun stamp from the now-defunct Market Street Stamps.


You may notice something different about this, if you're coming from the SOS blog....where are the clouds? This is my original version of the card. While I was photographing it, I remembered that I have the new Paper Smooches cloud dies. 


SO.MUCH.BETTER.

Supplies: Market Street Stamps sun; Studio G sentiment; Paper Smooches clouds die; Bic Markers; Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Mustard Seed distress ink; yellow embroidery floss & card stock; classic small circle Nesties

Yep. I liked the first version, but I LOVE the second one. The sun and the solid clouds are popped up with foam tape. To stitch the sun's rays (so simple, but it seriously makes it POP) I stamped them first in yellow ink, and then pierced & stitched along the stamped lines. Easy peasy lemon squeezy!


Come & play along with this challenge until next Monday, July 15th - hop on by & leave the rest of my teamies some love!


And, don't forget to check out my pal Barb's sale page - still lots of awesome bits & bobs there! 

xoxo,
Jessi


20 comments:

~amy~ said...

seriously makes me smile.

SiskiyouSue said...

Cute card, the clouds really make it pop! It made me smile also...

Jackie said...

Wowzers Jessi! I really LOVE this card . . . it does make you SMILE! :)

Dana said...

Awesome card!! Def like the card with the clouds! And i really like your stitching!!

lauren bergold said...

oh my gosh, yes, i DID notice right away, and it's sooooo funny b/c i do definitely like the top card... but it's not a patch on the clouds one, is it?! isn't that funny, the sun NEEDED the clouds to look sunnier! there's a metaphor for life in there somewhere, i feel certain, lol! :) :) :) holy wow, missus, you are goooooooooood!!! ♥♥♥

Cheryl said...

Jessi, this is adorable! OMGosh, those clouds look amazing! I really love the outline ones. I don't think I've ever seen a die cut like that. Hope you are have a great week!

Chris D. said...

Woot Woot! Loved the original version of your card Jessi, but you seriously turned it up a notch by adding the clouds! Absolutely fabulous!

jimlynn said...

A bright and sunny shiny day to you too!! Love both of these Jessi. Super cute.
Lynn

Annette Allen said...

aww now this just brings big smiles.. so cute

Melissa Craig said...

Oh this makes me feel sunshine-y!

Dawn said...

Your card brings so much cheer! The sun looks so happy :) Love the stitching detail and the beautiful cloud dies - they are the perfect finishing touch.

Hugs, Dawn

Andrea W said...

Sunny and bright! I agree,the addition of the clouds just finishes the look. Fantastic card!

Donna said...

Love it, the stitching is awesome (possum) and the clouds make the whole thing pop!

Darnell J Knauss said...

THE quintessential sunshine card, Jessi! I have to say, as CAS as I like cards to be, those clouds really do add pizzazz!!

Laura said...

Oh my gosh, Jessi! I LOVE this!! Those cloud dies are SO COOL!!! Such a fun happy card!

fairyrocks said...

I seriously LOVE this smiling sun. I hope it is smiling down on you and yours today and always.

Lisa Arana said...

how adorable! i love this so much!

Asha said...

Brilliant!!! Love the simple design, Jessi. The sun really talkes centre stage.
xxx Asha

lostinpaper said...

This is wonderful Jessi, I have to pin it!

Debbie said...

Cute card, but the addition of the clouds really make it pop!! I love the stitched sun rays!!