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Friday, July 3, 2009

Bravo Beachy Palm Trees/Blogger's Challenge

I broke out of my shell this time around and decided to do the cracked glass technique. I'm technique challenged for some reason, heck, I have a hard time even getting my embossing right.

This card is using the Traveller set from Clear & Simple Stamps which will be released July 15th. It's one of my favorite sets, I love the beachy feel. Makes me want to take a vacation. This is also a card for my Blogger's Challenge this week which is Red, White & Blue (and obviously my paper has yellow). I'm sure that a lot of the participants this week are doing patriotic cards, but I did a bunch that you can see here (Party Invites , Happy 4th of July) so I did something a little different this time.

This is some more CTMH paper I pulled out of my stash. I'm a big fan of their scrapbooking kits and papers. I have enough of them and every time I see their new catalog I want more.

For the flowers I used the peony nestabilities. After punching them out I spritzed them with some water and crumpled them up. I then unfolded them carefully and laid them out to dry. I love this look for making flowers.

Make sure to check out all the new releases on July 15th at Clear & Simple Stamps, you are sure to find one you love (or two, or three).

Card details:
Stamp Set: Traveller from Clear & Simple Stamps (available 7/15/09)
Cardstock/Paper: Bravo Burgundy, Brocade Blue, Ppaertrey White, CTMH designer papers
Inks: Brocade Blue, Bravo Burgundy, Tim Holtz Distress Ink (tea dye)
Accessories: Label & Peony Nestabilities, Clear Embossing powder, Blue Bird grosgrain ribbon, circle punch, clear rhinestone brad

17 comments:

Susie said...

Great card, Kim. Love cracked glass.

Lori said...

This is great, Kim! The cracked glass looks fantastic with the tree image. And, I love the textured flowers--I just got that die, so I'll have to try that, too.

Barb Hardeman said...

Good job Kim. Love the cracked glass technique. The palm trees are fabulous...

Summerthyme Studio said...

This is great Kim! The colours are fabe and the cracked glass looks great with this image!

Have a Happy Independence Day!

Vicki

Ida P. Krause said...

Great card Kim, It's nice to ss how those colors work for non-patriotic cards too. I like how you did the Palm trees to match the DP and you did a great job with the cracked glass technique.

Kristen said...

Great job. The cracked class is fabulous. Lovely card.

Libby Hickson said...

Oooh, love this! Makes me want to hit the beach! Of course I love the polka dots, and the flower embellie is great too!

Kerry D-C said...

aaaaaaaahhh....Love this beachy looking card! the cracked glass is perfect. One of my all time favorite techniques.

Claudia said...

Great Card - I love that you took a different approach to this weeks challenge!

Sheryl Dickinson said...

Pretty card. Love the palm trees with the cracked glass!

Lisa Somerville said...

Great card Kim - the cracked glass is perfect for the Palm Trees.

Lisa Bohler said...

That tech looks great with the palm trees. Happy 4th!

Kimberly Gajewski said...

Wonderful card Kim! Love the polka dots and that is such a great technique! :D

Stefanie said...

Kim, this is a beauty! I love your peonies and the cracked glass. It's so pretty.

Margaret R said...

Great job on the technique Kim! I love your card and the beach feel it conveys!

Cindy Haffner said...

What a fabulous card Kim.

Rachel Hope said...

Great take on the technique and the color challenge!!

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