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Sunday, May 23, 2010

Summer!


Here's another card from PTI's new Up, Up & Away stamp set!  I {gasp} used Summer Sunrise!!  You know, I think I could become friends with this color after all! :)  I thought that this color combination was a nice, bright sunshiny combination and after a week of rain I was ready for sunshine!

Tip:  I sure love the cloud dies!  You can't SEE where I used them on this card, but I did!  I took a post-it note, and my cloud dies, ran it through my Big Shot with the sticky part on the top of the clouds and then had an instant (and easy!!) mask!  Then, I just laid the post-it notes over the clouds I had already stamped and then stamped my sun.  EASY!!!


Speaking of sunshine, I used both sides of the "Sunshine" impression plate for the card front and mat on this card.  LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this plate!!  Wow!  It is so cool! 


When this set was first unveiled, I wasn't sure that I would like the "distressed" clouds but guess what?  Once again Nichole is a genius!  The way she designed these clouds as "distressed" makes them appear textured...just like clouds should be!  I really, really like that about this set now!  Also, this card layout came from a sketch in the current "Stamp It!" magazine.  I love to use sketches when I create cards.  It takes so much of the guess work about placement away.

Thank you so much for stopping by!  I love all of you!  Have a very good weekend! I'm looking forward to a great church service today and a church-wide BBQ and family activities afterward.  Should be a fun filled day!

Supplies (all PTI unless noted)
Stamps:  Up, Up & Away & Up, Up & Away Sentiments
Paper:  Raspberry Fizz, Summer Sunrise, White
Ink: Simply Chartreuse, Summer Sunrise, Spring Rain, True Black, Raspberry Fizz
Other: Ribbon, Sunshine Impression Plate

27 comments:

  1. Another awesome card with Up Up and Away!!! Your really rockin this set gf!!!

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  2. Jen.....FANTASTIC card!!! My most favorite part is that sun peeking out from the clouds!! That is genius I tell 'ya!! And speaking of the impression plate? I am soo glad I put this in my cart at the last second.....I mean if it does this, then I am one happy girl!!!

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  3. Love this card and love, love, love the color combo. I haven't even placed a May order yet....waiting on the SC cardstock to come in!! LOL I really like the color summer sunrise but don't find myself using it very much. I think I will tape up a piece of this on my desk and hopefully it will remind me to use it a bit more.

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  4. How is it that you captured the entire Summer season in one card?!!? The colors are all so bright and cheerful!! And using both sides of the Impression plate- genius!!

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  5. So bright & cheery! Looks fab, Jen :)

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  6. Oh my!! This is soo pretty, I love the happy little scene you created.

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  7. Jen this is great ......... so were the cards yesterday .... you are getting me so excited for my mailman to come ..... I hope I do not jump on him ....... he is a bit shy :) GREAT GREAT cards. Thanks for sharing so quickly!!!

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  8. Oh I'd say you've made friends alright- that color looks great on this card! And your masking is terrific! Thinking resisting that set is futile.... :)

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  9. This is wonderful, Jen! After seeing this set in action, I'm sorry I didnt' order it!

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  10. Such a beautiful card Jen! what a clever idea! Love the color combo!!

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  11. Great job Jen!! I love love love this set...sadly I wasn't able to get it this time around. OH, but I will, cause this just wet my whistle big time!!

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  12. Really lovely, bright and cheery.

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  13. beautiful card gf... love the bright colors.. wow!

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  14. Wow! I love the texture on the cardstocks. Well,I did not buy the texture plate as I did not like it but after seeing your card, its on my wishlist for when exchange rate goes up up and away!
    Lovely summery card! love it Jen!

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  15. Love this card! So bright and happy! Excellent tip for masking too.

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  16. Great card Jen. I can't wait to get my PTI delivery!

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  17. So bright and cheery. The amount of detail is amazing. I could look at this card forever. It makes me so happy.

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  18. Jen, that texture plate is amazing on your card! I've *got* to order it now! I've never done Summer Sunrise and Raspberry Fizz together but it's perfect for a summery card! Love the sun peeking out from behind the clouds!

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  19. Beautiful card! I love how the sun is just peeking out from behind the clouds.

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  20. What a beautiful, happy card! Love the masking idea!

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  21. Great summer-y card! Nice and bright.

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  22. LOVE this.. such a GREAT card.. and the color combo is FANTASTIC.. my set should arrive today.. so cant wait to INK it up!!
    Have a GREAT day!

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  23. Love, LOVE, love your cards, with this set and this cheery summer card in particular!! From now on, I will stalk the mail man everyday for this set to arrive :) Thanks for the cool masking tip!

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  24. Fabulous card!! LOVE the embossed background!!!

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  25. Another fab card with this set, Jen! Totally fun!

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  26. Well I didn't think I needed that impression plate, but you have totally changed my mind girly. Love this card. SO fun and clever.

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  27. What a fabulous color combination! Great tip on masking with the dies. I can't wait for my impression plate to get here!

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