Creative Bliss

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Relax Cup Card

I remember seeing this type of card when I was a consultant and being very impressed by it. But over time, it completely slipped my mind. Then recently, Dawn's Stamping Thoughts shared this card and I decided I wanted to finally make the card for myself. I followed the Splitcoaststampers tutorial, and it is easier than it looks to create (at least it was easier than I expected)!
As you can see, I pretty much followed the idea in the tutorial, but if I had owned some citrus stamps, I probably would have done a card more similar to Dawn's. :o)

The ink dried on my vellum much more quickly than I expected, which was nice.

The background is all chalked with blending chalks from Inkadinkado. I used post it notes to mask off the top portion. I had a punched out circle on a scrap and used it to chalk the sun. The clouds are a partially punched scallop oval. (I'm no genious...I saw it on a blog-but I can't remember which one!) The relax stamp is from CTMH's Paradise set. The image actually says "relaxed", but I inked up the image with my marker to just use the letters in "relax" then used a Legacy Marker to outline it in black...so it would stand out a bit more.

The umbrella is left over from our party last weekend and the straw is a Sonic one cut down. These items determined that I would use the same colors as shown in the tutorial. They are attached with glue dots.

The micro beads were picked up in the stamping aisle of Michaels a long time ago.

It was a fun card to make! Thanks for looking.
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5 comments:

Kathi Carlson said...

Oh, how cute! I think I saw one like this on the same blog as you did but thought it looked too "ambitious." You're more adventurous than I am! Love it!!! TFS.

http://dawnsstampingthoughts.typepad.com/ said...

OH MY GOODNESS Your card is adorable .. so much fun HUH girlie .. Yours is just darling ..
xoxox
Dawn Griffith

Rachel said...

SUPER FUN!!!! Love this card!

Clearly Inspired said...

Great card! I have been wanting to try one of these too! Yours turned out perfect. Thanks for sharing!

stampmonkey said...

I've seen these here and there for a while now, and I love how they look but never have tried making one myself. Yours turned out beautifully, Jeanne! tfs