The day is finally here - my first day as the July Guest Designer for Paper Smooches! I am so excited to have this opportunity and am even more excited to play with the latest releases - Space Cadet, Squeaky Clean, and Teen Routine. That is, if they ever arrive. Clearly whatever aliens are currently running the Bermuda Triangle have kidnapped the stamps of their likenesses and are holding them hostage. Or having a little stamping party. Or dissecting them or some other weird alien thing. Whatever it is they had better release them in time for me to create some cards for next week or there will be trouble!
In the meantime I've made a couple of cards with some other Paper Smooches sets. I loved how Emily used the fern from Zoo Crew to create wheat on this card. It made me think of "amber waves of grain" which then let me to start humming "America the Beautiful". Being that my first post was to be on the 4th of July I figured I'd go with the patriotic theme and illustrate the first three lines on the song:
O beautiful for spacious skies,
For amber waves of grain,
For purple mountain majesties
I've been making a lot of baby cards lately so I guess the theme is still in my head. It led me to create a little scene using a number of stamps including my favourite PS bird (the blue one). I love his sweet, wistful little face!
That's all from me today. Hopefully this time next week I'll be rockin' the new releases! See you then!
America the Beautiful
Cardstock: (White) Bazzill, (So Saffron, Marina Mist, Perfect Plum) Stampin' Up
Stamps: (Birds and mountains from Get Outta Town, Fern from Zoo Crew, Sentiment from Alphadot) Paper Smooches
Inks: (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko, (More Mustard, So Saffron) Stampin' Up, (Scattered Straw Distress Ink) Ranger
Punch: (1 1/4" circle punch) EK Success
Cardstock: (White) Bazzill, (Poppy Parade, So Saffron, Marina Mist, Garden Green, Not Quite Navy) Stampin' Up
Stamps: (Yellow bird, star & moon from Hang Ups, Blue bird, toadstools & tree stump from Forest Whimsy, Heart from Word Up, Sentiment from A Little Lovin') Paper Smooches
Ink: (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko
Dies: (Dienamics Fresh Cut Grass) MFT, (Nesties Labels 17) Spellbinders
Copics: R17, Y17, Y21, YG67, B93, E57, C-1