Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Life's a Beach with Amanda

Hello stampers!  I am just tickled with this month's new stamp releases!  They are clever, sassy, and perfect for summer.  Warning--once you start stamping umbrellas it's hard to stop!

The umbrella stamp from the Life's a Beach stamp set was just screaming to be stamped in red!  I stamped the sentiment first and then stamped the umbrellas around the sentiment.  The red, white, and blue color scheme makes for an extra festive summer card.

I couldn't resist the little owl in a bikini.  I paper pieced the owl and adhered her over some cork sand.  The beach balls cut out perfectly with a 3/4" circle punch.  I used the clouds from the Sassy Chick stamp set to complete the scene.

I had fun with this card!  The rocking chair from the You Rock mini stamp set looks just like grandma's favorite chair.  I created a scene by choosing patterned paper that looks like bright, floral wall paper and adding a strip of white paper to act as a baseboard.  I combined the you rock sentiment with grandma from A Mother's Love stamp set.

I stamped the chair on dark woodgrain paper, trimmed away the inside pieces with a craft knife, and then fussy cut the remainder of the chair.  Trimming with a craft knife didn't take too long since most of the cuts were straight.

Happy Summer!



Annette Allen said...

totally fun cards.. love how you stamped the umbrella.. so fun

Celeste Goff said...

OMG, these cards are just too cute! I literally laughed out loud when I saw the "Grandma, you rock" card!

Jo said...

The cute owl!