Tuesday, 5 August 2008

Something summery

Here are some summery cards that are just perfect for August birthdays. It’s a simple matter of cutting out a couple of flip-flop shapes and punching three holes in them. Thread the ribbon through and decorate the toe-divider and you have the perfect embellishment for a summer card.

I made two of these and, in a rare moment of generosity, decided to share both of them with you in one day instead of trying to spin them out like I usually do.

If you use brads on small embellishments like this punched-out flowers, you’ll find the ends hang over the sides of the flower but you can cut them off using sharp scissors. The hardest part is finding the bit that flies across the room!

Red card
You probably can’t see it but there are red flowers stamped all over the background of this card in Versamark®.

Stamps: Three For You (p80), Daily Flexible Phrases (p-
Cardstock: Real Red, Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White
Paper: Petals & Paisley (p73)
Ink: Real Red, Tempting Turquoise, Versamark®
Accessories: Three For You punch (p80), ½” circle punch (p80), Rhinestone brads – Fire (p85), ¼” Grosgrain Ribbon - Whisper White and Tempting Turquoise (p86)

Purplish card
This was my first effort – I’m not so keen on Orchid Opulence, so used it for my prototype! For the “toe” embellishment on this card, I stamped the larger flower from the Three For You set and then cut it out by hand, then stamped and punched the smaller flower to layer on top, finishing off with a rhinestone brad.

Stamps: Three For You (p80),
Cardstock: Orchid Opulence, Tempting Turquoise,Whisper White
Ink: Orchid Opulence, Tempting Turquoise
Accessories: Three For You punch (p80), Rhinestone brads – Fire (p85), ¼” Grosgrain Ribbon - Tempting Turquoise (p86)

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  1. wow. these are simply gorgeous!

    great work:)

  2. These flip flop cards are stunning. What a beautiful job you did.

  3. These are adorable! Did you draw the flip flops by hand? These are just beyond cute!

  4. YOU MADE FLIP FLOPS!!!!! You are officially my idol. I love these!!

  5. Wow these are fab! You are very clever.

  6. cute! where EVER did you get that idea? ;)

  7. OKAY - where do I start!
    HI, I'm Judy and I'm a FLIP FLOP AHOLIC - and I found your site via SCS and I've died and am in heaven right now(wearing flip flops of course)

    SERIOUSLY - - LOVE YOUR BLOG - adding it to my list and I will visit often - come visit me sometime!!

    Judy :)

  8. I was going to say "flippin' adorable" but now I'm not going to because it'll look like I'm copying V.

  9. As you know - I practically live in flip flops. Fab cards - love both the cards - now I just need to find a pair just like those that will fit me! CC

  10. Fab cards Helen - really like the flower accents on the flip flops. Can feel a CASE coming on!!

  11. Those flip flop cards are way too cute!

  12. I love this card! Very creative. :)


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