Saturday, July 2, 2016

Just Us Girls #350

It's Word Week at Just Us Girls and Maria has chosen an appropriate word.
That's right. Summer.  This leaves it wide open for your interpretation.  I don't have any specific summer stamps so I had to get creative.
I considered using the glasses from MFT but couldn't decide on a good way to display them until I thought of the word 'shades'.  Then the whole card took shape.  I inked up the background with Distress Ink and tore a piece of Neenah Desert Storm for the sand.  The sentiment uses Altenew's Calligraphy and W & W's Big Bold Fun.  The umbrella is another MFT die with my own added pole and the glasses have vellum colored with Zigs for the lenses.  I don't know who'd I ever send this to but it was fun making it.

What will you make for the challenge?  There are so many summer stamp sets available that you can let your imagination run wild.  Enter your card in the gallery and you may be our next Chic of the Week which would also make you eligible to be a guest designer in September.  Need more inspiration?  The design team has plenty waiting for you.

I'm looking forward to seeing your summer creations.



13 comments:

  1. This is such a wonderful summer card! I love the fun beach background!

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  2. Very creative....love the shades!

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  3. Laughing out load here Bobby. Such a fun loving summer card. Off course we need those cool sunnies to protect our eyes. Love it.

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  4. Hahaha ... so clever, Bobby ... fabulous background blending ... and such fun, bright and creative elements ... brilliant! Hugs, Anita :)

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  5. I love everything about this card! That inked background, the way you created the sand, and especially that awesome sentiment!

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  6. What a fun card. REally screams summer. I'll bet a friend in Michigan would love to receive this reminder of summer in the dead of winter.

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  7. I love your creativeness! Super cute with the umbrella and shades paired with that perfect sentiment.

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  8. Super cute, this just screams SUMMER!!! Love how you tore the card stock for the sand, and using the vellum for the sunglasses is genius!! Great sponging too!!1

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  9. This is lots of fun and I think someone will have a big smile on their face when they get this!

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  10. This is a great summer card! LOVE those shades and the sentiment is perfect. Great job.

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  11. Ingenious! Your shades of summer are such fun! Thank you so much for the invitation to be your July GD! Honoured!
    hugs~c

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