Great Blue Heron

Great Blue Heron
Great Blue Heron

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Summer Days

I know it's fall but it sure feels like a summer day today. Sunny skies, not a cloud in the sky and temp is 81! What a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend we are having and tomorrow some of the same weather. Yesterday we went to my sister's house in London to celebrate Thanksgiving with my family. Good times, lots of laughs, and way too much food.  It's always nice to get together since we don't see each other as often as we should.

For my card today I'm using one of the 4 stamps that come in the set  called Summer Days and the artist is our very own talented Paulabella - how cool is that. I have both of her sets and love them.  Can't wait to see what else to comes out with.  Myself, I'm hoping for Santa's!

This was stamped on Bella's bestest paper and coloured with primsacolour pencils.  The paper is from Memory Box.  I wanted to keep this card fairly simple - didn't want to take away from the image.  Instead of layering the image onto some papers, I made kind of a shadow box.  I first cut a square out of a piece of white cardstock using a square nestie then cut a frame using 2 of the square postage stamp dies. I glued the frame onto of the square frame I cut out and made sure the square frame piece did not extend outside of the postage frame.
Then I pop dotted the frame over my image.

The white border around the dp is a corner and border punch from SU. It took a few tries to get the right size square so that when I punched it would come out evenly.  The white measured 4 3/4 x 4 3/4 before punching.

Finished off with some tiny white pearls around the inside edge of the frame. I didn't add any glitter to the flowers, I think the pearls were enough. I was very happy with the outcome of this card.

If you haven't heard, make sure you check out bloggabella on Toosday, sounds like Emily has another surprise for us - hmm maybe another release????

Enjoy the rest of your Sunday, thanks for stopping by.


Gabriela said...

Pauline - your Summer Days card is incredible! I adore your coloring, the DP and the delicate die cut work. Superb, my dear!

LindaH said...

OMG....finally got a chance to peek in here and I'm speechless ...this is STUNNING!

"Luv 2 Glitter" by Brenda M. said...

GOREGOUS..... this is such an amazing beautiful card. Your colouring, layout and papers are stunning. Great idea for the shadow box affect. I will definitely use that idea...Love it!

Ebru Vatansever said...

Stunning Pauline, simply stunning !!! The colours, the layout, everything is just perfect !!

Dana White said...

Pauline this is stunning - love the framing you did around the image