Sunday, July 1, 2012

PDCC #138

Good evening!

Hope everyone is surviving the record heat. We are melting in Tennessee! Whew. Not much you can do other than stay in the air conditioning. (Unless you're way too into fishing, like my husband, and choose to wet a line in the 104 degree sunshine.) But, I'm not touching that one with a ten-foot pole.  (....Snort! Get it?)

I was able to squeeze out a few cards last week, due to a couple of days off work. (How sad that it takes a vacation day to do these things, but whatevs.)

I used the Play Date Cafe colors to play with my "Paper Lantern" CTMH stamp set. I think the upcoming national holiday reminded me of this stamp set and I wanted to use it in varying colors.

I found matching pieces of patterned paper from CTMH (cranberry), We R Memory Keepers (cotton candy), and DCWV (honey) in my "stash".  (I have NO idea how I have such a variety. It has absolutely nothing  to do with a paper obsession and having more money than I have good sense. Please don't tell my mama.)

Like any good CTMH student, I can take just about any color I run across and give it the CTMH name. It comes in handy, believe it or not. Anyhoo, I found coordinating CTMH inks in my carousel and stamped my lanterns, trimmed them, and adhered with 3-D foam tape.

The paper squares were sanded before adhering to the card to make the lanterns have more "pop" above the paper. I was also lucky enough to find (close enough) matching twine to suspend the lanterns from the top of my card.

The sentiment is from the "Love Life" stamp set and stamped in Grey Wool ink.

A very simple and easy card, made quickly.

Thanks for looking and have a great holiday week! Pin It


  1. Cute card! Love the lanterns and the sentiment! Thanks for playing this week at The Play Date Cafe.

  2. How fun, Mandy! LOVE how you've given each element such presence with those color blocks! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at The Play Date Cafe!

  3. Lovely card! I love how you've used the colour inspiration board to inspire you for the design. It looks so fun with the different colours all matched up with the twine too! Thank you for joining in the fun with us over at The Play Date Cafe this week!

  4. LOVE this card!! The paper lanterns against the color paper squares are nice.


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