August 01, 2010

Inspired by Nature...


Today's card is totally inspired by several I've seen like this in my blog surfing.  I have no way of knowing who thought of using the Inspired by Nature Stampin' Up! set in this way, but I think it was brilliant!  No pun intended. 

For my SUN, I took a scrap piece of cardstock and punched out a 1-3/8" circle to use as my template.  Then I laid it on top of the natural ivory piece and colored it in with Stampin' Pastels chalks.  I used mostly yellow, but a little orange blended around the edges too.  After coloring the sun, I inked up the Inspired by Nature stamp in Kiwi Kiss and stamped it over top.  Easy Peasy!


The base cardstock is Kiwi Kiss and I've layered a scrap of brown dp under the naturals ivory, sponging all the edges...just because I like the distressed look.  :)   I wasn't sure what to do on the inside, so just used the same stamp, but stamped it off once so it was more subtle.  And you can never go wrong with a button embellishment, right?  ;)


That's all for today, my friends!  I need to tackle a few of the items on my "to-do" list now. 
Thanks so much for popping in.  Wishing you all a bright and sunshiney day!!! 

Quote for Today ~
Today, give a stranger one of your smiles. It might be the only sunshine he sees all day. ~Quoted in P.S. I Love You, compiled by H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

10 comments:

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

I love it! Love the little button inside the card.

Crystal said...

Gorgeous Pam your stamping looks FABULOUS!

Marisa said...

THis is fabulous, Pam!! Love the sun you added to the grass and your stitching is a perfect addition. Great sponging too!

Karen Motz said...

This is so pretty and earthy!!! Your sewing is perfect!!!

alohakt said...

cool card...simple... i like it!

Christina said...

Your stitching is absolutely gorgeous and frames this beautiful image and sentiment perfectly! Cute button on the inside, too!

Pam Varnell said...

Beautiful Pam. I always loved that stamp set.

Creative Mish said...

I really love this one. Love the sun peeking behind the grass

Nance said...

Oh, this is so pretty! This is one of my favorite stamps and I love the sun peeking through the reeds. And your stitching...OMG! It's so perfectly exact...and gorgeous! Love the inside button too. Thanks for your fun personality and stopping by my blog...love your comments! I'm following you too!

Carol said...

This is one incredibly spectacular card! Love everything about it!