Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Happy Summer Solstice!

Today marks the summer soltice in the northern hemisphere.
Inspired by the scenes Kristi created here using the PTI's Garden Variet,. I used her card layout with a tag and created my own little summer scene.

I knew I wanted to use this precious tiny banner on the picket fence. Then I thought of the bird house and bird to finish my scene.


Thankfully the picket fence and tag are dies because the banner, bird house, and bird requred hand cutting. I used an acrylic paint and small stiff stenciling brush to paint the fence and kraft impressed matt. I used a scalloped die and blue ink to created the mottled sky, and I colored the bird house and banner with Copics.

What are your plans for this longest day of the year?


Supplies:
Stamps: Bird Watching, Garden Variety (PTI); Mini Banner Greetings(Pink Persimmon); Birdies(Crafty Secrets)
Ink: Rich Cocoa, Peart Tart, Rosebud (Tsukineko); Baby Blue(Stampabilities); Sunflower Pigment (ColorBox)
Paper: Kraft, Aqua Mist, Vintage Cream, Rustic Cream (PTI)
Other: Picket Fence die, Picnic Plaid impression plate, rustic twine (PTI); Swiss dot embossing folder (Cuttlebug)

14 comments:

  1. stunning! love how you treated the "wood".

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  2. This is adorable! I just love that framed tag!

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  3. So-o-o pretty, Cammie. Everything works so well together. Love that little banner and the flowers growing on the fence! So creative.

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  4. So cute, Cammie! Lots of great texture and your little scene is just perfect!

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  5. Ooh Cammie, this is just terrific! Thanks for going to all the extra trouble to hand cut the non die stuff out because it just makes the card. Love the gorgeous tag as the center stage for your creative genius. Golly, this is great!

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  6. Love it! What a great idea to use the birdhouse in the scene. My set has never seen ink but that is going to change now. Hope you enjoy your first day of summer. We will be spending it outside by the pool.

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  7. So cute, Cammie! I love the way you aged the picket fence. Looks so real! That little mini banner is the perfect touch too. Great card!

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  8. Wow!! Love the colors on this card.

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  9. Adorable card! Love the stamped flowers on your fence.Your card almost reminds me of a picture inside of a frame. I like this! Happy summer to you!

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  10. Love your card! The background looks great and the fence with the tiny banner is so adorable! The fence die is one of my favorite new products. It is such a joy to use. In spite of all the erratic weather conditions we are finally beginning to enjoy all the blooms in our garden. Enjoy your summer!

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  11. What an absolutely wonderful card!!! I love it!!!

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  12. Cammie, this is absolutely lovely! The banner on the fence is adorable. Love that you made a little scene on a tag for your focal point!

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  13. OH BOY I sure do love this card ....... the banner on the fence is just PERFECT!!!

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  14. How pretty! I love how you colored the fence, it looks so realistic!

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