I hope you enjoyed a wonderful Easter weekend with friends & family…

We did and now here in Central Texas it really is beginning to warm up and we’ve even had some springtime showers – the best bit about that is that the wildflowers are out and in full bloom which we missed last year because of the lack of rain – and this makes me realise that summer is just around the corner…

And so that made me want to make a bright fun colorful card and I found the PERFECT stamps and papers to use in the Summer Smooches collection…

I love to use bright colors on a plain white background because it really makes them ‘pop’…

My card base is simply Whisper White cardstock onto which I layered another piece – I shaped the bottom edge of that layer using my Scallop Trim Border Punch to give some definition and mounted it onto my card base using Dimensionals.

Onto that layer I added a piece of patterned paper from Summer Smooches DSP – using patterned papers is a great low-cost way to get feature & texture onto a card…

I then decided to stamp a vase full of flowers above it – I found the perfect stamps in the new set Bright Blossoms and used the following colors of Markers to color & stamp my images:

  • Blue – Island Indigo
  • Green – Lucky Limeade
  • Purple – Rich Razzleberry
  • Red – Real Red
  • Yellow – Daffodil Delight

And of course those colors match the patterned paper strip below PERFECTLY – that is what I so love about Stampin’ Up!’s cardstocks, papers & inks – they make it SO easy to get perfectly co-ordinated results!

If you are a new stamper, Markers are a great way to go – they are almost half the price of ink pads and you can color your rubber stamps using them – they are a great low-cost way to try out those colors – and then you can invest in the ink pads in the colors you love…

Finally I added a sentiment from the set Fabulous Phrases (pg 163) and there is one bright and fun card just perfect for those hot summer days ahead…

Both Summer Smooches DSP and the stamp set Bright Blossoms are part of the Sneak Peak Summer Smooches Promotion running through April 30th – click HERE to find out more!

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One thought on “Simple, Bright & Fun…

  • April 10, 2012 at 3:32 am
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    Gorgeous card! Love all that clean white space…the stamped image and the DSP have such a beautiful impact. 🙂

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