Monday, June 18, 2012

Studio Calico, You are the Best


Hope you all had a wonderful Father's Day weekend.
It's Monika here today bringing you a cheerful card. Summer is here, so I picked some bright and fun papers from Echo Park for my card. They have the cutest prints!

The darling sun image and the greetings are all from You are the Best clear stamp set from Studio Calico by Hero Arts. I just love the the circle and flag elements in this set.

I stamped the sun, cut it out, then popped it up with dimensional tape. The little cloud image was cut out of a piece of designer paper.
My tile letters were stamped individually from one of the greetings, using a marker... then were cut out and sponged around the edges. It was fun to come up with my own elements, just by using a stamp.

If you like to stamp, check out all the fun clear stamp sets StopAndScrap has in stock.

I also decorated the inside of my card. With the fun images, I was able to dress the white space up.

The stitching was done by hand. I used a paper-piercing tool and template to make the holes, then using needle and thread, I stitched the lines. It's a fun way of adding a design element to your project, even if you don't have a sewing machine.

Hopefully I was able to inspire you today to take out your stamps, and make something FUN!

Thank you for stopping by,


Patti J said...

Oh, I so love pretty paper! What a happy, cheerful card, Monika! I totally love this, and your inside is as cute as can be, too! Great card :) Thanks for sharing...

Cindy Coutts said...

Beautiful cards! I have some Hero Arts stamps coming my way and I can't wait to ink them up. Good selection we have rather than doing a lot of hunting. Your cards are very bright and cheerful! I love your style.

Kathy said...

Very cute these papers!

Tina said...

This is sooo pretty!