Christmas in July has always been popular with me. When I was a kid at summer camp I got our cabin to pick that theme for the cabin decorating contest--can't remember if we won! This year there are lots of blog features & challenges with the theme, so more to come. Actually, I made a Christmas card for last week's PTI MIM challenge & here's my entry for PTI CAWU. I really loved Laurie's black, white & gold card & was inspired by the gold on white die cuts, gold frame & contrasting card.
As you can see, I used Pure Poppy cardstock instead of black. The die cuts from Spruce & Sprigs are stamped in Delicata Golden Glitz--my favorite gold ink. I made the frame with AJVD Polka Dot Backdrop rectangles & sponged with gold. The sentiment from Botanical Blocks IV is gold embossed & I couldn't resist adding a few small PPP gold sequins. The panel is mounted with fun foam to the card front, so will need a bit of extra postage. I'm also entering HLS Christmas challenge, Die Cut Divas & Word Art Wednesday.
Next is my first card using a brand new die from CASual Fridays. Haven't been letting myself buy new stamps or dies, but couldn't resist the bell dies in the retirement sale. I didn't have any bell dies, so that's my justification--haha!
So fun to use the shape of an object for a shaker window & I tried out Stephanie's technique of stacked layers instead of foam--great when the opening doesn't have straight lines. The shaker mix is white seed beads & Stampendous Shaved Ice. I have 2 Lawn Fawn plaid paper pads that have hardly been used--love the look! The PPP bow was the perfect size to top the bell & I added an iridescent gem that ties into the mix. The sentiment from the first card was still in my Mini MISTI & was the right size, so I stamped it several times in DI pine needles which closely matches the cardstock panel. I'm entering CAS-ual Fridays, CCCB, CropStop, HLS Anything Goes with Dies, SSS Wednesday & Die Cut Divas. I'm slowly catching up on blog reading--thanks for your patience. Enjoy the weekend!
Edited to add: Joining the Summer Link Up at Merry Monday using #241 (red, green & white) or #240 (bell)--thanks for the suggestion, Linda.