Monday, February 14, 2011

Crumb Cake Sweet Summer

For today's card I've used once again the Sweet Summer stamp set which I'm really enjoying!  It makes a wonderful background like you can see here, I stamped one of the flower images plus a tiny bee in Crumb Cake on Very Vanilla, scalloped two edges and sponged them with Crumb Cake as well to soften them.  I had embossed the base card with the Textured Impressions embossing folder to add interest to that part of the card. Once again I have used a blender pen to 'pull in' the colour on the red flower and bee, an effect I really like.

The other set I'm using a lot lately is the Teeny Tiny Sentiments - with 24 different sentiments you just can't go wrong, there's something appropriate for almost every event!

This card meets the requirements of three (or is it four!) challenges - I'm learning to combine them now!  First of all the colour is from ColorLab, the sketch is from GAB and the embellishments are for the Daring Cardmakers challenge (on this occasion sponsored by The Ribbon Reel).

Anyway, once again, hope you like it!

What I used:

Card:  Crumb Cake (first time I've used this colour), Real Red and Very Vanilla

Ink:  Crumb Cake, Riding Hood Red.

Stamp Sets:  Sweet Summer, Teeny Tiny Sentiments

Tools and other fun stuff:  Heart to Heart punch, Buttons #5 Sizzlits die, Square Lattice embossing folder, Scallop Border punch, Real Red 1/4" grosgrain ribbon, blender pens, Stampin' sponges, red twine from my stash.


  1. Thank you for sharing your lovely card with The Daring Cardmakers. Good Luck for our prize draw this week!

  2. What a pretty card! Thanks for joining in with Daring Cardmakers.

    Lynda xxx

  3. Love the lattice embossing folder and Crumb cake is a lovely shade. Thanks for joining in with Daring Cardmakers this week:)

  4. oh I love this grey red combination

  5. That button is so awesome! I must remember this for future use!! I love this card, it's just got adorable written all over it! Thanks for joining us at the ColorLab this week.

  6. Very pretty card Frances. The grey and red are great together. Thanks for joining in with GAB Challenges.

  7. What a pretty card, love the little hearts! Thanks for joining in with DCM this week.


  8. Pretty card Frances! Love your take on our sketch this week! And you used crumb cake very well for your first time! = )

    Thanks for joining us at GAB!