Monday, June 16, 2014

Our Family Stay-cation . . . Boring!

Greetings All!  Summer is here, and vacations are on the rise.  Here is a card to celebrate "staying at home" instead of "hitting the road" this year!

A friend of mine had to inform her kids today, that there would be no vacation trip this year, and they would have to enjoy staying home this summer!  Of course, the reply was "Boring"!  School has only been out less than a week, and they are already bored silly.

To start, I used a precut A2 size card and attached a piece of patterned paper to it.  I stamped this image, one of Janie's Girls from Hot Off the Press on X-press blending card and colored it in with my Copic markers. I then stamped the plumeria flowers from the Tropicals flower stamp from Stampendous, and trimmed along one edge. These were also colored with Copics. I fussy cut around both the girl stamp and flowers, and then mounted them to the background with foam adhesive tape. Before attaching the girl's image to the floral background, I attached a square of vellum that I embossed in my Stripes Embossing Folder by running through my Cuttlebug machine. It diffused the bright flowers from the background, so the girl's image could more readily be seen.  I then stamped the saying from one of Winnie & Walter's new stamp sets, "The Big, the Bold, and Fun" stamp set.

After I finished this card, and was writing this post, I decided the plumeria needed a tiny pearl in the center of each flower.

I hope you all have a wonderful week. I took off a little time last week to work on some "special" projects, and to celebrate my birthday on Wednesday. I am now back on track and will visit again with you soon. 
Happy Stamping!


  1. This is so adorable, Mindy!! The little girl and her doggie are so sweet!! The gems in the centers of the flowers was an awesome touch!! Fabulous my friend!! Have a great evening :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  2. Adorable and cute card (and I can relate to the "boring" the image!! Happy LATE birthday...geez, wish I had known...sweet 16 right??'t WE wish!!! Have a great day my friend!!

  3. Your card is wonderful! I love how you used the greens and pinks throughout your card. The girl looks like a bore teenager! Using a piece of vellum and embossing it, almost makes it look like she is outside in front of a big curtain at a house! Very clever! Great depth! Joan