This week's CAS52 challenge is inspired by kmahany's sweet mushroom card. Love this layout as it gives smaller stamps a chance to shine.
I started with PTI's Day at the Beach, a cute set I haven't done justice to since I bought it last summer. Of course, I had to pull out the bold brights because I just adore all these gray, frigid days of Ohio winter...the blah, colorless landscape, the air crystals that somehow don't even have the spirit to sparkle, the heavy iron sky. It reminds me of the lyrics to a Jimmy Buffett song: "I shot six holes in my freezer, I think I've got cabin fever,...I've got to go where it's warm!" Well, this card takes me there.
BTW, I had planned on putting tiny rhinestones on the flip flops but didn't have orange or bright green ones in my stash. I almost fainted. Must go to Michael's ASAP! (Yes, I could just color the clear ones with sharpies...don't be all logical, people! I want to shop.)
Next up, Everyday Button Bits. This set came to live with me in my last order, mainly because it's stinkin' cute but also because I did a PTI button share run by Krystie Lee and have dozens of the things sitting unused. Ever since I got the set, I've wanted to try to use the images without buttons though. I'm a closet rebel, I guess.
The balloon card uses only the largest balloon on the three-balloon stamp. I used 3/4" and 1/2" circle punches to make the balloons. They looked a bit too plain, so I added black gemstones (Hero Arts). Not sure I like the effect, but it did make the card more visually balanced. The color is berry sorbet from PTI. Yummy.
If you haven't played along with the CAS challenge yet, give it a go with some stamps you haven't used yet. Come on, you KNOW you have some.
I think I'm putting on some Jimmy Buffett when the kids head off to school. I need some tales from the tropics today. "I blew out my flip flop, stepped on a pop top, cut my heel, had to cruise on back home...." Rock on, Parrotheads.