June 2, 2012

CAS-ual Fridays Challenge #55 - Put a Bling On it

This weeks CAS-ual Friday's challenge is to create a project with a little sparkle.  I broke out Melissa Bickford's new Flipping Out stamp set and dies for this one.  I use Papertrey's Background Basics Farm & Barn to create a boardwalk type background on my Soft Stone card base with Soft Stone ink.  I can't even tell you how much I love the detail of this stamp.  Then I went to work at the flip flop factory creating soles, straps, flowers and heart accents in a bunch of bright summery colours.  A big happy sun, edged with stickles for some bling and the flower centre of my flip flops adorned with a gemstone--pop on a sentiment and done.  This card is to wish everyone a 'Happy Summer'!






All Supplies are from Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted:

Cardstock: Soft Stone, Summer Sunrise, Orange Zest, New Leaf, Hawaiian Shores, Hibiscus Burst
Stamps: Flipping Out, Background Basics Farm & Barn
Ink: Soft Stone, Summer Sunrise, Orange Zest, New Leaf, Hawaiian Shores, Hibiscus Burst
Dies: Flippin Out, Limitless Layers 1 3/4"
Other:  foam dots, orange Stickles (Ranger), blue gemstones (Doodlebug)



This morning we filled our bird feeder after the rain and really high winds yesterday and we had visits from sparrows, chickadees, blackbirds, starlings, a blue jay (who is much faster than the camera!) and our first ever Cardinal who posed regally for the camera.  The bird feeder is empty already, the birds eat more than teenagers!  lol


16 comments :

Lisa said...

What fun flip flops Tracey ~ cute card!!

Lynn said...

Love all those flip flops...they look like they are ready to walk off the page and onto the beach. So cute! Thanks so much for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays!

PS Love the pic of the gorgeous cardinal!

Deb said...

Love your flip flops, Tracey! The gemstones are awesome and your stickles on your sun are perfect! When I visited my sister, I got to see a bunch of cardinals on her feeder. So much fun! Glad you could play with us this week at CAS-ual Fridays!

Joyce said...

What a fun card, and happy summer to you, too. I, too, had this set out this morning. Isn't it just so fun. I love the background you created with that board stamp.

Cyndie said...

Awwww, cute! I love the glittery edges of the sun and the bling on the flip-flops! Sounds like you had great luck with the bird feeder; we have tons of cardinals here, they are almost the most abundant bird! See a lot of robins, blue jays, sparrows, goldfinches, and chickadees, as well as the starlings. I'd like to put up a birdbath sometime.

Renee said...

Love, love, love that awesome sun!!
Perfect with the fabby flippies on the boardwalk...
it just says "Summer"!
Hope it arrives for you soon...
we've already had so many days in the 90's I'm scared of July and August! :)

Mara Campbell said...

I love the shimmer on the edge of your sun. And the flip flops are awesome!!! Happy Summer!

Virginia L. said...

Love this delightful summer card! The glitter and gems are perfect in this! Your bird photo is so sweet!! I love it when birdies stop by to visit :) Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Jackie Rockwell said...

Great Summer card!!! The bling on the sun and the flip flops looks wonderful! :)

Paperesse said...

Ah, more pretty flip-flops. Love the jewel accents!

Jenny said...

Great touch of bling, such a fab summer card :0)
The cardinal looks splendid, I would love to see one in real life :0)
So glad you joined us this week at CASual Fridays :0)
Jenny x

Barb said...

these are so cute! love the patterns and colors. great designs

paperella said...

Fabulos card! And what a die cutting ball you had with that flip flop die, I also have it and it's sooo cute! :)
Thanks so much for joining us this week at CAS-ual Fridays!

Jen W. said...

Wow! That's quite a flip flop collection! Loving these fun summer cards!

Karolyn at Paper Therapy said...

Super fun and clever - love every detail! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays - we're so glad that you did!!

Charlene said...

Adorable...love all your happy flip flops ready to pop on cards!!