Saturday, May 16, 2009

Baby~It's HOT Out!!!

97 degrees to be exact. Geesh!!!!!!!!!!! We just got back from watching a friend's daughter play in her final softball game before the championship game. These girls played in the hot baking sun starting at noon. The winner gets a little break and heads to the championship game. Uggghhh!! Unfortunately, "our" team lost by one point. But my selfish brain said to itself, "at least I won't have to sit in this dust bowl and broil any longer!! (bad, bad attitude!!)

When it is hot like this, I only want cool. Cool foods, cool drinks, just everything cool. Including my cards!! But, ya know~~sometimes you just have to add a POP of color to add some sizzle!!

Can you guess what was my inspiration for this card?!! Yup. The flower pots that I just got done planting. Now, originally, I had planned to add some type of stitching so that I could use this for the Rubbernecker Blog Challenge for this week. But then I got hot. And needed cool. Which means CAS (clean and simple) to my way of thinking.

This is a 5x5 square card. The image was stamped using Ranger's Archival Jet black ink on Gina K's 120# pure luxury paper. I colored it with my copic ciao's and cut out the image and placed it on the base layer. Supplies: Stamps: Rubbernecker. Inks: Ranger Archival Jet black, copic ciao markers. Paper: Gina K's 120# pure luxury, whisper white.

Thought I'd share a blast from the past using this same stamp. But this one must have been made when it was cooler. Got some HOT background colors!

I really can't decide which one I like better. They are both CAS. And in some ways I like the coloring on the blast from the past better. But I think I like the POP that the newer version holds with using just the white. Hmmmm.................guess I should be happy that I rather like both of them!!

Thanks for dropping by. Hope the rest of you are staying COOL!!


Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

Oooooo, I am sooooo loving this stamp! And your cards are gorgeous. And please do NOT send that heat this way. I'll keep the weather the way it is here - cool and breezy!


Melody (lacyquilter) said...

Beautiful. You poor girl... you could come and enjoy the cold with me. We woke up to light frost on the ground this morning. I'm still turning the heat on at night. Right now the temp is 65 and breezy.