Well here's another one of those "Gotta Haves" from Sassy Cheryl. I have wanted to work with her ever since she came out, but I was committed to a few other cards. Soooooo when I finally allowed myself to color her, I minimized her 4 different times and got to color her a big total of 5 times. Let me tell you, I was in heaven. Doesn't she just scream fun! She is appropriately called "Going to the Beach" and in my family that means going to Nana ad Papa's house. So I just used that theme as my inspiration. Have you ever seen those little suitcases that say "Going to Grandma's" on them? Well I just turned my card into a journey.
I tried to show her decreasing in size the further she got from the viewer and the closer she got to the beach. I fussy cut my images out, glued them to a orange oval (Spellbinders) that was run through a CuttleBug Embossing folder. The sentiment on the front is a Tim Holtz stamp. When she finally arrives at the beach, she finds a beautiful palm tree to shade her delicate little body from the scorching sun. The sand she is walking on is torn kraft paper run through a SU embossing folder. The palm tree is cut with a Sissix die. The trunk is run through my crimper. The sun is a SU stamp I fussy cut and popped up with foam tape.
I LOVE this Very Pretty DP that I found last week at Hobby Lobby. My buddies Jeni, Kim, and I had a girls day and drove up to Florence to the Hobby Lobby. You may have seen some pictures of our antics on Jeni and Kim's blog. It was definitely a match for my image and I think it is so soo pretty that it will qualify for Sassy Cheryl's Pretty Paper Challenge.
Here are a few different view of the card. I made it by cutting a 12x12 piece of card stock in half and doing fan folds at 4". I then overlapped the two pieces and joined them with adhesive. I hope you enjoy my creation.
Go USA!!! Whoo Hoo for our athletes.