Sunday, July 21, 2013

Sweet Sherbert

Today I'm playing along for the first time with the Play Date Cafe challenge - these are the colors to use this week. Makes me think of summertime orange and lime ice cream sherberts!
My stamping friend, Mona Pendleton, is the guest designer and sponsor for the prize this week - so I used one of her MFT stamp sets, Tropical Sensations,  for my card.  I also have the die set that goes along with the stamps - so it makes it super easy to make a beautiful creation!
I embossed a Fleur de Lis Nestability Square on my card base.  Then I stamped the flower, stamen and leaves on the die cuts and layered them over the frame with foam dots.  The flowers have two stamps so you can accent them with different colors of ink in the centers.

Today is the last day of our weeks' vacation and the 90 degree humid heat finally broke -  it's in the 80's today and there is a cool breeze that feels SO good!   We've opened the windows and turned off the air conditioners and it's just lovely!

My son Josh and his partner April are coming over for late lunch and we'll have it on the deck (I thought we might have to eat inside with the heat).  Looking forward to their visit and having a lovely afternoon before heading back to work tomorrow!

Thanks so much for dropping by today!

Stamps:  Tropical Sensations - MFT
Paper:  Vintage Cream - PTI
Ink:  Ranger Distress Spiced Marmelade, Dried Marigold, Mowed Lawn, Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories:  Dienamics Tropical Sensation dies - MFT, Fleur de Lis Square die - Spellbinders, foam dots.


Mona Pendleton said...

Wow Julia! Your card is gorgeous! Love how you showcased the hibiscus in that pretty frame! Thanks so much for the inspiration! I hope you enjoy your day!

Vicki Parson said...

Such a gorgeous creation Julia!! Love the embossing and colors! :) HUGS

Karin Ã…kesdotter said...

WONDERFUL card! Love how you created the frame + fun to see that Swedish design was part of the inspiration (-; (the tea cups)


Yogi said...

nice card. Like the CAS look.
Thanks for the nice comment on my blog post
Have a great day

Marybeth said...

Glad the heat broke and it sound like a great day! Hope it all went well!
Love this card with the embossed square.and beautiful flower!

Dianne said...

I'm glad you had a great week, it's been hotter in S Ont, then in Egypt imagine that LOL. Your card is stunning love the embossed background and that flower looks fabulous, thanks for sharing and have a wonderful week..

Crystal said...

Julia wow this is sooooo beautiful, you did an amazing job with these colors girl!!!!

Beverley said...

Beautiful card, so soft & pretty. Hugs Bev x

Rachel W K said...

stunning card!! we're glad you joined us for the first time! Thanks for joining us in the Play Date Cafe!
-Rachel w k

Stamping With Bibiana said...

love the colors and that flower is gorgeous

Lisa Somerville said...

How pretty Julia - love the embossing behind your flower!

Karen Motz said...

So pretty! The flower really pops on the embossed frame!

Annette Allen said...

wow this is GORGEOUS.. one of my favorites. .that flower is amazing..