Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Traveler's Inspiration Challenge 3


This is for Traveling Mama’s Traveler’s Inspiration Challenge 3. I had such a hard time getting a decent picture of this card! Just when you think you have a (small) grasp on lighting/Photoshop… lol. Anyway, as soon as I saw the inspiration pic I knew I had to use this cute little swimsuit stamp. I’ve been thinking a lot about my grandma lately (who just passed away), and one of the memories that keeps coming to mind is how she used to take me to the Y to go swimming. I’d have so much fun playing around in the pool; then, after we’d changed back into our street clothes she’d put a tiny little dab of her cologne behind my ears – I always felt so grown-up and glamorous! For the card, I stamped the swimsuit with pigment ink and heat embossed with clear ep, then paper pieced with a scaled-down swatch of digital pp (love the versatility of digital!). Added a sentiment underneath, and voila! A super-easy, fun little card, with a happy memory to go along with it.

Card Recipe
Stamps: Provo Craft Simply Chic (swimsuit), Stampin’ Up “Many Happy Returns” (sentiment); Ink: ColorBox pigment “Ochre”, ColorBox fluid chalk “Charcoal”; Paper: Andrea Victoria “Pina” digital paper, Georgia Pacific white cs; Accessories: clear ep


  1. LOVE it! That bathing suit is adorable! I want one like that! :-)
    Thanks for playing along!

  2. So CUTE! I want that swim suit in my size! :) I love the stamp, where did you order that? Love the memory of your grandma!

  3. The swimsuit stamp is from the set "Summer Party" in the Simply Chic line by Provo Craft. I got mine on e-bay for under $10. They're kind of a hybrid clear stamp - the body of the stamp is clear, but the part that is actually inked is a black rubber (hope that makes sense!). You get the ability to see where you're stamping but with a sturdier stamp. HTH!

  4. What a great card!!! The suit is CUTE!

  5. I loved the story of your Grandmother & that swim suit, ya I want one too.
    It's hard to photograph embossing, I'm with ya on that one.

  6. icute card! I love the bathing suit!

    Clouds :D