Friday, December 31, 2010

Just Add Summer and a SAB Sneak Peek

Summery Sandals ... Flip Flops, Jandals or just plain 'Thongs' in Aussie Lingo

... so whatever name you call them, the good old Aussie thong represents all things sun, sand, surf and SUMMER.

At Just Add Ink there's a challenge to JUST ADD SUMMER to your paper craft creation this week.

To add to the Summertime Theme I have used the Stampin' Up! colours of Sahara Sand and Marina Mist.


Hint: I crimped the piece of Marina Mist card stock before I traced out the template for the back of the flip flop.


Just Add Summer - JAI Challenge #49


Did you notice the Sale-a-bration sneak peek? I have used the cute little flower stamp from the 2011 SAB set called 'Bliss' and I've also discovered it's a good match for one of the Antique Brads. I'll supply more details about the SAB promotion later. It's my favourite time of the Stampin' Up! Year.

There's quite a few flip flop card templates in 'Blog Land' and I got this particular one from the Splitcoaststampers Fan Club so even if I could actually track down the original post (which I have tried to find), I wouldn't be able to link it up. It is, however, from Diane Zechman (cookiestamper). If you're looking to find a template just "Google" Flip Flop Card Pattern (not to be confused with what we call 'swing cards') and there's a multitude of choices out there.

Alternatively, I have come across a great site that offers quite a variety of free templates and you'll find one for a Flip Flop Card HERE. It's a little different in design but a good starting point.

Happy crafting!


My Two 'Craft Loves' Combined - Crochet and Paper Craft


Here's the Project Details for JAI Challenge #49 - Just Add Summer:
Stamp Sets: Bliss (SAB), Party this Way
Ink: Marina Mist
Card Stock: Marina Mist, Sahara Sand
Accessories: Flip Flop Template, Sahara Sand DSP from the Neutrals Pattern Stack, Fleurettes II, Antique Brad, White Gel Pen, 5/8" Marina Mist Grosgrain Ribbon, Horizontal Slit Punch (retired), Sticky Strip, Crimper


Enjoy!

12 comments:

Paula said...

The humble Jandel says "Summer" like nothing else! What a great idea Bron. I love your crocheted bottle holder too. Since I dabble in crocheting myself I am now off to check out your other blog, hehehe!

Patrice said...

Wow Bron so love this - and your props! I call them jandals - being a kiwi. Great summery colours, this is absolutely definitely a 'summer' card.

Tania Gould said...

Impressive card...impressive photography...impressive little details - amazing Bronwyn! I was blown away when I saw this little number in person yesterdy. It looks as good in person as it does in this amazing photograph/s!

Cathy Clark said...

What a fabulous idea! I love the colours! You've inspired me to pick up a crochet hook again - love your bottle bags!

Sue Rowe said...

way cool!! what is more summery than thongs - love it:)

Kathryn Mangelsdorf said...

I love this card, have seen them before but have not been inspired to create one until now! Just love it and yes it is oh so summery!

Susan Joyce said...

Totally delightful Bronwyn. Love the colours, design and your display for the photo. Happy New Year! Hugs, Sue

Sharnee Torrents said...

WOW OH WOW!!! This is one of the best, it will definitely make it to your TOP Jan picks at the end of the year I can tell already!!! The detail is outstanding and that water bottle holder, mate 10 out of 10!!!!
Happy New Year!
Hugs Sharnee :)

KimB said...

Funnily enough - my first thought was thongs too - but I'm glad I went with my butterlfies as my thong wouldn't have compared to your fabulous summer creation - just makes you want to go walk on the beach!

Patrice said...

Hello Ms Bron, just letting you know there is an Award waiting for you over on my blog :o)

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

This is super, Bronwyn! Love it! And ... perfect for the challenge. I wish I could have an imagination like yours! Hugs xxaxx
PS Sorry I haven't popped by for a while ... my internet has been driving me insane ... Hopefully it will be back to normal again soon :D xx

Jo said...

OMG Bron, I love how you have rippled the sole of the thong. That is just priceless. This is so cute, just love it.

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