Friday, July 4, 2008

Summertime Fun!

Happy July 4th!! I hope my American friends have something fun planned for today! We're headed to a parade and then to my in-laws for a cookout. The weather is YUCKY, though -- rainy and temps in the 70's! :(

Anyway, I have more previews of the July C.C. Designs releases to show you today! This set is called Summertime Fun, and it really is SO much fun! There is a snorkling Lulu, a surfing Lucky, and a monkey in an innertube! Here is Lulu doing a little diving. I had originally planned to make a gel (water) card, but I didn't have a bag that was the correct size. So, since necessity is the mother of invention, I embossed some bubbles on a piece of acetate instead! I used the Cuttlebug Tiny Bubbles embossing folder, and I love the result!

Here's a closeup of the bubbles -- it looks like she's swimming in a big tank! :) I colored the image with Copics and added some Baby Blue Stickles to the bubbles. I cut some wavy corners and added ribbon and Dew Drops to the card.


Surf's Up!! Here's Lucky doing some surfing! As soon as I saw this image, I knew I wanted to create some waves with the D'vine Swirls Cuttlebug folder. I cut around some of the swirls and applied Cool Caribbean ink directly from the pad to the embossing. I colored Lucky with Copics, cut him out, and mounted him on dimensionals. The ric rac adds another wavy element, and the Sugarcoated Brads and Stickles give some sparkle.

Do you like the previews so far? Head over to the All That Scraps Blog for more DT samples of the new releases -- you can also leave a comment for a chance to win one of them! All the new sets will be released July 7 at 10:00 PM Eastern Time.

Have a great day, everyone -- thanks for stopping by! I'll have more previews tomorrow! :)

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, USA!!!!!

Lulu Card
Stamps: Summertime Fun (C.C. Designs) Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black (Tsukineko), Bashful Blue (SU!) Cardstock: Bashful Blue, Old Olive (SU!); C.C. Designs White Cardstock Paper: Cutie Pie (SU!) Other: Ciao markers (Copic); acetate; Cuttlebug & Tiny Bubbles embossing folder (Provo Craft); Dew Drops (Robin's Nest); Circle Cutter (Fiskars); Bashful Blue striped grosgrain, Word Window punch, stamping sponge, Stampin' Dimensionals (SU!), Baby Blue Stickles (Ranger)

Lucky Card
Stamps: Summertime Fun (C.C. Designs) Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black (Tsukineko), Cool Caribbean (SU!) Cardstock: Bazzill; C.C. Designs White Cardstock; Cool Caribbean, Chocolate Chip (SU!) Paper: Kaleidoscope Collection (My Minds Eye) Other: Cuttlebug & D'vine Swirls embossing folder (Provo Craft); Swimming Pool Sugarcoated Brads (Doodlebug); Stardust Stickles (Ranger), Seaside Originals ribbon, circle punches, stamping sponge, Stampin' Dimensionals (SU!)

24 comments:

Kerry J. said...

Love the embossed acetate in the window - that's genius!!! Gorgeous cards!

Kirsten said...

These are both so stinking cute! I think you've enabled me...again! :)

Erin K said...

These are wonderful. I totally love the embossed acetate!

Lynn Mercurio said...

What a great alternative to a gel card...less mess, and just as much of a WOW factor. Very creative! Happy Independence Day!

Dawn Easton said...

Oh ya...that is so super cool Christina! Love the acetate window and embossing!! How fabulous! Both cards are super cute...love the waves on the second one!

Hope you have a wonderful 4th of July!

Amanda said...

That acetate window is incredible!!! What a great idea! I'll definitely have to try that!
Of course first I'll need to get that embossing folder! haha

Alyssa said...

Oh my! Both of your cards are incredibly cute and clever! Love them! Can't wait to get this set!

Sharon in NE said...

I am SO impressed! I love how you came up with the bubbly water. It's much better than the gel. You are such a creative thinker! Great job.

Cyndi Bundy said...

Love em both...but that bubbly acetate...genius girl!

Jennifer Love said...

Oh my word! I love these!

Christi said...

Both of your cards are adorable!! I LOVE that acetate trick! Awesome!! Have a happy and blessed 4th!!

Kraftin' Kimmie said...

These are both absolutely fabulous Christina!! That bubble acetate was pure genius!!! It looks amazing!! Can't wait to see tomorrow's designs!!!

Allison said...

I love the embossed acetate! It looks so cool. I'll have to give this a try!

Donna said...

Christina! Your sneak peeks are out of this world! I love the gel pen & the cb swirls as waves? insane! love them

Amy Johnson said...

I saw these cards in my update from you and just had to pop on over and tell you how wonderful they are! I love how you embossed the acetate! I never would have thought of that. It really looks like she is behind water. And I love how you used 'divine swirls' for surfing. How creative. Great cards.

Lauren (mytime) said...

I ADORE your fauz gel card :D So super cute and way to use what you have!

Julia Stainton said...

YOu, my dear....are BRILLIANT! Love them both!

Jamie Martin said...

Super cute! Love the embossing on the acetate, very clever :)

Laurie in MN said...

Super cute cards.

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

Wonderful cards. Love the ingenuity!

Raquites said...

Genius! love the embossed acetate. Thought it was bubble wrap at first so I had to come to your blog to see what you used.

jenstamps said...

Happy 4th!

I am loving these peeks!!!

Chrissy said...

fantastic cards! I love them! I'm going to order my set tonight, can't wait to play.

Joanne B. said...

holey cute! Love it!