Thursday, June 24, 2010

Swingin' Summer (CCEE1025, WT276)

First of all, SCS (SplitCoastStampers.com) has changed the rules. If you take a high quality photo, it's too large to upload now. This is probably because they want to increase the speed of uploading, and I can't blame them for that, but it's a pain. You either have to change the settings in your camera to use less Mp's (mega pixels), or you have to re-size the photo after you upload it to your computer. I was resizing. Then, I changed the setting in my camera to the mid-range setting. I think I prefer to take the photos with the highest quality setting and then re-size, even though that takes more time. That way, I can re-size photos for SCS, but use the best quality here. This one was taken with the camera setting changed to mid-range. My next post will have the higher quality setting.

Enough photography talk! This card is for two challenges. First, the CCEE Stampers Challenge is to make a card with a summer theme and use either flowers or floral ribbon. I couldn't resist using more of my little embossed flowers. Besides that, there's flowers on the swing and in the designer paper. This is also for the Ways To Use It Challenge which is to heat emboss. I like the technique where you ink the stamp with Versamark, then in another ink (Almost Amethyst in this case), stamp the image and clear emboss. I did that with the sentiment here. All products used to make this card are from Stampin' Up!
  • Stamps: A Kind Word (retiring)
  • Papers: Barely Banana and Almost Amethyst (both retiring), Whisper White, Tea Party DSP (retiring)
  • Ink: Black Stazon, SU! Markers, Versamark, Almost Amethyst, White Gel Pen
  • Accessories: Big Shot, Movers & Shapers Die, Modern Label Punch, Scallop Trip Border Punch, Flower Trio Punch, Mat Pack, Stylus, Bird & Branch Punch (leaves), Dimensionals