Thursday, June 12, 2008

Tall, Cool One

Mask your glass and throw in a paper drink umbrella* from the same set, "You are My Sunshine"and you are livin' easy! (this set is free with the purchase of three other sets until the 20th, still time to earn it!) I covered the whole thing with Clear Copic Spica and Sakura glaze for sparkle and shimmer, and a sugary rim, and made a shadow with my Pale Aqua Copic. Instead of piecing the umbrella, I decided to paint the stripes to match my paper so it could follow the umbrella's curve rather than looking like a flat pattern.

The edges of my focal point mat were sponged and stamped with my boo-boo speckle stamp(Itty bitty backgrounds) to match the weathered DP (Magnolia, the flip flops are pieced with a scrap leftover from cutting my mat(I filled in the straps with Cadmium Red Copic, and popped them the flops up on a dimensional). Don't you just love flip flops that have some fun pattern under your feet, even if only the edge peeps out for others to see, you know it's there! The "crazy double stitch"is from my Kelly Panaccci trim set again, I think this one stamp was worth the 12.95 price tag for the set, getting me out of sewing!! ( I could say that for several others in the set, too!) Putting it at the top and bottom of the card makes me think of a beach towel or canvas shade. The EK Success page pebbles in different sizes are meant to look like beaded moisture from the glass.

I have a very special Father's Day gift I am putting together to match this card, so check back, I am so excited about it! :)

BTW, IT IS SOOOO HOT HERE! (How will I ever survive this summer??) Stay cool, friends!

*Name that movie: "First you forget the bamboo umbrellas in the drinks and then you put snails on her plate!"

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

Great card! I feel cooler already!
Gail

Diane said...

Oh I love this card!! I'll trade some rain for some of your sun!!!

Nancy P said...

Melanie all of your designs (stamps and cards) are so fun! I can't wait to see the Father's Day gift to go with the card - I need a good idea for my hubby!

Alyssa said...

Love how you drew in the same pattern on the umbrella. It's one of the first things that I noticed. Looks yummy and I want some! :o)

Val said...

Awesome card! The umbrella looks great! Please send some of the heat my way...it's been so cool where I live...most unusual!!

Christi said...

I'll name that movie...THE JERK!! LOL That is one of my all-time favorite movies! LOL This card is so fun! I love how you put so much thought and detail into everything. When I grow up I want to be just like you! LOL :)

Monika/Buzsy said...

Great card Melanie! Love the paper, the colors, the bubbles... TFS!

Deb said...

Fabulous card, love the colors!!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Ohhh LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the umbrella in the drink!!!!!!!! Super awesome!!! I love the look of condensation with the page pebbles!! And no, I didn't recognize that line..........I can't even remember how many years it's been since I've seen that movie!!!

Donna said...

no, don't recognize the movie - do tell! I love the drink/umbrella & esp the flip flops (my set hasn't seen any ink yet-ugh) maybe this will inspire me!

Erin... said...

love it!! although i think it's inspiring me to grab a cool green drink with an umbrella...it's been hot here too!!!

love the flip flops!!

Libby Hickson said...

This is so cute! Know what you mean about the heat, I so hate Texas in the summer! Makes me want to just hide out in my A/C'ed stamp room until about October.... ;-)

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Oh how fun! I just LOVE it!

Littlekel90 said...

Beautiful colors on that card, and I love the clear/shimmery stuff. Those spots look really cool. I can't wait to see what your father's day gift is!

Didn't know the movie quote . . . sorry :(

Linsey said...

mmmmm, yumm-O! What a neat idea to use the clear rain dots and umbrella in your drink! This is a definitely a tall, cool one--in more ways than one! :) Love it!

Carolina said...

What a fun, summery, fresh card!