Monday, July 2, 2012

Echo Park Paper "Sweet Day"

Hi, my name is Cathy. Design Team Member at Scrap Happy Ohio. Susie's store is AWESOME. I shop there often. Check us out!!! You will be glad you did. I recently met the other ladies on the Team and I am looking forward to a creative journey with them. Add us to your favorites and keep coming back for some inspiration that will get those creative juices flowing.
I have been asked to use Echo Park Papers on my first post. I fell in love with the paper with the hot air balloons in the 6 x 6 paper pack "Sweet Day". While in the store shopping I ran across some wonderful products by Inky Antics, "Honey Pop Collection", and I have combined these two products to create this wonderful card. I hope to inspire other crafters to try new things and not be afraid to experiment with new products techniques and ideas...So without any further delay...

I started with a Standard Pre-folded Card. I cut a square of Scrap Happy card stock, Orange Fizz, and cut just to leave a 1/8 inch boarder of the white card showing. Then I cut, I my Echo Park papers into two pieces, one of the hot air balloons and one with the chevrons in matching colors and placed them so 1/8 inch of Orange Fizz cardstock was showing. Before gluing anything down, I added my ribbon from We-R-Memory Keepers, "Cantaloupe", I sewed a zig zag stitch (totally optional), around the boarder to hold the designer paper and ribbon in place. The sentiment is also an "Inky Antics" wood block rubber stamp which is stamped on Cryogen paper. Both items are available in the store. I colored my image with Copic Markers and cut the image out so I could pop it up with pop up dots. I created the sky behind my image by first cutting my die cut with "Spellbinders, from "Sweet Tooth", card stock I used Tim Holtz Distress Ink, "Tumbled Glass". Here is a great tutorial on creating the clouds.

After assembling all elements, I added coordinating buttons from American Crafts threaded with Scrappers Floss. I added Glossy Accents to the stripes on the Hot Air Balloon.
If you are inspired leave a comment, we love to hear from fellow crafters. Don't forget to take a stroll around the Store.

Until next time, Happy Crafting. Crafting Cathy :)

Here is cool summer project for the young readers.

Copics Used
Stripes G21, YG11, R29, R27, Y17, Y08
Balloon YR07, YR04, YR02
Elephant C5, C3, RV04, R20
Cat YR07, YRO4, YR02
Basket E35, E33, E21


Candy said...

Cathy! I absolutely love it!

Basslady said...

this is so gorgeous and absolutely lovely and sweet!

cathy, your creation is totally adorable!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Glenda said...

Fantastic card and bookmark Cathy! Love the gorgeous papers and the sweet image! Great job!

scrappingfrog said...

OMG!! Awesome! As always love it!