Saturday, June 30, 2012

A Bit of International Bazaar

Bear with me today ladies, my post is likely going to be all over the place... my mind is going a mile a minute! I earned the Grand Vacation Incentive Trip with SU! today. Totally, 100% unexpectedly. I did NOT expect to get the big trip this year. But next April, I am going to FIJI! I'm still in shock, can't believe it and am so excited. The only unfortunate thing is that the trip falls on my son's birthday. But he'll only be 4 and I'm sure he'll understand ;)

I'm going to do a quick post today, I feel like I could probably go off track easily! I really loved Cindy Hall's sketch at Freshly Made Sketches this week. It's clean, neat, fresh ;) I really wanted to play with my new, vibrant and colorful International Bazaar DSP. It has some pretty funky patterns that make a very good background! Most of the colors in it are from the Brights Collection which is probably my favorite. I added a few stamps from Bright Blossoms, a greeting and voila, a clean, fresh card :)

Tips & Tricks:

*SU! doesn't make the 5-1/2" x 5-1/2" envelopes anymore so using my Simply Scored Scoring Tool I made my own. Didn't take more than a few minutes and I could customize it with the International Bazaar DSP.
*I love the little flowers in Bright Blossoms and I love to use the 'marker-to-stamp' technique with them. Since the SU! Markers have the same ink in them as the ink pads, you can stamp with them and get gorgeous multi-colored images.
*I thought my flowers needed a bit of bedazzling. So I added on a few Basic Rhinestones :)
*While I absolutely LOVE my Modern Label Punch, I'm so glad that I can use the Ticket Duo Builder Punch to switch things up a bit from time to time. It worked perfectly on this card.

I hope this bright, cheerful card brightened your day a bit. With all the excitement I've had, I don't think it could get any brighter ;)

'Til next time, keep letting stamps bring out your creativity!


Linda Suarez said...

Hi Monica! I love those blinged out flowers and that patterned paper is awesome! Thanks for playing with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Tui Nathan said...

What a fabulous card Monica ... bright, bold and beautiful!
Thanks for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches!!!

Jen Brum said...

What a lovely card Monica! I do love that DSP...still kicking myself or not ordering it! I love the fun, bright colours! Congratulations on earning the incentive trip! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

Allisa said...

Love your blinged out flowers! Congrats on earning the trip, how exciting! Thanks for playing with us at Freshly Made Sketches.

Heather M said...

Wow... I think I have exclusively seen Summer Smooches with the Bright Blossoms set-- LOVE the change up with the International Bazaar and related colors!!!