Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Swim or Sunbathe

     More summer fun on its way today with this wonderful image from QKR Stampede and it's all about the running debate every vacation time over whether to swim or sunbathe.  :-D   The secret is to swim until your body gets cold, then go back and sunbathe until you warm up.  Repeat the cycle endlessly until the daylight is gone.

     The image is colored with ProMarkers and a bit of sparkle gel ink, with white gel ink on the sunglasses.  The card base is embossed.  The image is corner punched and the mat is die cut.  Sentiment is printed, fussy cut and matted, then fussy cut again.  I added a strip of gauze paper behind the image (a left over scrap). then found a scrap of gingham ribbon for the bow and finally added the three metal brads to the corner.

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     Have a warm, summer day -- at least in your heart if it's cold or rainy outside.  :-D  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie


  1. Great card and love (and understand) the sentiment. I noticed the painted toes and nails. Nothing but the best for this sunbathing sweetie I see. LOL Have a fun day.

  2. I would like to be somewhere sunbathing and swimming right now. I need some hot sun. Our weather has been was only in the high 70's yesterday. Where is that 100 degree weather we always have? We've had lots of mid to high 80's and not so many high 90's. So, I'm thinking I'd like to be your guy. Ha

    Super card, Connie.

  3. Not cold or rainy here by any means so I wish I was out sunning/swimming with this little guy. CUTE card and love your coloring on him.

  4. Such a cute card Connie! That bear sure does know how to relax! :) Enjoying a happy, sunshiny day today, hope you do too! Thank you for sharing with us at A Creative Need!

  5. Love the sentiment, great image and love the embossed background.
    Linda xxx

  6. This is one of my favorite images & you have done such a wonderful job bringing him to life! I love the layout & that sentiment is perfect! Thanks for joining us this week at QKR Stampede for the weekly challenge!

  7. Another super card. Thank you for joining us on the Paper Creator challenge. :) x

  8. What an absolutely super fun card
    NC, love the image, and the embossed background.
    Janet xxx

  9. Love it NanaC! That bear is just adorable!
    Dawn xx

  10. How cute and you are really getting this coloring thing DOWN, girlfriend. :)

  11. Beautiful card, I love how you colored the fur. Thanks for joining us this week for our Swimming challenge.
    Karal DT for QKR Design

  12. Connie the fur is awesome. I love Eureka and QKR Designs so much. How wonderful your card is. Hugs, joann sassy raggedy

  13. Love your project so very cute! Thanks for joining in our photo Inspiration Challenge @ Catch the Bug! Join us tomorrow for a Surprise Baby Hop!

  14. Great card, Connie! Love the layout, image and color! So fun!

    Thanks for joining us in our Photo Challenge this week at Catch The Bug! Good luck! Hope you'll join us in our Surprise Baby Hop!

    Becky G
    Bugaboo DT Member

  15. Thanks for sharing your fab card with us in the "Dies and/or Punches" challenge at Di's Digi Designs
    Good luck and hope to see you in the new challenge starting today too, Donna ♥

  16. This is a fabulous card, such a fun image.
    Thank you for joining us at Paper Creator.

  17. Beautiful card,and I love how you colored it. Thanks for joining us this week for our Swimming challenge.
    Karal DT for Eureka Stampede

  18. I admire the 3D quality of the stamped image. So clever

  19. One cool card Nanaconnie !! So glad you could play along with us at Little Claires !!

    hugs Diane xx


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