Saturday, May 26, 2012

Flip Flop Card

There's a wonderful stamp store about 50 miles from my house.  The artist in residence is Vicki Bridges.  She teaches classes and has a page on Facebook. Mizbizzibees Little Bees, where she shares her card layouts.  She posted this one today and I just had to try my hand at making one.

The original had sandpaper pieces with torn edges for the beach.  It's too hot today to go all the way into town to buy sandpaper, so I used patterned paper instead that looks like real sand.

I would have sworn one of my Cricut cartridges had a flip-flop sandal and probably spent a half hour trying to find it! LOL!  Never did, so I used Design Studio and a shape from Doodlecharms to make my own.  I made two sizes, one for the sole and one for the insole. 

The straps on the sandal are just 1/4" ribbon.  I punched holes in the shoe and then threaded the ribbon through them and secured it with a lime slice brad from Eyelet Outlet.

The flower is just three layered punched shapes with a dot of  Pearl Pen for the center.  The sentiment is part of a summer themed stamp set I've had for some time.


KAT said... you have 'lifes a beach'?
i love the 'fun in the sun' stamp. who makes that?

Linda said...

No Life's a Beach cartridge. : (

The stamp is one that I've had for several years. Since I now store all my stamps in the clear CD cases, I don't know who made them.

BethanyR said...

This is really CUTE!!! I might have to lift this one, since I live in Florida it might be my Christmas card.

MaryH said...

I love how you adapt your designs to what you have on hand. This is true creativity, and your cards always turn out to be winners. This one is adorable, and thanks for sharing. Enjoyed seeing your tomato plants too!

Heather R... mousemomma said...

This card is just darling! I could swear there were tons of flip-flop cuts on cricut carts, but the only ones I could find were Life's a Beach and Pack Your Bags, oh, and Pagoda (kinda).
Yours turned out so cute. I love the lime wedges over the toes and the "sand paper"!

Rosie said...

omg this is freaking adorable!!!

Beulah (Scrapngigi) said...

This is such a cute card makes me want to go stick my toes in the sand. TFs

Beulah (Scrapngigi) said...

this is such a great card makes me want to go stick my toes in the sand TFS

Laurie Martin said...

This is a great card, so creative ! I would love to find that "sand paper." Thank you for sharing:)))

Linda said...

The paper is Paper Studio from Hobby Lobby. You can even use actual sheets of sandpaper too!