Hi there Pebbles friends! It’s Wendy Sue here today, sharing a fun set of summer cards I created with the “Fun in the Sun” collection! Sometimes I like to step out of box, or the rectangle, and create cards in fun and interesting shapes. As I was looking through the fun designs in this collection, looking for inspiration, I started thinking about how fun it would be to create cards based on the shapes of some of the embellishments. I pulled up the Silhouette Design Store and started hunting for shapes that coordinated with the chips, stickers, and other elements. Here’s what I came up with!
And here’s a peek at the elements that inspired me:
This isn’t the very first card I created…but I think it’s my favorite! I simply purchased a lemon shape from the Silhouette store, then copied it and welded the two together. After I cut it out of white cardstock I was able to fold it in half for my card base. I cut a second shape from patterned paper, stitched around the edges with white thread, and attached it to my card front. Finally, I pulled out some embellishments from the collection and went to town!
The watermelons in the collection were all half-slices, but I thought the quarter slice shape was fun for a card. I followed the same process as above – except I cut several pieces and then layered them together to make the melon and rind.
So, that’s it! It’s fun to look at a collection with a little bit of a different perspective, thinking of the basic outlines and shapes, thinking of which ones could make fun shaped cards. Now I’d like to challenge YOU to create some fun shaped cards – please leave a link to your projects in the comment section so we can check them out!
Now I think I’ll create a few more unique cards, using these as my inspiration!
Fun in the Sun Patterned Paper – Summer Days
Fun in the Sun Patterned Paper – Sunshine
Fun in the Sun Patterned Paper – Watermelon
Fun in the Sun Patterned Paper – Lemonade
Fun in the Sun Patterned Paper – Flower Basket
Fun in the Sun Patterned Paper – Beach Ball
Fun in the Sun Sticker Icons
Fun in the Sun Multi-Stripe Chipboard Thickers
Fun in the Sun Enamel Dots
Fun in the Sun Chips
Fun in the Sun Layered Stickers