Hey it's Thursday and you know what that means. Yep, it's time for another 3CloverThursday challenge over on Kerry's Blog (Three Clovers Designs).
This weeks theme is, Super Summery!
I just recently purchased this wonderful stamp set (The Great Outdoors - Inkadinkado) from Hope Stamp Eternal on-line store and made this card with it.
Now I have 2 "confessions" to make about this card.
Confession #1 - First off I know many people find summer the perfect time to go camping and find it to be very fun and relaxing. I have to confess it's been YEARS since I've been camping. Sleeping in a tent on the ground out in the "boon docks, toolie bushes or even the great outdoors" has just never really been my cup of tea. We use to camp when I was younger and I can remember many a camping trip spent with my parents and yes I had a good time but as I got older it wasn't as glamourous to be out in woods without the conviences of home like a good hot shower, my curling iron/hairblower, a nice warm/soft bed and let's not forget a real toilet (yuck going behind a bush with a roll of TP isn't exactly fun) so slowly but surely I decided camping wasn't for me. To me camping in an RV really isn't camping either so it was all or nothing in my book as far as camping goes.
Confession #2 - This card was actually made for an entirely different reason. I was asked to make a Birthday card for a guy who enjoys hunting, camping, the great outdoors etc...so I made this card and realized it would be the perfect card for this weeks "Summer" theme except for the fact that I had a birthday related sentiment on the card. So being the (clever) or perhaps (lazy) stamper that I am I carefully peeled off the B-Day sentiment and replaced it with the Summer sentiment, photograped the card and then put the birthday sentiment back on. I know horrible but hey, I just couldn't see stamping something else when this was already done and fit the theme so well.
So there you have it...I've confessed to my readers that I'm a "wuss" when it comes to camping out and I am also very "clever" (lazy) about making extra cards when a perfect card already exists!
Card Deets: Stamps: The Great Outdoors (Inkadinkado) and Summer sentiment (Hero Arts).
Card Stock: Basic Black, Ruby Red, Always Artichoke, Whisper White and DP (Mr. Campy - Cosmo Cricket).
Ink: Basic Black, Stampin Pastels
Other: Houndstooth Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, More Mustard Brads, Linen Thread, Foam Mounting Tape.