Thursday, September 1, 2016

Dies R Us September Inspiration Challenge-Team A-Summer!

Hi, there!

Happy September 1st!  And, it's time for the Dies R Us Challenge!  The theme is Summer!  It's been one hot humid summer, but it was fun doing a lot of summer things with friends and family.  Soon the leaves will be falling and cooler temps will be on the way!

For my card, I started with a black card base and paired it with Photoplay paper.  The background behind the sun was distressed with distress inks of Squeezed Lemonade, Mustard Seed, Rusty Hinge, and Barn Door.  The Ray of Sunshine die and Beach Border die from Taylored Expressions were die cut from foam for dimension.  The stitched circle die is from Lawn Fawn as is the stitched scalloped borders. The sentiment is from Paper Sweeties.  Dots were added to finish the card.  All dies used are listed below...

 There are so many choices at Dies R Us store!  And, new items are added all the time!  I'd love to see your project in the challenge...happy creating!

Would you like more inspiration?  Check out some amazing creations from my talented teammates!      
A Team Members
Theme:  Outdoor Fun
Maria--that's me

Thanks so much for visiting here today!



  1. Wowzer, Maria! This is stunning--absolutely love it! Very striking, creative & beautiful with how you layered the dies!

  2. What a pretty card, Maria! Love the black against the colorful background.

  3. Fantastic card, Maria! What an awesome idea to make a silhouette sunset. It reminds me of so many sunsets that we watched while on vacation in Key West years ago. Gorgeous!

  4. Fab summery card! Loving the palm tree silhouettes against those fab colours!

  5. Marie, such a fabulous card. I love the bright colors in the background combined with your silhouette beach scene.

  6. It's fabulous!! Hopefully I will be on holiday in a few weeks enjoying a scene like this!

  7. Omgosh, how amazing! This is soooooo cool, Maria! The color is amazing, and I love your scene! You captured the tropical vibe perfectly!

  8. What a gorgeous, warm, summer scene! Way to rock those dies, girl!