I don't know it it's so much in vogue nowadays like it was in the olden days. But I have a sweet affection for seersucker because it plays a fairly nice role in my youthful memories when my mom sewed a lot of my clothes.
Seersucker is most often a fabric with lightweight stripes and a cool texture. So . . .
As I completed this card, my first thought was, "Aha -- SEERSUCKER!"
Initially I had planned to texturize the smaller striped piece of Designer Series Paper and add it vertically to the center of the already vertical piece on my card. But NO! It looked horrible. That plan was dashed immediately. But what to do instead? I wanted to use this piece. After all, I loved the way the hibiscus looked against it.
I'd even attached a piece of Poppy Parade cardstock to the sides to help differentiate it from the rest of the DSP. What a waste of paper. It simply looked like another stripe.
After tossing it around some, it landed horizontally on the card base. I was immediately attracted to that look, and decided it was exactly right for my card.
Oh, I almost forgot! The embossing folder I used to create my faux seersucker is the other folder found in the Greenery embossing folders pair, found on page 184 of the new Annual Catalog. I love both of these embossing folders!
The hibiscus is from a retired set, but I love it -- as I am already in love with the hibiscus flower anyway -- so will continue to use it. I had colored it with Stampin' Blends at the same time I colored the hummingbird in my previous post, and since the use of the Color Lifter Pen (page 143 in the Annual Catalog) worked so well to give some needed interest to the hummingbird, I decided to use it on my hibiscus as well.
This awesome Designer Series Paper, as in the hummingbird card, is from the Flowers For Every Season pack of 6" x 6" papers on page 148. Besides an assortment of other colors, this pack of DSP features all of the new In Colors.
The great sentiment I used on the card is from the Celebrate Sunflowers set on page 13. The sentiments in this set are so useful.
If you are not familiar with, or are interested in the history of, seersucker, you can learn a bit more about it in this Huffpost article: https://www.huffpost.com/entry/seersucker-suits_n_572ba14ce4b096e9f090b30e.
seersucker means summer to me!ReplyDelete
Yes, it does! So light and airy.Delete
That is beautiful and I just love those bright colors. Good call on putting the embossed stripes horizontally. Pinned.ReplyDelete
Thanks! You are always so sweet and encouraging in your comments.Delete
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You made me smile -- thinking of seersucker.Delete
I still LOVE seersucker. I still remember the navy with white polka dots bathing suit I had as a small child; my brother had matching swim trunks! Your card is gorgeous. I love adding texture to cards!ReplyDelete
Thanks, Kathy. Your cute comment made me smile. Matching sister and brother.
Cute Card!!! I like the stripe running the opposite direction with the texture!ReplyDelete
Thanks! I'm so glad you like it! Yes, it seemed just natural when it accidentally landed like that.Delete
Seersucker makes me think of summer dresses and old men dressed in summer suits. Good memories and your card is so precious. Thanks for sharing again this week at #HomeMattersPartyReplyDelete
Thank you, Donna! And I love your memories!Delete
I love this bright, cheerful card! Look for it to be featured at Creative Compulsions this week.ReplyDelete
Aw, Michelle! Thank you!Delete
I love textiles and I love this card. It's one of my features tomorrow on the Little Cottage Link Party. I hope you can drop by!ReplyDelete
Oh, thank you so much, Kristie! I will definitely be there!Delete