June 15, 2010

Tuesday Throwdown #4


OK, so I stepped away from my comfort zone and created a card using strange colors and hardly any stamps! 
I know you all have been making your own embellishments for a while now, but I was too timid to try it...until now. I made these cute flip flops from some fabric, fun foam, and a few pieces of ribbon. 
This card is for today's Tuesday Throwdown!  The challenge is to create a project that celebrates summer. Let's be honest, I wear flip flops year 'round (inside anyway!), but they are generally thought of as summer footwear. *smile*

The sponsor this week is Paper Maniac, and boy do they have some good sales! This week everything Tim Holtz, Ranger Industries and Sizzix Alterations are on sale at 25% off! The prize this week is a $30 gift certificate and INCLUDES FREE SHIPPING! Wowzers!

So here's a silly tutorial showing you just how I made these funky flip flops. Mistakes are included for your viewing pleasure. *grin*


































Here's the card again, so you don't have to scroll all the way back up! Whewww.



 The sentiment was stamped with the flower stems from Barefoot Summer..cute huh? I used a tiny flower head for the dot in the "i" too. Background stamps are also from Barefoot Summer.

Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you play along with us for Tuesday Throwdown!

25 comments:

Sue Ann said...

LOVE IT but I have to say I would have to be put in a padded cell by the time I got all that tiny work done .... YOU ROCK GIRL!!!!

Alice Wertz said...

fabulous flip flops, Dana!! and love how you built the "hi"!! too fun and creative!! love love love this!! =)

Lorraine said...

Love your cute little flip-flops! Using the ribbon is sweet and I found your tutorial (with mistakes) too funny! I would've done that trapped needle thingie. Great summer card!

Lindsay said...

CUTE CUTE! I love those flip-flops! Great tutorial, thanks for sharing Dana! Love the color combo too.

Laurel said...

Oh so cute, thanks for the tutorial!

Sara Mac said...

Love it Dana!!! This is adorable. Love the colors too. I can't believe how cute those slippers are. (Sorry, I can't call them flip-flops -- it's a Hawaii thing).

Amy said...

Wow Dana....this is super cute!! I love the step by step instructional pictures!! I love the middle border! Had a great time visiting with you last night!

~amy~ said...

cute, cute, cute!!!! Love your fun flip flops and the card just screams summer:)

Keva said...

First, I have to laugh at you "strange colors" comment.lol. Isn't it funny how some colors just totally throw us or seem weird? :o)

I love the little flip flops and thanks for the tutorial. I ave never tried to make my own embellishments...might have to give it a go!

Ceal said...

Super CUTE!!! would be a great card for my daughter all she wears is flip flops pretty much year round. TFS

Юлия said...

I love those flipflops! They always remind me about the Jersey Shore )))))))

Sasya said...

oh WOW Dana!!! this is just STUNNING!! thank you~!! :)

Laurie said...

OK you clever girl! I live in flip flops and therefore...LOVE this card! And what a great tutorial! Adorable!! Hey...great chatting with you last night! Hope we can do it again soon!

Belinda said...

Oh I adore this!!! Love your handmade flip flops!

Kara said...

totally cute!
kara

Diane Jaquay said...

Super cute card Dana, thanks for showing us how to make the flip flops!

Anika said...

How fun! I have a flip flop obsession too, it's all I would ever wear on my feet if I could get away with it! Adorable card!

Karen B. said...

These are so cute, thanks for the tutorial!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Fabulous! Love the card and your flip flops are great! Thanks for the cute and sometimes, humorous, tutorial!

Courtney Baker said...

Super cute Dana!

Jennifer Carter said...

Oh my word girly!! This is so stinkin' cute!! What a fun and cute card!!! Very creative!

Davi said...

Dana, this is so cute!! I love the flip flops and the ribbon!! So creative and the colors are wonderful!!

Mary said...

HA! Super cute, and thanks for the tutorial!
Love these colors!

IamDerby said...

Wow Dana, how cute!

kathy said...

i love these cute flip flops :)