Have you ever gone to make a card with a set theme and just had no idea what to do, I have spend the last two weeks trying to decide what to do with this theme and it just stumps me. Maybe as i really am not a summer girl. If the theme was Winter I would of just nailed it.
I have gone from thinking..ice cream cones, sunglasses, sunshine.. and then thought OK Thongs (or flip flops for those thinking..what on earth)
I have managed to work with the theme but I simply do not have any bells and whistles in this card which is dissapointing. Then again, often i make a card that doesnt grab me but someone else likes it. I am sticking with that theory. You cant tell from this photo but I have cut the thongs (flip flops) from craft foam with the dotty paper mounted on it. So they are three dimensional. I then threaded ribbon through the base to give the appearance of straps on the thongs. I made the thongs on the pazzles machine fairly simply, the knife didnt want to cut all the way through the foam so i did a little by hand which is fine. I think the actual thong is quite cute and i would use a larger version of that for a pool party invite of similar!