Did you think this was going to be a summer card, based on the title? Nope, it's a Christmas card! It's also a flip (swing) card.
The card is composed of images from the Christmas Flamingo set by Sparkle N Sprinkle. The sentiment was stamped using a glue pad and then covered in Tiger Orange Velvet Glitter (micro fine glitter and oh so cool). I also used Tear-ific tape and the Tiger Orange glitter to make a shimmery and sparkly border around the edges.
When you flip open the card, this fun snow/sand woman is revealed. She's colored with Copic markers and the hat band and star fish are covered with Tiger Orange glitter. Instead of a carrot for a nose, I decided it should be an ice cream cone (you know, the ones that have the pointy ends). So I covered her nose with Sparkle N Soft flock (Sparkling Sands). This is flock with a bit of added glitter for more bling. If you haven't tried flock, you really should try some of theirs (both regular flock and the glittery flock). And for those of you that have tried it and really didn't like it (like me, before SNS), I really encourage you to try the Sparkle N Sprinkle flock. It's different than the other ones I had tried and it looks and feels so soft. I love using it almost as much as I love using the SNS glitter. (I wouldn't say this if I didn't mean it and I wouldn't have applied to be on the team if I didn't like their products!) Be sure to check out the SNS Art Gallery for lots more inspiration and fun ways these products have been used. (A fantastic example of how the flock looks close up can be found here, at Cammy's blog. It looks so fussy and warm!) Here's a bit more detailed instructions for my flip card.
So there you have it. A fun and not so typical Christmas card! Hope this inspires you too.