Just in time for summer!
Today, I am sharing a quick tutorial for a lovely summer-themed card perfect to use as a “thinking of you” card, a birthday card, or an encouragement/inspirational card. This project was FUN to create!
I used the Stormy Sea Border stamp and the Ocean Frame Sentiments stamp set by Technique Junkies.
Here’s how I created this card…
Stamp the sentiment several times using a different color Distress Oxide ink each time.
Use VersaMark Ink to stamp the Stormy Sea Border and then emboss with Ranger’s White Embossing Powder. At first, I stamped the Stormy Sea Border and embossed with black embossing powder. Once I colored in the water, I liked the look of the white better.
In terms of the water, I tried lots of techniques for a variety of different looks and projects. See all the techniques I tried in my video tutorial:
For this card, I decided to color the water with Shimmering Bliss Sprays by Technique Junkies. I used “Mermaid Lagoon” and “Dolphin Cove”.
I fussy-cut out the spray-inked water image and folded an A2-sized card base. Then, I found the perfect piece of patterned paper for this card. It was a scrap piece of “Summertime Picnic” paper by Craft O’Clock leftover from an earlier project.
Next, I cut out the sentiments individually so that each part of the phrase was in a different color. I trimmed down the patterned paper to 4″ x 5-1/4″. Then, I hand-tore the bottom edge of the fussy-cut water piece and glued some scrap cardboard to the back.
After that, I used my finger to spread a bit of Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive along the bottom of the water piece and poured some “Mudd Puddles Beach Sand” embellishment powder over the glue. I absolutely love adding this fine, gritty “sand” to my beach-themed projects!
To make the sentiment “pop”, I dragged a bit of Pumice Stone Distress Ink across the edges of each of the four cut-out sentiment strips. Before I attached my water piece to the card, I added a bit of the “Mudd Puddles Beach Sand” along the bottom of the card panel. Then, when I adhered the water piece, the dimension from the cardboard along with the sandy bottom created an interesting effect.
COMPLETE SUPPLY LIST:
Stamps by Technique Junkies (Stormy Sea Border Stamp and Ocean Frame Sentiments Stamp Set);
Shimmering Bliss Sprays by Technique Junkies (Mermaid Lagoon and Dolphin Cove);
Summertime Picnic Paper Collection by Craft O’Clock;
Distress Oxide Inks (Fossilized Amber, Spiced Marmalade, Worn Lipstick, Abandoned Coral);
Distress Ink (Pumice Stone);
Mudd Puddles Beach Sand by Creek Bank Creations;
Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.
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