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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.

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;
Scor-Tape 1/2″;
Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.

That’s it!

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