Just Because Cards, Summer Cards

Enjoy Your Summer


Hi there, I hope you had a great weekend!

Today’s card features the Surf’s Up stamp set from Simon Says Stamp. I interpreted the large hump in the middle as a setting sun, instead of as an island.  

I started by stamping the circular image in Copic-friendly Hero Arts Intense Black ink onto an A2-sized piece of Neenah Solar White #80 Classic Crest cardstock.  I stamped it again on a piece of Avery 6465 Removable ID Label so that I could create masks.  I used my Brother ScanNCut2 with a blade depth of 3 to cut out the mask, but this image would be quite easy to fussy cut.

I masked off everything but the sky before I blended Ripe Persimmon, Fired Brick, Seedless Preserves, and Chipped Sapphire Distress Inks using foam blending tools.  Then I covered the sky with its mask, and unmasked the sun which I blended with Mustard Seed and Carved Pumpkin.  I repeated the process, using just Chipped Sapphire for the ocean and then a blend of Tea Dye and Vintage Photo for the sand.

I stamped the palm tree and beach towel in the same ink and cardstock and colored those with Copics.  I used G21, G24, and G28 for the leaves, E53, E57, and E59 for the coconuts and trunk, and B63 and B66 for the beach towel.  I adhered the beach towel flush to the card and popped up the palm tree with foam tape.

I stamped the “summer” sentiment in the center of the panel in Versafine Onyx Black ink.  Then I repeated the sentiment stamp in Simon Says Stamp Fog ink.  It’s very faint in the photo, but in real life, I think it helps balance the narrow sentiment with the very wide beach scene.  I heat embossed the “enjoy your” sentiment with VersaMark ink and Hero Arts white embossing powder onto a piece of black Recollections cardstock. I trimmed it down and then popped it up with foam tape, adhering it just over the “summer” that I stopped in black.

To finish, I adhered the card front to an A2-sized card base.

Thanks for visiting!


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