Welcome back to a new week of our Summer Lovin’ Challenge! Today I’m sharing a card I made that just screams Summer to me! I used some of my favorite “beach” colors and a stamp kit called “Spirit of a Mermaid”. I felt the sentiment in this kit just speaks to me!
Here’s how I created this card:
- I started off picking out some pattern paper (of course! ) that had a beautiful beach theme and colors to it. Using the colors in the paper, I cut a piece of Kraft cardstock in half to 4 ½ by 8 ½ to make my card base.
- For the mat, I cut a piece of guava colored cardstock to 4 1/8 x 5 3/8. I then cut three pieces of coordinating pattern paper – each at 1 ¼ x 5 ¼ and glued them on the mat evenly in thirds.
- A piece of white cardstock was die cut using the Wonky rectangle die at 2 ¾ x 2 1/2 .
- I inked up the sentiment using Versafine Black ink and stamped the image onto the white cardstock, careful to leave room at the bottom for the waves.
- The wave stamp was inked in blue ink from Gina K and was stamped under the sentiment.
- I took a bit of Distress Oxide ink in Fossilized Amber and using a blender brush added a little color to the bottom of the image to imitate a bit of sand.
- Taking the stamped sentiment I mounted this onto a slightly larger Guava mat at 2 5/8 x 3 7/8.
- Next I cut a circle from white cardstock using a stitched circle die and stamped just the bottom portion of the mermaid’s tail in Gina K’s amalgam ink.
- I colored the tail using Prismacolor pencils and gamsol. I then cut a slightly larger circle in teal using a scalloped die to mat the tail onto.
- To accent I used burlap ribbon to wrap around the top of the sentiment and adhered the piece to the mat.
- For a bit of dimension I used foam adhesive to pop up the mermaid tail and scattered a teal sequins to the card for a bit of bling
This card brings back memories of a beach house we had rented one summer. The home was bathed in colors that were light and airy and it was sweetly decorated with sea shells and colorful fish. Oh how I wish I could live full time at the shore! It’s a retirement goal for sure!
Now it’s YOUR turn Unities! Perhaps there’s a color scheme that brings back some summertime memories for you? Let’s see what you can come up with!
Please be sure to upload your works of art to the Summer Lovin’ Theme Challenge Album over at Unity Show & Tell so we can all enjoy them!
I’ll see you back here next Thursday for the final week and project of the Summer Lovin’ Challenge!
Have an “ink”redible week!