Hello everyone! If you came from Jean McNulty’s Blog you are in the right place. If you just wandered up on this blog hop, please enjoy! And please check out the others on our blog hop at www.missgingerdots.com . I had so much fun making these cards! Summer is in full force and I just want to celebrate it! We just got back from Close to my Heart Convention and so excited to share with all of you what we experienced and learned. I’m so in love with the No Worries paper pack and it was fun to mix up a couple of stamp sets to come up with the finished product! I made 2 cards. I always make 2-4 at a time. Just easier to make more than one. I’m going to list all materials below with as much detail as I can. Product numbers are in parenthesis. I’m new at this so please don’t judge! LOL! I’m having so much fun and that’s all that matters! Please let me know if you have questions or I can help you in any way. The next blog you should be headed to is, Peggy Pfeiffer at https://scrappyjerseygirls.com/?p=56. Thanks so much and enjoy!
Summer Card 1&2:
Both card bases are 4 1/4 X 5 1/2. White Daisy Cardstock (1385).
Sapphire cardstock was used for layering. 4 X 5 1/4. (X5775). This was distressed with Edge distresser (Z1297).
No worries paper packet was used for third layer. 3 3/4 X 5. (X7220B) I used the paper that was a blue green color and looked like waves. This was also distressed with the edge distresser (Z1297).
I used a flat mount on the sapphire and no worries paper. I then attached it to the card base using a piece of navy foam board cut at 3 3/4 X 5. I use the foam for stability when mailing. It holds better for me when mailing cards a long distance. You can also use foam squares. It gives it a raised dimensional look either way.
I used the Stamp set, Summer BBQ (C1680) for the banner that spelled out SUMMER for both cards. I used ink pads, Whisper(Z2872), Glacier(Z2841), Sapphire(Z2848), Cashmere(Z2875), and Lagoon(Z2895) for stamping each letter. I then used the Piercing and Embossing Tool Kit(Z2046) to make holes in each letter to add Whisper Twine(Z3095). This connected the letter to make a banner. I tied a knot at each end and left a little just dangly for looks. They are mounted to each card with foam squares for dimension.
I used Stamp set, Swirly Seashells (C1664) for the shells on both cards. I stamped several images on white daisy cardstock (1385) with Black Memento Ink Pad (Z899). I used a Brother Scan and Cut to cut out the stamped images with a 1/8 border. I also used my scan and cut to cut out 2 more seashell patterns in Kraft paper(Z1375) for my second card. After cutting out the stamped images I used ShinHan Markers to color them. Colors used were: Warm Grey(Z2468), light orange(Z2455), turquoise blue(Z2465), clay(Z2451), barely beige(Z2445), pastel peach(Z2460), and tender pink(Z2464). I then used the shimmer brush(Z3293) to add some glitter to some of the colors. Not all colors. One color on each shell. I added Liquid Glass(Z2060) to another color for added shine. This really looks great in person and its so easy. It gave each colored shell lots of dimension and made it pop off the card. These shells were added to the card with foam squares.
I then took the patterns I cut out of Kraft paper(Z1375) and stamped them with Versamark using same stamp, Swirly Seashells(C1664). I used Ranger Embossing Powder(Z2088) to emboss after stamping. Using craft heater(Z555) to set the powder which made it look great. These were also attached using foam squares.
The final touch I added was the No Worries Sequins(Z3322) to each card. I love summer and these turned out great. Let me know what you think! I know it sounds like a lot of work but they were fairly easy and tons of fun to make! Get crafting! SSD Blog Page!