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Summer Love and a Video

Hi friends! It's starting to heat up here in Idaho, so today I've got some summer vibes coming your way!  I created two cards for the Not 2 Shabby June Inspiration hop, and you can watch me create them below or on my YouTube channel.  

As I mentioned above, this video is part of a hop and there's a giveaway to the Not 2 Shabby shop. Here's a link to the hop playlist which will play all the videos participating in the hop.

I love a vibrant, earthy combo set against a white backdrop for a beachy card. For both of these cards I used the adorable new June Stamp and Die of the Month from Not 2 Shabby. These summer images are just too fun and I had a blast coloring them up with Copics and then cutting with the coordinating dies.

For the first card I used tattered rose, candied apple, spiced marmalade, squeezed lemonade, and tea dye distress oxide inks on Distress Watercolor Paper for a sizzling hot, sandy backdrop. I added a few splatters with water, white bleed proof ink, and scorched timber distress oxide spray. Then I finished off with a little scorched timber distress ink around the edge of the panel for a vignette effect.  I clustered my pieces together to finish off the beachy scene.

For the second card I had the idea to have a bold block of color with these fun summer icons lined up in a row for my focal point. I ink blended with the squeezed lemonade and spiced marmalade distress oxide inks, then added some water splatters and lightly blended over them for a more subtle splashy effect. The sentiment is embossed on black cardstock and then cut with the coordinating dies.  

I hope you enjoyed these summer cards. Have a fabulous day! 


Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Definitely a case of Summer heat and fun from these marvellous cards. I hope we get some soon :) x

kiwimeskreations said...

I feel hot just looking at these Julee - a change from our expected overnight low of 0oC (32 oF) after a cold day... :)
Love your backgrounds and the images are fabulous. Love how you have used them