Saturday, June 10, 2017

Hello There, Summer!

Today is the first day that I've felt that summer is really here, and so I made a card to celebrate!

Hello Summer

supplies: white and black cardstock, various BoBunny DoubleDot 12" cardstock, Simon Summer Flowers and (retired sentiment) from Sketchy Banner Greetings, (retired) sketchy banner die, Impression Obsession Painted Stripes, Simon's Fresh Fruit ink cubes, Zig markers, moonshine sequins

I didn't feel like coloring today, so I just stamped the hibiscus and leaf on a variety of subtle dotty cardstocks in tropical colors, then used markers to add some tone-on-tone details before cutting them out.  I LOVE this painted stripes cling stamp, and also the Fresh Fruit colors - because the inks were mini cubes, it was easy to make each stripe a different color.  I added some sequins in the flower centers and sprinkled more around the flower spray for some subtle glitz.

Hope your day is beautiful wherever you are today!  Thanks for stopping by for a visit!


10 comments:

  1. lovely card, Lin - summer really arrived in nebraska this weekend - in the 90's!!!

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  2. Just love your patterned hibiscus flowers, Lin - so great on the brushstroke background!! Hot here too - 95F today! Looking forward to the start of the Drum Corps season - you?

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  3. This looks like your blog header Lin!! It's very pretty and perfect for summer. Have a good weekend!

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  4. Beautiful card Lin and welcome to Summer as we start into our Winter, mild as it is. Love your header too. I love how you used the coloured papers for those stamped images, it can make card making so much easier.

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  5. Pretty, soft colors, and I like that you stamped on dotted paper -- adds a lovely, subtle texture.

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  6. Love this card, it screams summer and the fruity sherbert-y colors are gorgeous.

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  7. How gorgeous Lin - the colours in the background are so lively and really set the flowers off beautifully
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  8. So very pretty Lin Clever use of your patterned papers

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  9. It is indeed a very summery card! Thanks for sharing.

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