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Sunny Summer Silhouette…

I’m celebrating!

After eight days of torrential rain the sun has appeared…

Well, Yay!

To celebrate here’s a bright and sunny card made with the Summer Silhouette stamp set…

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Doesn’t that look summery?  Not sure if that plant is supposed to be what my “littles” call a ‘wish flower’ (you know, a dandelion that’s gone to seed) or if it might be a Queen Anne’s Lace.  So here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you and how to make this yummy background in about 90 seconds!…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Daffodil Delight, Whisper White cardstock
  • Ink:  Old Olive, Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight and Pool Party, plus Versamark
  • Stamps:  Gorgeous Grunge and Summer Silhouette
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Linen Thread, “E” Acrylic Block, Water Spritzer, Distress Tool, White Embossing Powder

Digits

  • The Daffodil Delight base card is 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″
  • The Whisper White layer is 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • “Paint” on the “E” Block with your ink pads.  Don’t stress, just get the ink on there.
  • Spritz with water at a distance two or three times and apply to Whisper White as centered as you can.  Hold it there for a few seconds to be sure the ink soaks into the paper and remove.  Beautiful!
  • Now stamp your flowers coming into the frame from the bottom right corner with Versamark ink, add White Embossing Powder and heat.
  • With the Gorgeous Grunge stamp and some Versamark, add some spots to imply movement of flower petals in the wind, apply White EP and heat.
  • Add the Linen Bow.
  • Distress the edges of this layer with distressing tool before adding to card front.
  • You can see I added a similar background application on the envelope and there is also a small one on the inside of the card where a layer of Whisper White was added.
  • I didn’t add an sentiment on purpose because I think this card could be used for many occasions.  The sentiment would probably go in the upper left corner.

This resembled a watercolor painting of summer to me and I’m very happy with it.  I hope you like it too and will give this simple but striking technique a try.

Hope you are enjoying your weekend as much as I am in this beautiful sunshine.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

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I’m REALLY bad at singing, but love to do it!

Come get inky with me…and Be HaPpY!

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