Ode to Summer

Ode to Summer

Hello, friends and happy Thursday!! I hope you are having a great week!! I have a sort-of "Ode to Summer" card to share with you today. For me, Labor Day is usually the end of the summer season, so I wanted to squeeze one more summer card in!!

Sunny days ahead

I began by stamping the images from MFT's Sunny Days Ahead and Honey Bee's Hello Summer stamp sets onto white cardstock with InkOn3 Blackout Ink. I colored the images with Copics, fussy cut the girl and die-cut the beach accessories with the Hello Summer Coordinating Honey Cuts.

For the background, I die-cut the waves from three different colors of aqua cardstock using the Honey Bee Makin' Waves Long Border Dies. I trimmed the waves to 4.25" wide. I freehand cut the "sand" from a panel of tan cardstock and used a background stamp and Vintage Photo Distress Oxide Ink to add the texture. I added some chunky glitter to the edges of the sand and waves with liquid adhesive and set them aside to dry.

I stenciled the sun directly onto the white cardbase with Mustard Seed Distress Oxide Ink. Salty Ocean Distress Oxide was added to the sky with a blending brush. The sentiment, also from Sunny Days Ahead, was stamped in the upper, right corner with Versafine Onyx Black Ink.

Once the glue and ink was dry, all I had to do was assemble the card. The girl and beach accessories were popped up with foam tape. I added shadows under them with brown Copics for dimension. That's it!!!

What about you? What signals the end of summer for you?

Thanks for stopping by today!! Have a great day!!



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