Friday, July 1, 2022


I Love summer!, How about you? I just love these summer days.

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I was in a local store and saw a large painting with leaves and a sea turtle, and thought I would use that as my inspiration for this card. I used the Monstera Frame 3D Embossing Folder as the backdrop for the turtle I painted. I painted the Monstera leaves and let it dry. I googled sea turtles, found an image I liked. printed it out and used a light box to get a general size and area for the turtle. Used the 24 Pan Watercolor Paint Set and painted it. Then added a sentiment from the Monsteras and Quotes Stamp Set.

For the next two cards, I used masking paper for one card, and used the dies for the other card. 

I used the Summer Wishes Stamp Set and stamped the flip flops first since they would be in the front, masked them off, stamped the chair and umbrella, masked it off. Then stamped the sea shell and masked it off. I blended the background with Sand Dunes, Rocky Shores, Sunkissed, Caribbean Sky, and Dusk Crisp Dye Inks with Small blending Brushes.  Removed the masks and colored in the stamped images with Artist Markers in colors C004, Y401, Y423, Y425, Y911, Y821, G503, R504, R502, and C009. I stamped the sentiment with Obsidian Black Ink.

For the second card, I stamped the three images onto some Solar White Cardstock with Permanent Black Ink, colored them in with Artist Markers in C001, Y612, WG01, WG03, WG05, B001, B003, C015, B027, C009, R105, R107, and R218. I blended Sea Breeze and Sand Dunes Crisp Dye Inks on another piece of Solar White Cardstock, and added some shadows with the Artist Markers. Cut a frame from the Mix and Match Frames. Adhered the frame to the blended panel with the Instant Dimension Foam Tape. Glued the chair and sea shell flat and used the foam tape to add the flip flops. Finally stamped the sentient with Obsidian Black Ink.

For this card, I started by creating the background. I dropped a couple drops of Sea Glass Artist Marker Refill onto some photo paper as well as drops some Isopropyl Alcohol, and used a puffer tool to move the color around the paper and set it aside to dry.  

I colored a strip of Solar White Cardstock with Sea Glass Crisp Dye ink, dry embossed it with the Vintage Lace 3D Embossing Folder, let it dry, then rubbed the  raised edges with Mountain Mist Crisp Dye Ink.

I used silver foil to hot foil the flowers and leaves from the Linear Life Stamp, Die, and Hot Foil Bundle onto Hammermill cardstock. Silver foiled the largest plate from the Scalloped Circles Hot Foil Plates onto some lightweight velum.

I stamped the accents to the flowers and leaves with Mountain Mist Crisp Dye Ink.

I splattered the alcohol ink background with Jet Black Ink Spray, let it dry and adhered it as well as the embossed strip to a white card base. I added the foil trimmed velum circle to the card and some silver thread with Instant Dimension Foam Tape.

Added a strip of Silver Gilded Glitter Cardstock that has the Double Sided Adhesive Sheets on the back of it to the card. Adhered the flowers and leaves and tucked the sentiment strip I had stamped with Obsidian Black Ink. And added some Black Essential Enamel Dots to the card.

Last card. I began by stamping with Embossing Ink and the Mosaic Diamonds Background Stamp onto a piece of Solar White Cardstock and Crystal Clear Embossing Powder. Adhered it, as well as a strip of Silver Gilded Glitter Cardstock and a strip of light pool colored cardstock to a white card base. 

I foiled some Hammermill cardstock as well as some light pool colored cardstock with the flowers and leaves from the Linear Life Stamp, Die and Hot Foil Plate Bundle with silver foil. Stamped the accents with Mountain Mist Crisp Dye Ink and adhered them to the card with liquid glue and Instant Dimension Foam Tape.

I foiled and cut the sentiment circle with the Scalloped Circles Hot Foil Plates and the Stitched Scallop Circles DiesStamped the sentiment onto it with Obsidian Black Ink and adhered it to the card with Instant Dimension Foam Tape.

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  1. Your turtle card is so cute. I like how you merged the images.

  2. Fabulous cards, I love all the fine details. TFS!

  3. Love your cards. My favorite is the one with the blue beach chair.

  4. Marisela Delgado said: So beautiful.

  5. Fabulous cards, Linda! You've shown off these products beautifully!

  6. Such gorgeous cards! The beach scene is awesome.

  7. Great cards, thanks for sharing.

  8. Beautiful designs for your cards! I especially love the beach chair and umbrella!

  9. Love your cards! Beautiful designs!

  10. I love that turtle card!

  11. Pretty cards

  12. Thanks for sharing your beautiful cards! I just love the colors.

  13. Love the tropical garden cards. Love the colors used. So pretty.

  14. That turtle looks awesome!

  15. Wow! I love all of your cards- they're gorgeous!

  16. Yes I have to agree with you. I love summer too and your cards made me long for the beaches of FLorida. Your cards are very beautiful and inspiring. Thank you for sharing them.

  17. Fun summer cards! Love the turtle card, thanks for sharing.

  18. I love the beach chair cards! So cute and you did such a good job making it look like a beach.


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