Saturday, August 4, 2018

Sending a Summer Hello

Hello, everyone!  Before I get started, I would like to welcome two new followers - kReN K and alka - thank you for joining me!  Today I'm sharing a summer card that I made with my dies!


The sentiment was created in Microsoft Word and then I adhered the Summer word, which I die-cut from yellow and black so I could layer it in an offset way.  I made the background with Distress Oxides using the watercolour ink smooshing technique. To embellish, I added a number of yellow sequins.  I think this is a happy, cheerful card!

I was inspired by sketch 464 at Tuesday Morning Sketches:



For this card, I decorated the inside using a scrap of my Distress Oxide background along with the same die-cut ice cream cone I used on the front:


I would like to support these fun challenges: Cardz TV 59 AG 1/3; Carlin's kaartenparadijs AG 1/3; Crafting by Designs August AG 1/3; Crafts Galore Encore August AG 1/3; Crafty Creations AG 1/2; Crafty Gals Corner Tropical Colours 1/2; Creative Inspirations Holidays (Summer) UE; Cute Card Thursday AG UE; Die Cuttin' Divas AG 1/3; DL.ART August AG Linky 1/d; Double Trouble (1) Something, Anything, Everything, (2) Link up with Previous Partner - Three Amigos Blog Hop, and (3) Decorate the Inside 1/4; Happy Little Stampers August Watercolour Optional Flowers UE; Jo's Scrap Shack Always AG 1/3; Pammie's Inky Pinkies Sunny Days 1/3; Papercraft Business August AG Optional Summer 1/3; Penny's Paper-Crafty AG 1/3; Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Make Your Own Background 1/5; Simon Says Stamp Work-it Wednesday Watercolour 1/3; The Outlawz Monday Greetings GCC073018 Anything Goes with Yellow Three Amigos Blog Hop I went with June Challenge 15 Machine Die-cutting UE; Through the Craftroom Door AG 1/2; Word Art Wednesday AG w Uplifting Sentiment wk1 1/5

Thank you for looking at my card! Wishing you a joyful day!

38 comments:

Lisa said...

This is SO cool! Love that background and those fun die cuts! So happy that you're playing along with Die Cutting for our Blast From The Past Challenge over at Three Amigos!

Sue Reynolds said...

How beautiful your oxide distress ink background is and my favorite summer, (and fall, winter and spring) treat...cool dies for the ice cream cones. Your cones and sun really pop against that blue background. Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble, decorating the inside and pairing it up with Three Amigos Blast of the Past. Monday we have a new fun challenge...so please stop by again.

Carol L said...

What a great summer-themed card with those hot weather elements! I love the inky background and especially how you did the sentiment panel! Wonderful card, and thanks for playing along with the Tuesday Morning Sketch challenge!

Liz said...

Brilliant summer card, Kitty. I love the background and the way you've offset 'Summer' to make it stand out. xx

Christine said...

Sunshine and ice cream go well together. I love the pretty colors in your card and the sentiment is such fun! Thank you for sharing at Jo's Scrap Shack!
Blessings,
Christine
DT Member

Kelley said...

Love this summer themed card! The watercolor background is so pretty and the die cuts are perfect for this time of year! Thanks for sharing with Crafty Creations Challenges!

Lisa said...

It's so stunning!! The background looks amazing!! I love the colors!! The sun and ice cream cones are fabulous!! Love this, my friend!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Lisa Lynn said...

Both cards are great summer cards!

DIANA L. said...

This is so sweet. Get it? I love your ice creams This makes for a complete summer!!
Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes AUGUST 2018 Linky Challenge. Have a blessed day
DIANA L.

DL.ART DESIGN TEAM MEMBER
DL.ART DESIGN TEAM MEMBER

scrAPpamondo said...

Oh, it's so creative, Kitty!!! :D Well done!! Love how you realized your own sentiment, such great idea using a dimensional diecut word between the computer generated ones to realize a unique sentiment!!! Thanks for sharing this fabulous idea!! Love the smooshing on the background and the cute icecreams and sun! The inside is fabulous too! Great you have used a scrap of the inked background and love that sentiment!
Hugs, have a lovely Sunday!

karin said...

A real summer card Kitty ! Love how you've made the sentiment on it.
Thanks for joining the Challenge at Carlin's Kaartenparadijs and good luck !
Karin DT

CA Scrapper said...

What a great card for summer! Thanks for joining us at Die Cuttin' Divas this week.

Leslie

Donna Ellis said...

This is darling, KT! I love the sentiment on the inside, and how you further decorated the interior as well. Your textured background with the oxides is FABULOUS! Looks like real water in a busy swimming pool, doesn't it?

Sorry to hear how hot it is up there! Like you, the heat does not usually bother me, it's the humidity that plummets me into a puddle! Please take care of you, and your dearly beloved. Keeping you both in my prayers. xx

Mrs A. said...

This is a wowser card . Love the idea and the colours. A perfect summers card. Hugs Mrs A.

Linda Simpson said...

This is brilliant Kitty! I love the fresh colours and design.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Donna said...

What a darling card, cute die cuts and fabulous background. Like the sweet inside too!

Paper Scissors Glitter said...

Love this summer holiday card. Thanks for entering this month's challenge at Creative Inspirations and good luck Jayne DT

Melanie said...


What a fun summer card! Your colors and die cuts are so cheerful. Thank you for joining in the challenge fun at Double Trouble. (Could you share the name or manufacturer of the dies?)

Andrea W said...

Great job with the sketch! The dies are perfect for a fun summer card and I love how you added the summer in the sentiment.

Verna Angerhofer said...

Nothing says summer more then sunshine and yummy cold dripping cones of soft serve. Makes my mouth water for one right now as it is so hot and humid today. I feel a storm may be brewing later on.

cotnob said...

A super summer card, lovely die cut details and great background.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

Angela B said...

Thank you so much for entering the Monday Greetings challenge at The Outlawz Challenges this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
Happy crafting,
Angela
Monday Greetings DT
Taste Of Craftiness {My Blog}

theoutlawzchallenges.ning.com

jimlynn said...

This reminds me of the HOT, HOT, HOT days we've been having lately! Great take on that sketch with all the fantastic dies. I love your card - and am ready for winter now! LOL!
Lynn

Debbie said...

What a fun card! Cool die cuts!
Thanks for playing along with us at Tuesday Morning Sketches
Debbie ~ TMS DT
Debbie's Dash of This and That

Melissa Craig said...

Super cute card! It really feels like summer. Thank you for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

Scrapper69 said...

Super CUTE and I love that background! Awesome!

Theresa

Isobel said...

Great project thanks for joining in at Crafting by Designs

CraftyLyn said...

Great summer fun card thanks for joining us here at Penny's paper crafty challenge blog Lyn DT x.

Gina Knott said...

Such a fabulous card! Love the background. Thank you for sharing with us at Creative Inspirations, good luck and I hope you will join us again!
Hugs
Gina xx

carla said...

The outside and the inside of your card are both beautifully made.
You have made a nice background and used warm and refreshing dies.
Thank you for participating in our 1st challenge at Carlin's Kaartenparadijs.
Good Luck !

Carla (DT)

Tracey Pierce said...

Such a fun summery card. Thanks for joining us at the Double Trouble Challenge!

debby4000 said...

Love your summer card, fab dies and they work brilliant with the background.
Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
luv
Debby

Lesli Giertuga said...

This card screams summer !! I love the oxide background! Thanks for sharing it with us at Papercraft Business Challenge!

Barbara Godden said...

Fabulous summer card, great take on the sketch!!! the colours are bright and summery. I see I'm very behind with your posts, it's nice at the cottage but there is no internet there now, maybe next year.

Fikreta said...

its super nice card!
hugs

Jana Forrest said...

Wow what a summery card. Can't get more summery than this! Thank you ofr joining us over at Crafty Gals Corner Challenge. Best of luck and hope to see you again soon. DT~Jana Forrest

BożenA said...

Great watercolor background. Your holiday card looks amazing.
Thank you for joining our challenge at HLS Watercolor.
BożenA DT HLS

Ina G said...

Super fun card. Love the background for those summer elements. Just wish it was ice cream weather here. Thanks for sharing at HLS.