Hello and welcome to day 3 of the Ink to Paper July release countdown! I just love the products that are being showcased today and I hope you do as well! First up is a really cute set called "Beachy Keen"...isn't that a cute name? I just love the realistic palm trees and all of the sentiments are so cute!
I was at the water park and spied a pair of swim trunks with palm trees that totally inspired me. Once I set out to make my card, the only part of the inspiration that I used was the blended blue! LOL!
To begin, I did some ink blending using Enchanted Evening ink on a 4 1/4 inch by 5 1/2 panel of Fresh Snow Linen Cardstock on the two short ends and sides, blending toward the middle. Once that was done, I used the Geometrix Oval die to die cut the center of the panel and then used the other die in the set to create the black oval frame.
The outer oval is popped up onto a top folding white card base using foam squares. I used my mini MISTI to add the sentiment and theyellow sunset images. Once that was done, I was able to glue it directly down into the negative space. The black frame is attached using a 2 way glue pen. I stamped the sun and die cut it using the coordinating Beachy Keen die cuts and added it to the focal image.
I stamped the palm trees and added them around the oval using foam squares. I also added a few sparkling clear sequins here and there for some shine. This was such a fun design to work on! I can't wait to make more cards with this cute set!
Next up is a fun new sentiment set that is meant to go on the inside of cards, but I LOVE this one so much, I thought it needed to take center stage. I also used the new Simply Sweet: Hello stamp set for the other design elements. This is such a fun set that has many ways to say hello, you'll definitely fall in love! Since I was making a birthday card, I didn't use many of the cute "hello" bits, but the flowers are so cute and really complement this simple, rainbow design.
I cut a few strips of cardstock; Hibiscus Burst, Harvest Gold, Green Parakeet, Hawaiian Shores, and Winter Wisteria. This is becoming my favorite rainbow lately, but I also like adding in a bit of Aqua Mist and Pale Peony if I can!
I layered them onto a panel that I die cut using the Nesting Basics Rectangle Dies using foam squares. I actually layed them out and then stamped the sentiment using my MISTI and THEN used the foam squares.
I die cut the three rectangles using the coordinating Simply Sweet: Hello die cuts and then stamped the three flowers and black centers. I added some White Nuvo drops to the centers of each of the flowers. I also stamped and die cut the leaves for some added detail.
Of course, I HAD to add a trio of sparkling clear sequins to the card for some shine. Once that was done, I was able to layer that panel onto a larger panel that had been die cut using the pierced rectangles as well.
Well, that wraps it up for day 3, but be sure to stop by again tomorrow for the 4th and final day of the countdown! There are some fabulous new stamps and dies you're sure to fall in love with! Thanks for fluttering by!