It always feels hard for me to say goodbye to summer.
So here I share another summery card I made a while ago.
For this card I used my Cricut machine, Life is a beach cartridge and watercolor paper to cut. All shades are colored with Distress Inks. The sentiment is a Hero Arts stamp. And it is heat embossed with silver embossing powder.
Recently I made a card using the Garden Silhouette Stampset by Altenew. Love the delicate style of these flowers. They do think of the flowers I see along the dike while going with my bike for a bike ride. Made it a panel with a die and adhered it on a soft blue plaid patern paper. The sentiment goes so well with the feel of the card.
Cactusses are a bit prickly mostly. Thats why a chose this image with this sentiment wich says "Sterkte", wich is something like "stay strong", in english. I really Love tags on cards. Big ones, and small ones. I cut them with my Cricut in every size I like.
The name of the paper I used is "Florals&Basics" by Craft Sensations.
Summer is half way. Summer vacation started two weeks ago for me. More time for crafting I thought. But we got some very hot days last week. Much too warm to do anything. This week is cooler, so finally got some cards finished. And this is one of them. The flower is made with a die-set by Altenew "Fantasy Floral Die". Two layers are colored with Distress Inks. And one layer is cut from glitter paper.
The background is a Hero Arts stamp "Old Letter", wich is stamped with Hero Arts Shadow Ink in Wet Cement, a favorite color of me. Added a gold strip for some extra interest.
Here is a card I made with the Beautiful stampset by Hero Arts: " Beautiful Day Agapanthus". I really Love this stampset. I think because I love these flowers. Colored the stamped image with Copic Color Markers.
Last week I finally got my Jellyfish background stamp by Hero Arts wich I had ordered at Simon Says Stamp. I made a card with it for a friends birthday. This was the first try-out with the background stamp. Used watercolor paper and Vincent van Gogh watercolors from Talens. The stamp is stamped with Versamark and heat embossed with WoW Pearl powder with some glitz in it. The fishes and the sentiment are also Hero Arts from a stampset of some years ago.
Last week I made a birthdaycard for my mother. The photo is made in my OWN garden. The rose plant was bought long ago while on a little outing with my parents. We visited a rose nursery. The silver oval is cut with my Cricut. And the dove is a die cut. And so are the Numbers.
I really, really love crocussus! So, you can understand that I also Love the crocussus stampset by Pretty Pink Posh! I have colored so much crocussus and never get bored of it. Here some of the cards I made with them. Here I glued the flowers on plaid paper. The sentiment "Smile" is from a die cut set I once bought at Michaels.
Here I put the crocusses in a jar, from a Hero Arts stampset. The dutch sentiment says something like: Much Love.
All is colored with Copics. And then added some pencil details on top of it!
Years ago I got a wonderful vintage photo from Betty. I printed it and saved it and recently I came by it and thought of a new way to use it. This time I made a big card with it for one of the elderly people of Church. The stamps I used come from a Simon Says Stamp stampset with the name:"Beautiful Flowers". Used both in front and in the background.
Used Distress Inks to stamp the flowers and to color them. Paper I used is from a Watercolour Pad by Søstrene Grenes.
As always as I look at this photo, I think how special it is to have sisters or friends who are there for you when you need it.
And always I hear the words of the song in my head as sang by DC Talk:
Sometimes in out lives, we all have pain, we all have sorrow, but if we are wise, we know that there's always tomorrow.
Lean on me, when you're not strong, and I'll be your friend, I'll help you carry on, for it won't be long, till I'm gonna need, somebody to lean on.
Last week I had so much fun with the Altenew Halftone Hearts Nesting Dies, and the Altenew Roses, from the: "Amazing you" stampset. I made a whole lot of Valentine's cards with these elements. The roses in this card are colored with Copics. The oval frame is cut with my Cricut.
Here are the roses colored with aqua colors. Never seen such but I loved it. On all of my Valentine cards I used a branch die by Hero Arts. DI087. The sentiment is in a Hero Arts box with 4 sentiments on tags. LP253. On the right side in the photo you see my little scissors. I really loved to cut these roses. I always Love to cut in paper haha!