Jul 10, 2019

Summer fun

Summer is in full swing here in the midwest!  Kristina Hein with you today to share a summer inspired card.  Let me show you the finished card and then we'll get to the nitty gritty details!

This is the front of the card.

And here is the inside.


Isn't this a fun summer card?

The first step was to create a 5"x 5" square card base.  I did this out of a warm yellow cardstock.  Next I cut two pieces of patterned paper from the Bo Bunny Beach Therapy paper pad.  I glued those to the top an bottom of the inside.  I then lined up the Karen Burniston Adirondack Chair die and ran it through my cutter.  I removed the excess chair pieces resulting from the pattern paper and cut them off.  That reveals the yellow chair.

The next step was to fold the chair along all the score lines.  After that, I cut out the chair arms from a pale green cardstock and glued them in place.


Next I cut all the pieces for the kitty die using the Karen Burniston Cat & Dog die.  I added foil paper in the center of the glasses so they look polarized.  The glasses come from the Karen Burniston Tiny Accessoris 2 set.  I added the details on the cat with markers.


I wanted the kitty to pop up as well when you open the card so I created a piece that fits through a slat in the chair and will attach to the kitty.


I cut it down and glued the cat in place. Here you can see the kitty sitting in the chair.  I also added the sun die (Karen Burniston Tropical Scene) and a few clouds.  I couldn't find my Lawn Fawn dies at the time but they are linked below.


Now I moved on to the inside sentiment.  I cut a piece of rust cardstock using the waves edge (Karen Burniston Tropical Scene) as a scallop edger die on the top and bottom.  I ran it through my cutter with an embossing folder to give it texture.  Then I went over it lightly with a white ink pad to make the pattern more noticeable.  I then cut out the letters using the Karen Burniston Blackboard Alphabet dies.  I created the leaf pieces using dies from the Sizzix Funky Florals #2 set.  I glued all of the elements in place.



That leaves me with the outside of the card to decorate.  I cut a pale blue piece of cardstock to cover the back of the card and the chair mechanism.  I used the Dotted Scallop Squares die set to cut out the tropical paper.  I glued it into place.  I used red foil paper and Coles ABCs from Lawn Fawn to cut out the word Summer.  I used liquid glue to add them to the front.  For the finishing touch I added some matching sequins.



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~Kristina Hein

Supplies Used:

Zig 2-Way Glue Pen - Squeeze and Roll
Zig 2-Way Glue Pen - Squeeze and Roll
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Simple Puffy Cloud dies - Lawn Fawn
Simple Puffy Cloud dies - Lawn Fawn
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Karen Burniston Cat and Dog
Karen Burniston Cat and Dog
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Karen Burniston Blackboard Alphabet
Karen Burniston Blackboard Alphabet
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Elizabeth Crafts Designs Dotted Scallop Squares
Elizabeth Crafts Designs Dotted Scallop Squares
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Tiny Accessories 2 - Karen Burniston
Tiny Accessories 2 - Karen Burniston
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Adirondack Chair - Karen Burniston
Adirondack Chair - Karen Burniston
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Funky Floral #2 - Sizzix
Funky Floral #2 - Sizzix
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Tropical Scene dies - Karen Burniston
Tropical Scene dies - Karen Burniston
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3 comments:

  1. This is such a fun card! Love it!

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  2. Such a fun card. I just got this die and can't wait to play with it. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  3. This card screams summer! I love it!

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