Monday, July 21, 2014

Waves of Fun Card

Happy Monday crafty friends,
I hope you had an enjoyable weekend. Today I wanted to share a card I created with last week’s free email-newsletter update subscriber’s svg cut file. I got a little behind on my posting schedule and had to shift some things around, so that is why this project is behind. 
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Here’s a look at my finished card. I started with a Kraft cardstock base. I added a layer of white cardstock for a mat and then used the striped paper from the Skylark Paper Pack collection for the main background.  I used my Pazzles Inspiration to cut the SVG title out in the necessary layers. I used my Cricut Artbooking cartridge and Cricut Expression to cut the palm trees and the notebook paper die cuts.  I stamped the lines onto the notebook paper with the coordinating stamp using the soon to retire Twilight Ink Pad.

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Here’s a closer look at the palm tree fronds. I used some retired opaques to mimic the coconuts.

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Here’s a closer look at the title. I used some buttercup, outdoor denim, white and champagne cardstock.

Quick Tip On Coloring the Palm Fronds
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I cut the palm tree fronds in white cardstock. I then used my Pear Ink Pad and sponged the die cut. You can use your daubers or a sponge.

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I then used my Topiary Ink Pad and sponged some onto the bottom half of each frond. I also brushed the ink onto the edges to deepen the color and add a little more dimension.

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I used my chocolate ink pad to ink the sides of the tree trunks. Adhered the fronds onto the trunks and all done. Super simple.

One last look at the complete card.


Products Used For This Project

pazzles-cutter-200 waves of fun title ppr cf-200
Waves of Fun SVG Cut File
artbooking-200
Cricut Artbooking Bundle

skylark paper pack-200
twilight-200
**Retiring**
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Mocha Opaques
**RETIRED**

pear-200

saddle-200
topiary-200
basic cardstock pack-200
Black &Champagne

white cardstock-200
kraft cardstock-200
enchantment cardstock pack-200
Outdoor Denim
tape runner-200
whimsy cardstock pack-200
Buttercup

Pretty quick and easy card.  Don’t forget to check out all of the wonderful products that will be retiring at the end of the month. Also be sure to sign up for my email and newsletter updates so you can get the weekly freebies.

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Thank you once again for stopping by and sharing your crafty time with me. I truly appreciate it as well as your wonderfully kind comments. I read each one and they mean the world to me. Don’t forget to drop back by tomorrow as I share another fun project and hopefully some more crafty inspiration. Until then,





3 comments:

Chriss America Real said...

So cute! I love it!

Larelyn said...

I love this, Melin. Thanks for the reminder and tutorial about cutting things out in white and then using the inks to achieve the color and texture. I just never think to do that. I especially appreciate your detailed supply list.
Hugs,
Larelyn

Sandra H said...

Beautiful card x