Crafty Cardmakers challenge 169 -Summer

summerBec is hosting our Summer Challenge.You can interpret this how you like, a coastal scene, summer activities, vacations etc. as long as it relates to Summer.
As usual You can enter anything you fancy, it doesn’t have to just be cards, as long as it meets the challenge, and doesn’t exceed the 15 total challenges entered rule.

I chose to make my card using a stencil and distress inks – it’s amazing the effect you can get on a plain piece of white card.

The card base is a 6 x 6 white cardstock.  My topper was a piece of white card slightly smaller, onto which I attached a sunray stencil.  It was in my stash, and I’m not sure whose it is – but it’s very effective!

I started with an orange distress ink in the bottom left hand corner (the sun) and then gradually moved into lighter colours, blending as I went and then replacing the sunburst stencil with the flowers and butterfly stencil. (I think they may have been the same manufacturer as I had them together in the packet…)  I used the darker orange for the flowers and green ink for the stems and flower centres, and finally purple for the butterflies.

All stencils removed, I stamped my sentiment in the top right hand corner.  The final touch was to go around the edge of the card with an orange promarker, and then I stuck it onto the base card.  Very simple, but effective.

Actually, the promarker tip is a good one for any time you don’t have matching backing paper!

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