Sunday 19 June 2022


Summer Breeze makes me feel fine.
Playing along with a challenge at Splitcoast inspired by a summertime song.  
It gave me a chance to play with some of these stencils from A Colorful Life Designs.

So here's what I did to create my card.
  • I cut a piece of white cardstock, placed it onto my Waffle Flower Stencil mat and laid the Surf's Up stencil over it.  I inked up the sunshine with some Mustard Seed and a hint of Carved Pumpkin Distress Oxide ink.  I set that aside to dry.
  • Next, I pulled out another piece of cardstock and carefully tore the edge, trying to give it a jagged, wavy looking edge.
  • I laid that piece onto my stencil mat and inked it all over with some Tumbled Glass DOX ink.  I laid the Bubble Release stencil over the inked panel and rubbed on some more Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide ink with a heavier hand to add the bubbles.
  • I removed the stencil and splattered with my white Posca pen.
  • I stamped the sentiment over the sun and then glued the stenciled sun to a white cardstock base.  
  • I added foam tape to the water piece I had stenciled and placed it over the sunshine which helped to pop it up, giving more interest to an otherwise flat card.
  • I stamped the whale, die cut it out and coloured using some grey Copic markers.  I popped that just under the waterline.
  • I glued it all onto a white A2 card base.

Here are the stencils I used:

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Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Simon Says Wed.- ADD A SENTIMENT
Challenge Up Your Life- FUN IN THE SUN

Stamps- Flip Flop Duh-Nuh (Lawn Fawn)
Inks- DOX, Versafine Clair, Copic Markers
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook- Waterloo, Ont.)
Accessories and Tools- Stencil Mat (Waffle Flower); Blending Brushes (TE);
stencils (ACLD); Misti (My Sweet Petunia


Pat said...

This is so bright and a great summery marine themed card Karen. I love the whale and the super sentiment, and the bubbles used for the water work brilliantly too, and love the torn edge which gives fabulous movement to the water. x

Christine Alexander said...

awesome image Karen, love the combination of both stencils and you shark is great ♥

aussie aNNie said...

Hi Karen,m lovely stencils, love the bubble one. xx

I Card Everyone said...

So fun, Karen! You must tell us the song!

I Card Everyone said...

Well I just re-read your post - duh! Silly me!

Loll said...

I know have that song in my head. :) Love it ... brings back good memories. This is such a fun card Karen. I especially love the bubbly ocean. Using Tumbled glass as the base and heavier for the bubbles has created a soft, subtle design that is just perfect. Must remember that! :) xx

Felicity Flurry said...

Wow, this is a super fun card. I love the way how you created the sea. Thank you for joining us on The Crafter’s Café Challenge Blog. DT member Felicity Flurry