Summertime is the best time for sure! We seemed to have skipped spring and gone from cold, damp days to glorious sunshine. I’m making the most of it – here in Scotland you never know when the next ray of sun will be! Anyway, I digress, today’s post is part of a blog hop to showcase the new Sending Sunshine release from Simon Says Stamp. More on the hope below. I created this sherbet card with the new Summertime die along with a coordinating sentiment from the Four Seasons Sayings set. I’ve linked all supplies at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links used.
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Let’s start off by looking at my colour inspiration for this card. I keep a colour board on Pinterest filled with lovely colour combinations and when I want to focus on colour for a card design that’s where I head. I browse through all the swatches looking at what jumps out at me, and it was this pin that drew my eye.
The four pots of paint in coral, chartreuse, pale pink and mint were delicious together, and the sherbet colours are perfect for a summery card. I tried my best to translate these colours into card and ink colours. You could use either for this card, but I often prefer the softer look of dye inks blended on to card rather than coloured card itself.
I picked out a colour combination of Sunkissed, Duckling, Mint and Pale Blush Pink and blended them into small rectangles of Neenah Solar White card just slightly bigger than the Summertime die. I left the pieces to dry overnight; you don’t need to leave them that long by any means, but the nature of dye inks is that when they first go on they are darker, and the colour is less uniform, but as they dry, they lighten and smooth out. Allowing the inks to dry fully meant I had a better impression of the final colours. Also, I find that if you die cut card which isn’t fully dry it can get stuck in the die.
I ran the Summertime die through with the four pieces of ink blended card and carefully kept all the pieces. Then I ran tape runner over a piece of Neenah Solar White card and started to add the four Summertime die cuts in place. You could add two-sided adhesive to the back of the card before running through with the Summertime die, but I find adding tape runner to the base the easiest way to get all the pieces to adhere. Having placed the four main frames together, I then jigsawed the letters back into place. For the top line of letters SUM, I moved the coloured letters over one place. For example, the Sunkissed frame sits in the top left, and I moved the SUM letters over and slotted them into the Duckling frame. For the second line of letters MER, I moved each colour over two places and for the third line of letters TIME, I moved the colours over three places. This way each frame has a mixture of the four colours.
For the sentiment, I stamped a coordinating greeting from the Four Seasons Sayings set in clear embossing ink on Slate card and white heat embossed before trimming to a banner and adding to the card with foam adhesive. I backed the summertime panel with a piece of fun foam for support and then mounted on a Neenah Solar White card base.
As a final embellishment, I dug around in my enamel dot stash and found a toning pack (Echo Park but no longer in stock) to add a trio of dots around the sentiment. Don’t you love how the light is catching the dots in this picture to create little smiley faces! Perfect for this clean and simple sherbet summertime card.
The sentiments in the Playful Messages set are proving to be a huge hit! You can see this card here where I combine the Playful Messages set with a full card shaker created using the Marilyn Full Card die.
Also, watch out for my Doodling With Debby video feature coming to the Simon Says Stamp blog tomorrow where I will have two cards using the cute critters from the Hello There set. On this card, I combined this cheeky monkey with the new Leafy Frame stencil.
The Sending Sunshine release is filled with fabulousness for your summer creating. If you shop from the new release and use code SUNSHINE, you will receive a surprise free gift with any purchase. Here’s a reminder of what’s in the new release.
As mentioned, today’s post is part of a blog hop to celebrate the new Sending Sunshine release from Simon Says Stamp. Hopefully, you’ve arrived here from Simon’s blog but if not then that is a good place to start.
As with all good hops, there are prizes! Simon Says Stamp is giving away a $25 coupon to every stop on the hop from the blog comment section. Winners will be chosen over the weekend and posted on the Simon Says Stamp blog on Wednesday.
Now it’s time to hop along to the fabulous …
You can find links to the supplies I’ve used below; click on the picture or shop icon to get taken directly to the product. Where available I use compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. You can read my affiliate and product disclosure here. I genuinely appreciate your support.
Summary of the project which gives all the views of the card in one photo :D I’d love if you pinned and called by on Pinterest :D