Hello again everyone! I hope your week is going well. I’m over on the Newton’s Nook blog today sharing a fun, bright taste of summer! I’m so ready for bbqs, sprinklers and soaking up the sunshine! So I channeled all those things into my card for today. I hope you like it!
I started by stamping and coloring the Newton’s Melon image with my copics. Then I cut him out with the coordinating die. Next, I die cut the scalloped square in the Frames Squared die set and stamped the Tropical Fringe image on it. I used my copics to color the image in and then die cut a second scalloped square from vellum.
I chose a sentiment from Tropical Fringe and stamped it on a scrap of white cardstock. Then, using my Newton image as a guide die cut it with a stitched circle in the Framed Squared die set so that I could layer them together.
I took a turquoise panel and inked up the waves stencil with a slightly darker ink. Then I trimmed the panel down to A2 size and blended a little extra ink on the edges for some depth. When I layered everything together for a “test fit” I thought things were a little sparse so I dug in my stash and found this super fun melon colored ribbon and decided to add it. I cut a strip and adhered it to the back of my stenciled panel. Then I cut another piece and tied it around the strip.
To assemble the rest of the card, I worked from the top down. I adhered Newton to the circle. Then, holding the Tropical Fringe image behind the vellum, I figured out where to place Newton and used some tape runner to adhere him. (Pro-tip: I learned that liquid glue can make your vellum buckle from the moisture so I try to use dry adhesive whenever I can now.) Hiding adhesive behind the image I added tape runner to the back of the vellum and adhered it to the colored panel. Then I added foam tape to the back of the square, but only on the sides so it doesn’t get wonky from the ribbon and popped it in place.
For finishign touches, I added glossy accents to Newton’s nose, the watermelon seeds and the letters in SUMMER.
I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!
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