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Featured Creator- Make the Card Challenge: Summer Fun

I am so excited to have been chosen as this weeks Featured Creator over at the Make the Cards Challenge blog!

This week is a Summer Fun Color Challenge which I absolutely love because I LIVE for the summer! I wait all year for it to get here, and am so sad when it is gone!

For my card today, I chose to use the Happy Summer mini set from Lawn Fawn.


I began with an A2 sized panel of white 110 lb. cardstock from Recollections. I stamped the watermelon image in Memento Tuxedo black ink several times. I took the matching Happy Summer die set from Lawn Fawn, and made a few masks of the watermelon image from Gina K Masking sheets, and placed them on the panel and continued stamping until the panel was full of watermelons.


Next, I went to work coloring all of those cute little watermelons. For this card, I used solely my Ohuhu alcohol ink markers in colors that matched the theme of the week. See below for complete list of colors used.


I took a piece of white 110 lb. cardstock and inked a piece of it with Salty Ocean Distress Oxide ink. After this, I took an old Alphabet die set that I bought so long ago I don't remember where I got it LOL. I centered the dies over the inked area and then placed some washi tape over them to hold them in place while I die cut it. After this, I cut 2 additional sets of the word from 110 lb. white cardstock. I then spaced the letters on the watermelon panel and placed a piece of washi tape over them so that they would stay in place when I die cut them. I ran this through my Cuttlebug and then removed the letters, being careful not to loose the center of the R. I glued the blue letters, and 2 layers of white letters together so that the word would be 3 layers thick. After this, I carefully glued them back into the die cut watermelon panel. I took the center of the R and repeated the process and adhered it to the center of the R. Once this was set in place, I took some Glossy Accents and added a layer of this to the word so that it would have even more dimension.


I ran my anti-static tool over the top left of the panel and stamped the word "hello" in Versamark embossing ink and embossed it with Brutus Monroe embossing powder in Alabaster. I made a card base from 110 lb. white cardstock from Recollections. To bring in the yellow from the challenge theme, I inked the outside edges of the panel in Squeezed Lemonade Distress Oxide ink. When this was dry, I adhered the panel to the card base.


I had a ton of fun being the Featured Creator for this challenge! It could not have been a more perfect theme! Thank you so very much for this opportunity. Come play along with us and submit a card for this fun challenge!


Supplies used:


110 lb. white cardstock from Recollections

Distress Oxide inks in Squeezed Lemonade and Salty Ocean

Memento ink in Tuxedo Black

Versamark embossing ink

Alphabet die cut set

Lawn Fawn Happy Summer stamp set and coordinating die set

Lawn Fawn Reveal Wheel sentiments stamp set (the word "hello")

Lawn fawn tube glue

Cuttlebug die cut machine

Ohuhu alcohol ink markers in the following colors: R10, RP1, RP6, GY1, GY5

Glossy accents

Gina K masking sheets

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