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Take it Easy / Fun in the Sun

Take it Easy / Fun in the Sun

Take It Easy Card 1Fun in the Sun 1
Today I have to Summer cards for you using the Beach Bum stamp set from the May Inspiration box.
To start, I stamped all of the images on Perfect Blend Alcohol Paper with Raven Detail ink, colored them in with a variety of Copic markers and then fussy cut them out.  I used a black Copic marker around the edges for a cleaner look to my images.
Take it Easy Card
My first card features the adorable giraffe as he suns himself on the beach.  I started by using some Aqua Pigment Paper and spraying it with Cobalt Blue and Tinsel Blue Chroma Mists.  I wanted it darker towards the top and lighter towards the bottom to mimic the ocean.  Once my panel was dry, I used the direct to paper method, by smearing my Embossing ink all over the bottom of the panel.  I covered the sticky ink with some older embossing powder from my stash and heat set it to make a "beach."
take it easy close up
Next, I trimmed my panel with the smaller of the two stitched dies from the Spring Sayings Dies and attached my piece of Lagoon Cardstock cut to 4.25" x 5.5" panel and then a white A2 Card base.
For my scene I used Bearly Art Liquid Glue to attach the umbrella and giraffe and set an acrylic block on them to help them adhere to the front of the card. I stamped the sentiment Take it Easy in Raven Detail ink and quickly covered it with Pearl Embossing Powder.  Once I heat set it, my sentiment has that nice shiny look to help it stand out from the dark blue of the Chroma Mist.
Take it easy card 2
Fun in the Sun Card
For my second card, I started by stamping the Hibiscus Background stamp on some white cardstock with Simon Hurley Rosy Cheek Ink. I quickly covered it with Clear Embossing Ink and heat set it.  Then I used Over the Moon Ink (also from Simon Hurley) to do an embossed resist ink over the white areas of my card.  When I was happy with the blend, I covered the entire panel with Embossing ink and Triple Thick Embossing Powder, which once set, gave a shine to my entire panel.
fun in the sun close up
I cut the panel with an stitched die from my stash. and arranged all of my summer toy images around the front of the panel.  I used some of the cut off pieces to fill in other parts of the panel.  
Next, I stamped the Fun in the Sun sentiment on a small blue scrap of paper and covered it with Raven Embossing Powder.  I cut it out with a stitched circle form my stash and attached it to the front of my card with Bearly Art Liquid Glue.  Then I attached the whole thing to a white A2 card base.
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