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SSS Aug 2015 Card Kit – You are better than Summer Sunshine card

Better than summer sunshine card

Here’s another card I made using the August 2015 card kit from Simon Says Stamp. I am so happy I subscribed! :-)

I have listed all the supplies with links at the end of this post. So, let’s get straight to the how-I-did-it part:

For this card, I used the ivory cardstock from the kit to create a top folding card. Then I took a white card stock about 1/4 inch smaller on all sides than the card base. I used this to create a beach side scene. I fussy cut a scratch paper to make masks for the two layers of waves + one layer of the sandy beach. And then used a sponge to blend colors for each layer.

For the sky, I used a blue ink pad from StudioG. I am not able to locate it anywhere, but I think the Chipped Sapphire distress ink will work equally well. I then blended Mermaid Lagoon + Cracked Pistachio distress inks to create the waves. Fossilized Amber helped make the sandy beach.

A couple cloud stickers and the sun sticker made the sky while the sandy beach came alive with sentiment.

Better than summer sunshine card

I had let some slight areas of white show through between two waves, I went over them with the Sakura glitter pen included in the kit to give an impression of foam. I used the Hero Hues Artprint Brown ink to stamp the sentiment “You are better than” after masking off the “Summer Sunshine” part from the stamp. Instead of these words from the stamp, I used the Summer sticker from the kit + the negative die cut for Sunshine. (I used the actual die cut on this card here.) A star sticker from the kit became a star-fish and completed the card. ;-)

Better than summer sunshine card

I love how it turned out. Do let me know your comments and thoughts.

Supplies List

Simon Says Clear Stamps FLIP FLOP SEASON sss101543

October Afternoon SUMMERTIME Pillow Puffs Stickers EM1317

Simon Says Stamp SUNSHINE Wafer Die sssd111509

Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad MINI KIT 13 TDPK46738


Sakura STARDUST 6 Clear Glitter Pens 57906


Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100# IVORY IV29

Ranger MINI ROUND FOAM REFILLS for Mini Round Ink Blending Tools IBT40972

Simon Says Stamp Card Kit of the Month August 2015 SUMMER SUNSHINE

Simon Says Stamp Card Kit of the Month 2015 SUBSCRIPTION AUGUST START DATE

We R Memory Keepers TRIM AND SCORE Board 71337-1

Sizzix BIG SHOT MACHINE Powder Blue & Teal 657900

Hope you enjoyed and got inspired :-) ~Varada

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