Shaded Summer Two Ways. Last week I introduced my YouTube followers to the Shaded Summer Stamp Set. This is one of those sets that can make really quick and elegant cards. I would say it is one of the sets that should be in anyone’s stamp collection. It is great if you like florals, but it also has a great collection of sentiments that cover most occasions.
The first card I made used two of my favourite techniques, Heat Embossing and Fussy Cutting. I chose to use three of the new InColors and a simple layering technique for the design. I also used another of my ‘go to’ techniques; masking/selective inking to get a different sentiment. Using two sentiments to make something unique. I stamped them on two separate pieces of card, just in case I didn’t line them up properly, then hid the gap behind the stem of one of the fussy cut pieces.
I am trying to be better about stamping on the inside of my cards, so for this one selected Polished Pink and stamped one of the florals to the left side of the inside liner.
The finishing touch was to add some of the Matte Black Dots around the fussy cut elements. This may seem to be a strange choice, but as I used Basic Black for the card base and sentiment, they actually help to tie the project together.
My second card is a CASE of one of the cards in the catalogue. It may not be obvious that this is based on the Pool Party Birthday card on page 75 of the catalogue, but the layout is almost exactly the same.
I chose an Evening Evergreen card base and paired this with Pale Papaya for the stamping across the middle. The middle piece was cut to size AFTER I had stamped it, so there is no set dimension for it. I cut a couple of strips of the Shimmer Vellum, also in Pale Papaya, to mirror the element in the catalogue. The inside is stamped with Pale Papaya, again a floral off the edge of the liner, and the sentiment is in Evening Evergreen
This time I finished the card with some of the Genial Gems. These are Pale Papaya and Mint Macaron, but are transparent, so pick up the colour of what is behind them. They were an easy choice for this card as the Pale Papaya ones added to the stamped area reflected the Pale Papaya. The Mint Macaron gems blend perfectly into the Evening Evergreen. If you are surprised that I used 6 gems, not my usual odd number, I actually added 3 of each colour, so my brain sees them as 2 of 3, not 6. Yes I am a little odd, but that’s why you follow me isn’t it?
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Dimensions for first card
For International A4 Card
Standard A6 Cardbase
First Mat – 5-5/8 x 3-7/8” (14.4 x 10cm)
Second Mat – 5-1/2 x 3-3/4” (14.2 x 9.8cm)
For Letter Sized Card (8-1/2 x 11″)
Standard Card Base (half sheet folded in half to 4-1/4 x 5-1/2″)
First Mat – 4 x 5-1/4″
Second Mat – 5-1/8 x 3-7/8″
Nail Varnish Colours
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