Relax in the Summer Sunshine



Summer is not summer without sunshine and a more laid-back attitude. Here is my take on summer.

This card was created for the Simon Says Stamp’s Challenge #23. The objective was to incorporate die-cutting in you project. I was aiming for a bright, summery look and I hope I captured that in this card.

I used three Simon Says Stamp dies:

  1. Stitched Rectangles (the next largest size down from the set) and centered the die in the middle of an A2 (4.25” x 5.5”) turquoise blue piece of cardstock. This formed the frame for my project.
  2. The sun with the spike rays, Sunshine Die is a die that coordinates with the SSS My Sunshine stamp set.
  3. Relax die which is a word die.

The large sun from the My Sunshine stamp set was first stamped in a bright orange ink and then die cut using the Sunshine die.

An A2-sized piece of white card stock was glued to the back of the frame. The Relax die was placed on the card front and die to form a negative space. I then die cut and the word again from green cardstock and inlaid the individual letters into the negative area. The sentiment below the word “relax” is also from the My Sunshine stamp set and was stamped in black ink. Note that the center of the “a” in the word “relax” was stamped with a tiny sun image (also from the My Sunshine stamp set) in black ink, this was to emphasize the sun theme.  Sequins were added for additional interest and sparkle.

Hope you like this card and go out and enjoy the Sun (but please apply sunscreen first)!


Supplies used to make this card:

Stamps: Simon Says Stamp: My Sunshine stamp set.

Dies: Simon Says Stamp: Relax die; Sunshine die; Stitched Rectangles dies.

Inks:  Papertrey Ink: Orange Zest; Versafine Ink: Onyx Black.

Cardstock: Neenah Solar White: 80# for card front and large sun image and 110# for the card base; Papertrey Ink: Hawaiian Shores (for card front frame) , New Leaf for letters spelling the word “relax”.

Other: Sequins from my stash.

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