Hi Friends!

Today I have a bright, happy summer card for you today.  I’m calling this one Hello Sweet Summer because of all the flowers and citrus and happy colours 🙂

I started by stamping out and heat embossing the little lemon and orange slices using Versamark and white embossing powder from Wow on to some HP watercolour paper.  Then I spent some happy time dropping various Daniel Smith colours onto the wet paper. This is one of my favourite things to do 🙂

I also took some white Prima paper flowers and painted them with the same watercolours.  I actually made three of these backgrounds so then I had to choose which one I wanted to use for my card.  I fussy cut some of the orange slices from one of the other unused backgrounds, and then I die cut some of the segments using the die from the set (these look like little wheels with spokes).  Then after everything was dry, I laid it all out on the background to work out my placement.  This die set also has the scripty words happy and sweet, so I cut them out of some black card scraps.

Then it was time to start assembling the card. I popped the orange segments up on some foam squares and glued the sentiment on top, with some of the little wheels tucked in behind them.  I glued all the flowers down, and added a few of the wheels and some black die cut letters and punctuation to balance the black sentiment.  Final touches – adding some pink/gold metallic paint to the flowers and some gold and black splashes to the background, then edging the card with the same pink/gold metallic paint and called it done!

 

 

And that’s it!  Thanks for reading, let me know what you think of Hello Sweet Summer.  I’m off to make a cuppa!


Challenges

Funkie Junkie Challenge BlogTickled Pink – lovely bright Daniel Smith Opera Pink watercolour background and flowers 🙂
Splashy Mix Challenge #17I was inspired by the oranges and lemons mostly, and those pink flowers in the middle photo.


Simon Says Stamp Wednesday ChallengeAnything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Monday ChallengeWe’re all going around in circles – all the orange and lemon slices
Mixed Media PlaceMay 2020 Challenge – I was inspired by the pinks, golds and corals
“Our May moodboard is full of sweet and optimistic colours. It is a promise of warm, sunny days, that will come soon.”

Wow Embossing Powder Fans May Challenge – Nature does fruit fall under nature? It falls IN nature for sure lol
More Mixed Media ChallengeAG with optional pink – I’m opting for the pink!

PROJECT RECIPE:

Dandelion yellow coloured cardstock for card base
HP Watercolour paper
Daniel Smith Watercolours
Versamark embossing ink
WOW White Embossing Powder
Prima white flowers – painted pink, yellow and orange
Jacquard Lumiere pink/gold halo metallic
Finnabair liquid acrylics black, gold metallique
Distress Archival – Black Soot
Foam squares
Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
Concord & 9th – Orange You Sweet stamp and die set
From stash: black card, leftover letters from previous projects (Elle set)

 

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9 thoughts on “Hello Sweet Summer – Oranges and Lemons Mixed Media Card

  1. Cec says:

    This is such a happy card with all the flowers and bright colours. Thanks for joining us at The Funkie Junkie Boutique Blog.
    Hugs!
    Cec

  2. stampersuzz says:

    Gorgeous! The lemons and oranges had me immediately thinking of cool summer drinks on a hot summery day! Thanks for playing along in the Funkie Junkie Boutique Challenge “Tickled Pink”!

  3. Sara Emily Barker says:

    Oh, my! This is just so fresh and fills me with joy! Love the colors and those happy flowers! Thank you for your inspiration! Thanks for joining us at The Funkie Junkie Boutique Blog, too!

  4. shylaa says:

    very vibrant and beautiful play with colours. Good luck to you.Thanks for playing along with us at Splashy Mix Challenge.Hope to see you again
    Shylaa Founder @ Splashy Mix challenge

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