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Summer Birthday Card – La La Land Crafts

Hi friends! As the weather starts to warm up, I have really started to look forward to summer and all the fun activities that come with the season. So, I decided to make a summer-themed card! This card was made with La-La Land Crafts “Stay Cool” stamp set.

I first stamped this elephant using Lawn Fawn Jet Black premium ink pad and decided on a complementary colour scheme using the following Ohuhu alcohol markers:

Elephant: V230, V250, RV260, RV270

Tube: G170, 190

Using my Fiskars spring-assisted scissors, I then fussy cut my elephant. I tend to avoid using stamp sets without dies in my card designs. However, today – since this is the perfect stamp set for a summer-inspired card – I decided to practice my fussy cutting skills, and I must say that I am rather impressed with myself! You will never improve if you don’t practice.

After fussy cutting the elephant, I started on the background. Using three shades of blue Ohuhu alcohol markers (B050, B070, PB8), and a white jelly roll pen, I created a water effect by laying down different abstract shapes on one another. I created this pattern on both the main card front panel and on three smaller shapes to add depth to the water. The white jelly roll was added on top of the shapes to give more of a water effect.

Using foam squares, I adhered the smaller shapes to the main card front and placed the elephant on top. I also stamped a fun sentiment from the stamp set – you can’t go wrong with a good pun!

I love how this card turned out! I am very proud of the water pattern I’ve created using Ohuhu alcohol markers. I also enjoyed being able to practice my fussy cutting to create a super fun, summer-themed card!

Thanks for reading. Catch ya next time!

Sasha J

Products Used:

  • La La Land Crafts Stay Cool Stamp Set
  • Lawn Fawn Jet Black premium ink pad
  • Ohuhu Alcohol Markers
  • White Jelly Roll Pen
  • Basic White Cardstock
  • Fiskars Portable Paper Trimmer, 12”
  • Stamp Press
  • Bearly Art Glue
  • Double Sided E-Z Runner Grand Adhesive Tape Dispenser
  • Foam Squares
  • Spectrum Noir Finesse (Noir Black)
  • Fiskars Titanium Micro-Tip Easy Action Scissors, 6”

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