Friday, June 28, 2019

Penguin Palace Summer Sunshine

Hi! I hope you've been loving the inspiration for the summer 2019 release from Penguin Palace! Today I'm using some alcohol markers, Distress Inks, and heat embossed masking to create a simple summery card using the Summer Sunshine stamp set!

One of my favorite summertime snacks is a sweet watermelon! And you know how I love to use small images in stamp sets for backgrounds! I used an alcohol friendly ink to stamp the little watermelon slice from the Summer Sunshine stamp set across the middle portion of my card. I used simple 2 marker blending to color in each of the slices with alcohol markers. I also stamped and colored the little girl from Summer Sunshine and used the coordinating Penguin Perfect Cuts to cut them out.

I almost left my background white with the pops of colored watermelon slices ... and I may go back and create another card that way ... but I decided to add some warm summer sun colors to the background. The quickest and easiest way to mask off a bunch of tiny images is to color them with a Versamarker, add clear embossing powder, heat set - and blend away! I blended on Spiced Marmalade to the middle and Squeezed Lemonade on the top and bottom of my card. I spattered on some black ink to mimic watermelon seeds for texture.

I stamped and heat embossed the word "sweet" from the Rabbit Cafe stamp set and the word "summer" from the Summer Sunshine stamp set. I used foam squares on the back of the girl and the sentiment strips. Add a little shimmer and that completes the card! Here's my video!

Thanks for watching! See you soon!

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