Summer is here in full swing, which means that I naturally want to be outside and enjoy all the sun that I can! For that reason, I wanted to share with you a couple of quick card ideas with a couple of paper collections from Authentique that have that summer feel to them. And what card wouldn’t be complete with some great sentiment stamps from Avery Elle?!?
This “Happy Birthday” card uses the Harmony paper collection, with some summer themed prints in natural hues. I’m all about saving time to get outside, which is why the Harmony card making stack is a must for making quick cards! I chose for the card base the “Awakening” butterfly pattern. The “Happy Birthday” sentiment is stamped on one of the “Life Cards” which are perfect for card making and collage, especially since I don’t partake in the “Project Life” craze LOL This was layered on a solid piece of olive “Foundation Two” paper. The butterfly was die cut using the “Vitality” and “Beauty” papers from the 6 x 6 Harmony bundle. I love using the bundles because they feature the same great prints found on the 12 x 12 sized paper but the pattern is smaller which makes it perfect for cards.
To brighten things up a bit, I used the Radiant collection for this fun card. The card base and basic layer is from the “Foundation One” and “Foundation Two” papers. The printed paper I used for the background was the “Beaming” paper with it’s fun sun rays. The triangles feature different prints from the 6 x 6 Bundle which I edged with Electric Neon inks. The sentiment is stamped on one of the Life Cards and then die cut down to shape. Seriously, quick and easy card to create and I actually made a few of these up in no time at all and left the sentiment panels blank so I could switch out the sentiment for any occasion.
I hope this has given you some ideas for saving time to create awesome cards this summer!
Authentique Paper “Harmony” and “Radiant” paper collections
Avery Elle Stamps Brushed Clear stamp set
IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko Memento Luxe Rose Bud, Memento Angel Pink and Pistachio, Radiant Neon Electric Pink and Blue
May Arts ribbon
Spellbinders Labels 4, Les Papillions 2, Media Mixage Triangles 2, Decagons