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Wishing You an Endless Summer

August 13, 2023 in Sunny Studio - No Comments

Happy Sunday!

Sharing a fun card today featuring the adorable Outback Critter Stamps. They decided to take a vacation to the coast! Tropical/ocean themed cards are my absolute favorite to make so I couldn’t resist a little surfin’ wombat and chillin’ koala on the beach.

I started this A2 card with the sky and ocean background. I cut a piece of white cardstock 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ and placed post-it notes across the panel 2” from the top edge to mask the sky. I inked the ocean with Salvaged Patina and Peacock Feathers Distress inks. I then removed the post-it notes and inked the sky with a cloud stencil using Tumbled Glass Distress ink.


Next, I cut 2 strips of white cardstock (1 3/8”x 5 1/2″, 2” x 5 1/2″) and die-cut the top edge of each using the Catch a Wave Dies. I inked both with Salvaged Patina and Peacock Feathers Distress inks and splattered a little water on them. I also used a white gel pen on the top of a few waves. I adhered these to the background panel with the 2” wide strip behind the 1 3/8” wide strip. For the sand, I cut a strip of white cardstock 1 1/4″ x 5 1/2″, die-cut the top edge using a Slimline Nature Borders Die and inked it with Antique Linen Distress ink.

I stamped all the images on Neenah Classic Crest 80lb solar white cardstock, colored them with Copics and fussy cut them out.

I used the following stamps:

Outback Critters Stamps

Tropical Scenes Stamps (islands, palm trees)

Seasonal Trees Stamps (large palm tree)

Ocean View Stamps (beach chair/umbrella)

Beach Buddies Stamps (beach hat)

Silly Sloths Stamps (flower on wombat)

Fabulous Flamingos Stamps (pineapple)

Tiki Time Stamps (coconut drink)

Surfing Santa Stamps (surfboard)

Tropical Paradise Stamps (hibiscus/leaves)

To finish, I heat embossed sentiments from the Beach Buddies Stamps on teal cardstock in white embossing powder. I fussy cut around the “Summer” sentiment and die-cut the “wishing you an endless” sentiment using a die from the Notebook Photo Corners Dies.


I hope you enjoyed and thanks for stopping by!

Cathy Chapdelaine

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