I started by picking the umbrella and the cute little mouse on her beach blanket from the Waving Hello stamp set and did a little masking to make them into one image.
I stamped the umbrella first, applied the mask and then stamped the mouse.
Always stamp what you want in the foreground first!!! I coloured up this cutie with my alcohol markers.
For the background, I used the Bright Horizons Stencil along with Wild Honey, Scattered Straw and Tumbled Glass Distress Inks.
This stencil is so beautiful and gives such a great result!
To complete my scene, I of course, used the Beach Scene Dies. This has to be one of my all time favourite and most used die sets!! I cut the "beach" die out of white cardstock and used Tea Dye Distress Ink for some colour. I cut the pretty scallop die from the Outdoor Landscapes Two Die set out of white cardstock as well and used Peacock Feathers Distress Ink on it. I ended up cutting a piece of vellum with this same die.
I fussy cut the sweet little mouse and thought I needed one more element to this card...a bird! So, I die cut the bird from the Scene Builder Dies and applied a light grey ink.
I decided to cut down my stencilled background as well as all the die cut pieces with the largest of the Fancy Frames Die set. This gave everything a beautiful scalloped edge.
I simply layered each piece onto the scalloped card panel using tape runner adhesive. I did use foam tape for the mouse.
The sentiment comes from the Mermaid Lagoon set and was stamped on a thin strip of cardstock which I angled at one end.
Of course, every card of mine has to have some sparkle and shine, so I added some clear sparkle to the pink areas and added Glossy Accents over top!! And don't forget about the Shimmer Sequins!!
And that's my Summer Themed card for you today!! I hope you enjoyed!!
Thank you so much for stopping by today!! Until next time...stay crafty!
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