Hello and welcome back from the weekend! I hope you found a little time to do something crafty. Can you tell that I'm trying to squeeze out the last of my summer-y themed cards before I dive head first into all things fall and Halloween!? I'm already behind because I'm seeing lots of those cards already out there on Pinterest and Instagram. So, consider yourself prepared for that awkward time of the year when it's summer, Halloween, fall AND Christmas all in just a few cardmaking days!
Today's card is a little bit different from what I typically create because most of the images used on this card are not stamped at all! They are ephemera pieces from the Cool Summer release at 88 and Clear. In fact, the ONLY thing that is stamped on this card is the "hello" sentiment. The great thing about using ephemera for cards is that they come together really quickly.
The base of this A2 sized card is made from 80 lb. Neenah Solar White Smooth cardstock. Using the Funky Die cover plate from Gina Marie Designs, I die cut the frame from white cardstock. I placed a 5 1/4" x 4" piece of Tangy Berry sugar stock behind the lattice frame. I ran both sheets of the Cool Summer ephemera through my Brother Scan and Cut 2 e-cutting machine to cut all the images out for me, in lieu of fussy cutting them. I adhered all of the die cut ephemera pieces down the left side of the card in a pattern that was pleasing to my eye. For some of the pieces I used regular Tomboy Adhesive to adhere them, on others I used 3M foam adhesive for added dimension. On a piece of white cardstock, I stamped the "hello" sentiment in Tangy Berry sugar cube and used a 2" circle punch to punch out the sentiment. Lastly, I put a coat of Clear Wink of Stella on the printed ephemera to add a little bit of sparkle.
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