The East Coast has been hit with an early heat wave and it feels like summer. It's been sunny and in the 80s for the past week. It's beautiful, perfect weather. When I wasn't outside enjoying the sunshine, I was inside dreaming of it. In that spirit, I made a couple of summer cards.
I used Simple Stories' 100 Days of Summer, which was one of my favorite finds last year. It's a terrific summer line and the sheet of journaling cards was my favorite piece in the collection. The journaling spots are just the right accent for cards.
To make the cards, I layered the journaling spots on 4x6 cards, then added stickers and stitching to complete the look.
I had two sheets of the journaling cards, so to build the clothes line on the "Let's Hang Out" card, I cut the bathing suits from one card and pop dotted them over the same image on the extra sheet to give some dimension. I added a line of twine between the pop dotted suits to form a colorful clothesline.
On "Ahhh Summer" I added handstitching to the umbrella and sun chair for a little added dimension and a pop of color. I love this little scene. It looks so inviting and has me ready for the glory days of summer.
CS: Bazzill Basics
PP: Simple Stories, Echo Park Paper
Stickers: Simple Stories, October Afternoon
Die Cuts: October Afteroon
Chipboard: October Afternoon
Gems: Close To My Heart
Thread: Coats & Clark
Sewing Machine: Bernina