Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Summer Fun Card!

Hello! How are you doing on this lovely day? I'm so happy you've stopped by. It's my turn to post on the Maja Design Blog! I'm super excited about Maja Design's new Summertime paper collection, so I'm featuring it again this week, but in the blue colors. 

Summer is well and truly arrived. I live in the Southeastern United States near the Atlantic Ocean. We have a humid, subtropical climate, and temperatures have been holding in the mid 90's for over a week now. A bicycle ride along the beach is a refreshing way to beat the heat, so this is my inspiration for my card.

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The base of the card begins in the usual way, by distressing, layering, and stitching the design papers. The center of the card is cut with a Spellbinders circle die to create an opening peeking through to another layer of paper.

For my coastal theme I want a little bit of mixed media feel. Paint is randomly splattered around the card, but after the embellishments are in place you can only see a few areas in the center. The twine bow is distressed with the same paint.

The flowers are handmade, coated in gesso, and colored with Distress Stains, Lindsay's Stamp Gang Starburst Sprays, and watered down acrylic paint.

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Here is a close up of the circle cut out. Stained cheesecloth and Prima Art stones lend a seaside feel to this project.

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The bicycle image below is part of the paper collection. It's fussy cut and popped up with foam adhesive.

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Stamping is added to opposite corners of the card.

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The sentiment below is also part of the paper collection. Everything in the Summertime collection is absolutely divine. If you haven't seen it yet be sure to pay a visit to Maja Design's website for a closer look.

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Below is another peek into the circle cut out.

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I enjoy embellishing the inside of my cards. This one is stamped with script and a bicycle to coordinate with the front.

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I'd like to thank my sweet friends for your  kind comments on my last post. It makes my heart so very happy that you enjoyed my card.

I wish you days filled with sunshine and crafty adventures!


Maja Design Papers Used:Summertime-K
Additional Supplies: Spellbinders Circle Dies, Cheesecloth, Prima Art Stones, Tim Holtz Distress Sprays, Lindsay's Stamp Gang Starburst Sprays, Sizzix and Spellbinders Flower dies, Memory Box Flourish Die, Prima Script Stamp and bicycle stamp (maker unknown).Staz-On Ink, Foam Adhesive, Prima 3D Matte Gel, Natural Twine, Sewing Machine, Thread. 

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  1. Nancy this is absolutely delightful, I love the gorgeous layered papers, the cut out, the fussy cut bicycle and the mixed media touches to the embellishments, everything has combined to create the most beautiful card xxx

  2. Really stunning card with so many inspiring ideas

    Love Chrissie xx

  3. Stunning card Nancy, love the addition of the paint splatters and your pretty flowers. Trying to get this paper pad but still out of stock at my local craft supplier. 😩
    Julie x

  4. You ate such an incredible artist! Everything about this card feels like a bike ride on the beach! The color palette is striking, and those handmade flowers have me in awe! Even the stitching is artistic! What a treat! xo

  5. Pretty card, Nancy! Love the blue, white and brown palette.

  6. Thanks for the fun inspiration. I just received my Maja "Summertime" from ordering online. Really quick service! Living in a rural area it's the only quick way I've found to be sure I can get some. I can't wait to have some fun with it. Love the great stitching and spatters. Enjoy a great week