Friday, July 19, 2013

Summer Cards

This summer has been a brutally hot one for us here in New England.  I hate to complain when it was not all that long ago when we were complaining about how cold it was and how there was so much snow!  But we New Englanders love our weather.  It is a love-hate relationship!

My Summer Cards Workshop was last week and it was so much fun to have my group make some super cute and FAST cards.  Two of them were designed by fellow A Muse Studio Consultant Melissa Roell.  She is super talented!  Thanks so much Melissa!  My group loved her cards.  This cards feature many of the A Muse Studio stamp sets that are featured in this month's Spotlight

Isn't this card sweet and super fast!  I used the Fiskars Wave punch to make the ocean waves, punching the Navy cardstock in two different directions to get a rolling seas effect.  I also love the white on white layering.  
Lighthouse Life's a Breeze - Card Design by Melissa Roell

The card below features the Sea Shells and Life's A Breeze stamp sets.  I absolutely love this set!  I am a total sea loving girl and my favorite thing to do when I am at the beach is to comb the sand looking for sea shells, Sand dollars are my thing!  I have quite a collection with the smallest one the size of a pencil eraser.  The picture does not show it so well but I made a nautical knot with the Navy Baker's Cord for a special touch.  They are quite easy to make too!
A Warm Hello - Card Design by A Muse Studio

Another fabulous design by Melissa Roell.  It came together so quickly and these cards make a great stationery set!  The sails on the sailboat were stamped on the Cherry Petite Polkadot paper and trimmed to add dimension to the sailboat.  It is a great color combination with the Ocean and Cherry cardstock.
Sailboat Life's a Breeze - Card Design by Melissa Roell

I love the Lots of Dots stamp set!  For this card I enlisted two of the background image sets of the Mesh Background and Darling Dots.  By inking up the dots first and then stamping them on the background images you get added dimension to the dots.  It gives you so many more uses!  Imagine the same technique on the Marvelous Marigolds set!  It would be gorgeous!!   What is also great about this design is that you can use it for so many occasions and by changing up the colors can make it a great masculine card.  Change the sentiments and off you go!  No more struggling with a design.
Lots of Dots Celebration!
I hope you have enjoyed these cards!  There is still time to get these fabulous sets that are 10% off.  Go to my webstore today!  The special ends on July 31st at 11:59 pm EDT.

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