The Summer Solstice: Celebrate with a Summer Card

Today is the summer solstice in the Northern Hemisphere, meaning it is the first day of summer!  Why not celebrate the summer solstice, or first day of summer, with a summer card!  Look in your Stampin' Up! Summer Mini Catalog on page 16 at the Sunny Fun stamp set. Don't you think it just screams "summer"?!

Sunny Fun First Day of Summer

I stamped the image of the kids swimming and colored in with my Watercolor Crayons and Aquapainter.  I love using my Watercolor Crayons!

In the photo below, you can see the post-it note I punched in order to get a stencil for the sun in order to sponge in the Daffodil Delight yellow ink and also a touch of Pumpkin Pie for the orange.  Then I used the punched out circle as a mask, placed over the sun so I wouldn't get ink on it as I made the sky.  The sky is made with a punch from the new Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer Punch #122464 in the Summer Mini.  I then just sponged some blue ink off the top edges of that punched out piece to make the clouds.  Love that technique!  Click on the photo of the card to enlarge.

Post-it stencil and mask

To purchase this Sunny Fun stamp set and others, please go HERE to place your online order!

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