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Thursday, June 30, 2022

Last Day for Summer Fun at Die Cut Divas!

Last day of June already! Time to finish up those summer themed cards to add to Die Cut Divas' June challenge with a Summer Days theme. I'm part of the last day of the month post at DCD so I hope you'll pop over and check it out.

Supplies: Digi - SheepSki Designs Tropical
Paper - Hero Arts Mustard; Momenta Watercolor print
Neenah white; Doodlebug Sweet Summer
Stamps - Hero Arts Let's Chill (retired) &
Raisin Boat Drinks Anyone? (retired)
Dies - Hero Arts Museum Frame  
Other - Copic Markers; white gel pen; Hero Arts lacquer

The Diva team received some SheepSki images to try so you'll see other examples using Tropical, including a beauty HERE from Annie (Little Wings Creates). Thanks again to Arlene (A Bit of This and That) for printing the images for me! 

I made my toucan a keel-billed one; you can find them from Mexico to Colombia, though I never saw one when I traveled down there. I find it difficult to color black birds but thought I did ok. I really enjoyed trying to replicate the colorful bill of this toucan! I framed him with a museum frame die cut (stacked 3 for dimension) and added to some fun summertime Doodlebug papers on an A2 card. I decided he would be cute accompanied by a summer beverage - I've been enjoying the Bahama Mamas at Applebees - yummy!! Stamped, fussy cut and added the "cheers" sentiment - done!

Now for a bonus:

 Digi - SheepSki Designs Sunflowers

Sunflowers say Ukraine to many people but we have them in Minnesota too. There's a huge farm growing them about 25 miles from me and they open for tours later in the summer. I just remember fondly the sunflowers my grandpa raised alongside his garage - they were huge! I enjoyed coloring this image with Copics too, though I don't have many shades of yellow in my stash. I added some die cut leaves from Hero Arts Autumn Bouquet. Also did some stenciling with two stencils from Lawn Fawn - Grassy Hillside and Cloudy. Added a preprinted sentiment strip from Taylored Expressions - done!

We hope to see your summer themed card in our June Diva Gallery! Just remember to include a die cut or embossing folder in your design along with the summer theme and get it linked by 9pm Pacific time TODAY!! Our random winner will receive 3 images from our sponsor!

Thanks for stopping and happy crafting!!



Dawn T said...

Gorgeous cards Linda. You have showcased the images from Sheepski Designs beautifully

Cindy C. said...

Both so delightful!!

papierelle said...

Your first card is a perfect summer card, so colorful and happy. Perhaps you would like to show the card at the Dream Factory Challenge. Here the link:

HilaryJane said...

Two lovely cards, your toucan is so vibrant and colourful. I think you did brilliantly with your colouring and your sunflowers look amazing in the blue sky xx

Jean said...

Two terrific cards, both perfect for this time of year! Have a wonderful July 4th!

Rosemary said...

both cards are just lovely, linda. that first one has such a fun tropical vibe!

Loll said...

LOVE your framed Toucan with the lovely hibiscus and delicious looking cold drink! :) The mix of patterned paper makes this so fun and colourful ... perfect for a tropical card Linda! xx