Updated: Sep 17, 2019
The end of summer is approaching very quickly and the weather is already starting to cool down. Now this sounds fantastic to me, as fall is my absolute favorite, but maybe not so much to others. For many, this means back to school and the end of vacation. I was inspired to make this Hello card saying a goodbye to summer, as a reminder of warmer days during the winter to come.
To start, I cut down a piece of bristol smooth card stock slightly larger than A2 size; my goal was to make a sunset background. To do this, I used a distress oxide color combination from Kristina Werner made up of Scattered Straw, Abandoned Coral, and Dusty Concord.
With those colors and my Amazon makeup brushes, I blended until I got a smooth look. I went over each of the colors several times, especially where the different colors met, to get a nice even gradient. Once I finished blending, I set the panel aside to dry.
For the next step, I got a piece of 110 lb. Recollections card stock and cut it down to 4.25" x 5.5". Using some glimmer mist in a mini mister, I sprayed down the card stock and dried it with my heat tool. I set that aside as well and moved onto the inside of the card.
First, I made an A2 white cardbase out of 110 lb. Recollections card stock. I wanted to have an extra surprise inside, so I decided to add a pop up element. I used some of my precolored Lawn Fawn images from the sets Life is Good and On the Beach.
With the card folded in half, I measured out the middle of the card on the 5.5" side and marked it with a pencil. Then I also made a mark on each side of that mark about 3/4" away. With an X-acto knife, I cut a slit about 1/2" long at the marks on each side of the middle mark.
Once the cuts were made, I opened up the card base with the back facing up and used a bone folder to make some embossed lines. Then I turned it back over, folded in the pop up element, and used the bone folder again to solidify the creases. The photo slideshow above shows these steps.
I then arranged my images into a little scene and glued them down. I used mini glue dots and Tombow mono liquid glue to keep them in place. The final step for the pop up was to cover the opening on the outside, which I did by just gluing a scrap piece of white cardstock over it.
Back to the card front, I cut out Lawn Fawn's Tropical Backdrop die from the black shimmer cardstock and glued it onto the distress oxide sunset. I trimmed down the overhang and added the word Aloha using Waffle Flower's Cutaway Alpha die set and black cardstock.
I lined the letters up against the curve of the background and glued them down with a Zig glue pen. Finally, I added some birds from the Life is Good stamp set with Versafine ink and attached the panel to the card.
And with that, I'd like to say Goodbye Summer and Hello Fall!! :)
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*A closer look at the items can be seen in the YouTube video for this card.
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