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Summer Cards | Techniques & Inspiration using In Love Arts Shop Products | June 2020

Hello crafty friends! Thanks for stopping by. The first official day of summer is coming soon – June 20th, and I’m here with some fun inspiration for your summer card crafting using beautiful products from the In Love Arts Shop. I’m also using lots of Distress Oxide Inks to add bright colors to my cards.

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Card #1: Bold Alphabet Hi Card

I love the look of this alphabet die set, and I’m used the negative piece to create this fun card. First, I blended some Distress Oxide onto a piece of white card stock using rainbow colors. I die cut the Bold Alphabet die set with another a piece of white card stock and cut it down to 51/4 x 4 inches. I used foam tape behind this panel to pop it up. I used the “H” and “I” die cuts for my sentiment. I blended on Candied Apple and Carved Pumpkin and added a double layer of foam tape behind them–the sentiment is popped up even higher than the white panel.

Distress Oxides: Candied Apple, Carved Pumpkin, Squeezed Lemonade, Twisted Citron, Peacock Feathers & Wilted Violet

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Card #2: Hello Summer Card

I love the Seaworld embossing folder, and I used it to emboss a piece of Desert Storm card stock. I wanted it to look like sand. I did leave the top of the card stock out of the embossing folder to leave me a space for my Hello sentiment. I used letters from the Bold Alphabet dies for my sentiment. I ink blended Abandoned coral over them and popped them up with foam tape. The “summer” sentiment comes from the “Summer Vacation” stamp set. I stamped it over a piece white card stock which I ink blended some Tumbled glass onto.

Distress Oxide Inks: Abandoned Coral, Shaded Lilac, Tumbled Glass

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Card #3: Dream Big Card

This was a fast and fun card to put together. I used more rainbow colors Distress Oxide Inks, and covered it with the Dream die cut. I also die cut it out using some silver metallic paper so I could adhere some silver stars around the panel.

Distress Oxides: Worn Lipstick, Squeezed Lemonade, Twisted Citron, Tumbled Glass & Wilted Violet

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Card #4: Rosy Day Card

The Blooming Rose Die took up most of the space on this card–I love big dies like this. I took the pieces out of the rose and pounced my ink blending tool on them to get this fun dappled look. I them glued them in place with dots of liquid adhesive. I used the bold alphabet dies again for my sentiment on this card. Another reason I love alphabet dies is you can create your own sentiment!

Distress Oxides: Candied Apple, Twisted Citron

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Card #5: Summer Sunshine Card

The images from the Summer Vacation Stamp set are so detailed and cute. I stamped out the sunglasses and flip flops first, masked them, and then stamped the towel. I had to mask the towel to stamp out the tote bag. When you overlap images like this, it make your card more interesting. After all the images were stamped out, I put masks over all of them and ink blended on more Distress Oxides. I wanted it to look hot and summery. I then colored in all my images with Copic markers.

Distress Oxides: Abandoned Coral, Spiced Marmalade, Fossilized Amber

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Card #6: Sweet Cupcake Birthday Card

Here’s another big cutting die! I adore it! It’s perfect for making up some fast and cute birthday cards. I masked off the edges of a piece of white card stock and ink blended the same colors that I used on card #1. I left the cupcake white, but I heat embossed some silver embossing powder over the bow and the sentiment.

Distress Oxides: Candied Apple, Carved Pumpkin, Squeezed Lemonade, Twisted Citron, Peacock Feathers & Wilted Violet

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Here is my process video! You can watch it here or over on my YouTube Channel in HD!

I hope you were inspired to create some fabulous summer cards–and I’m wishing you a very happy summer!

Here is the link to the In Love Arts Shop:

Featured Products Links:

Sweet Cupcake Dies:

Dream Borders Dies:

Bold Alphabet Dies:

Blooming Rose Dies:

Summer Vacation Stamps:

Cute Seaworld Plastic Embossing Folder:

Translucent Enamel Dots:

Heart Pearls:

Jackie’s Craft Table Glue:

Art Mediums:

Distress Oxide Inks

Candied Apple:

Carved Pumpkin:

Squeezed Lemonade:

Twisted Citron:

Peacock Feathers:

Wilted Violet:

Abandoned Coral:

Shaded Lilac:

Tumbled Glass:

Spiced Marmalade:

Fossilized Amber:



Mini Misti:

Original Size Misti:


Wagner Heat Tool:

Fiskars Paper Trimmer:

Score Board:

Cutter Bee Scissors:

Jewel Picker:

Blending Brushes:

Foam Blending Tool:

Sizzix Big Shot Machine:


Mini Die Cut Machine:

Inks & Adhesives:

MFT Extreme Black Ink:

Jackie’s Craft Table Glue:

Scotch Foam Tape:

Score Tape:

Kokuyo Dotliner:

Kokuyo Refills:

Post-It Note Masking Tape:

InkaDinkaDo Masking Paper:


Neenah Solar White 110 lb Card Stock:

Bristol Smooth Cardstock:

Desert Storm Card Stock:

Other Supplies:

Wow Silver Sparkle Embossing Powder:

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