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Saturday, June 6, 2020

Heat Wave


For my second post this evening I have a card inspired by the current Retro Rubber theme challenge, Summer time, and the current Freshly Made Sketches sketch. I've used this Avery Elle set many times over the years and it's one of my favorite to color. I thought it perfect for the Summer Time theme. I found this fun Hawaiian themed patterned paper in my stash and I thought it would pair well with the stamp set.

I do not have any diamond shaped dies so I used the SU banner die instead. After cutting it from some brown card stocks, I embossed them with the SU Coastal Weave embossing folder. The stamped images are colored using Copics and cut out with the corresponding set dies. The banners are popped up with foam tape and the images are popped up using Dimensionals. For embellishments, I added tiny clear rhinestones to the centers of the two small flowers, and added a few enamel flowers too.

I didn't put a sentiment on the inside, yet, because I'm not sure who and what I'll use this card for. I did add another image from the stamp set though.

I'm not sure exactly how old this set is, but I know I've had it for several years. The retro challenge is to use stamps at least one year old.

Thanks for checking in,

Stamps: Aloha set by Avery Elle
Paper: TE Gold, light & dark brown card stock, Concord & 9th white card stock, ??? patterned papers
Ink: Gina K Charcoal Brown ink cube, Copics
Other: Avery Elle Aloha set dies, SU banner dies, SU Coastal Weave embossing folder, Gemini Jr, Misti, rhinestones, enamel flowers, foam tape, Dimensionals, liquid glue


  1. I love the island feel of this cute card! So many fun details! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

  2. Awesome and colorful Summer card, love the Hawaii feel of each element, makes me want to sip a cool and refreshing Pina Colada, YUM!!
    Thank you for sharing with us at RETRO RUBBER.

  3. Well, I can smell the suntan lotion right now....what fun papers and images you've got going here! VERY beachy! Thanks for sharing this with us at Retro Rubber!


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