Friday, June 25, 2021

Celebrating Summer



I am a teacher on summer break, and I am filled with gratitude for that! It has been a long, hard year of teaching during a pandemic and all of the challenges associated with that, and I am doing the happy dance in a big way. This card is a celebration of all things Summer - beach, BBQ, ice cream, fireworks, time to craft, etc.

To create my card, I used A Colorful Life Designs Sun and Surf Stencil with distress Oxide Inks, and the Hello Summer die set from Neat & Tangled (retired) with a vellum background. The word is stacked three times with white card stock, and the top die cut in done with mirror black card stock. It shines beautifully and really stands out. 

The inside is stamped with a sentiment from Neat & Tangled Hello Summer Stamp Set (retired) and reads:

WARM OCEAN BREEZE
SUNSHINE 
FIREFLIES & FIREWORKS
ICE CREAM CONES
BARBEQUES & BEACH DAYS
FLIP FLOPS AND FUN TIMES

I'm playing at:

Beach, Stencil, Yellow.





15 comments:

crafty-stamper said...

Great CAS card and love the fabulous stencil and layered sentiment.Thank you for joining us at Krafty Chicks and hope you will join us agin
Carol GDT x

Gerrina said...

Wishing you a summer break that feels like it goes on soo long! Enjoy and recuparate!
Love the circle and all in it! A great card! Hugs, Gerrina

My name is Erika. said...

What a fabulous stencil. It makes such a wonderful image on your card. And it screams summer. Thanks for sharing with us at Try It On Tuesday. Hugs-Erika

I Card Everyone said...

So gorgeous! Yay to Summer, and double YAY for that well-deserved break, Stephanie!
Now all I need is to hear when you are heading this way? xx
=]

Tristan said...

What a gorgeous stencilled card Stephanie. I can totally picture you chilling be the beach on this card. Enjoy your break. Thanks for joining us at WWC. Tristan.

Lia said...

This stencil is amazing. You have done a great job.
Lia DT TSoC

Nancy said...

Amazing card and enjoy your well-deserved break!

Vicky Hayes said...

What a truly gorgeous card Stephanie! That stencil is a real beauty and I love the look of the die with it. You have certainly earned your summer break this year - happy dance away!! Vicky x

Darlene said...

Your card is absolutely fabulous! Enjoy your summer ... you certainly deserve the break! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Signs of Summer’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.
Darlene
DOUBLE D Challenge Blog
DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS
Please stop in for a visit!

P.S. Thanks also for sharing this fun creation with us over on the Sisterhood of Crafters blog.

Stef Perry said...

Love, love, love this beautiful stenciled ocean scene, Stephanie! A perfect way to celebrate your well deserved break for the summer. And congrats to you for surviving being a teacher during the pandemic. Thank you so much for sharing your card of summer celebration with us at the Tic Tac Toe Challenge this week!

aussie aNNie said...

Gorgeous designed card and love the summery touch so cool for our current challenge, "signs of summer. " Thanks for joining in at [aNNie Designer for Double D challenges
https://thejourneyisthestarthere.blogspot.com/{My Blog}

Darlene said...

Me again and I still LOVE what you've done here!! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Sisterhood of Crafters challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

Darlene
SISTERHOOD OF CRAFTERS
DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS
Please stop in for a visit!

Meggymay said...

You created a fantastic summer card with the stencil. Thank you for joining us at Try it on Tuesdays.
Yvonne

Annie S. said...

You certainly rocked my board over at the Tic Tac Toe Challenge. Your card is stunning and I love all the beachy, sunshine feels. Thanks for sharing over at TTTC this week!

Diane said...

Fabulous stenciled summer card! Thank you for joining our challenge at Double D!
Diane DD DT{Nellies Nest}