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Summer Is In The Air: Water Fun | House-Mouse Summer 2024 Collection | Spellbinders

Hey there, fellow crafters! Are you ready to dive into some summer fun? I'm thrilled to share with you a delightful card design featuring the latest addition to Spellbinders' lineup: the House-Mouse Summer 2024 Collection. Get your creative gears turning as we explore the crafting journey behind the "Water Fun" card.

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Summer Is In The Air:

Crafting Process: Making a Splash with "Water Fun"

Let's jump right into the crafting adventure! Picture this: a sunny afternoon, the sound of laughter echoing across the yard, and three of the adorable House-Mouse characters splashing around in the water that's spraying out from the watering hose. That's the scene we're bringing to life with our card design.

Water Fun Circle Window Card by Rick Adkins

  1. Stamping the Scene: First up, grab your Denim Blue Cardstock and the Water Fun Cling Stamp Set. I love how the vibrant blue backdrop sets the stage for our water playing friends to shine. As I inked up the stamps with Unicorn White Pigment Ink, memories of childhood summers flooded back – there's something magical about capturing those carefree moments on paper.

  2. Coloring the Magic: Now comes the fun part – coloring! I reached for my Prismacolor Colored Pencils, each stroke infusing life into the scene. As I blended hues of blue and green, I found myself transported to lazy afternoons spent in the yard running through spraying water, the sun warming my skin as I reveled in the joy of creating.

  3. Adding a Window to Wonder: Everlasting Circles Etched Dies to the rescue! With a quick pass through my die-cutting machine, I created a charming window on the card front, framing our summery scene. As I popped the circle back in place, I couldn't help but admire how it added a touch of whimsy to the design.

  4. Gilded Accents: To make our circle window pop, I reached for Antique Gold Pigment Ink. A delicate swipe along the outer edge of the die-cut circle brought a subtle shimmer to the card, elevating it from delightful to downright dazzling.

Water Fun Circle Window Card by Rick Adkins Front View

Material Details: Dive into the Magic

Let's take a closer look at the stars of our crafting show:

Water Fun Circle Window Card by Rick Adkins Close Up View

Tips and Techniques: Making Waves in Your Crafting

Ready to take your cardmaking skills to the next level? Here are some tips to help you make a splash with your own creations:

  • Blend with Confidence: Don't be afraid to experiment with blending techniques to achieve the perfect colors for your scene. Whether you're going for a soft wash or bold bursts of color, let your creativity flow!

  • Precision Cutting: When using etched dies, take your time to ensure precise cutting for clean and professional-looking results. Trust me, the extra effort is well worth it!

  • Play with Pigment Inks: Explore the magical world of pigment inks and experiment with different colors and techniques to add depth and interest to your projects. You never know what sparkling surprises you'll uncover!

Water Fun Circle Window Card by Rick Adkins Side View

Inspiration and Personalization: Let Your Creativity Run Wild

Feeling inspired? Take this card design and make it your own! Whether you swap out colors, mix and match stamps, or add your own unique flair, the possibilities are endless. Let your imagination be your guide as you embark on your own crafting adventure.

(Wondering what I used in this project? Everything is linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails at the end of this post, or in the text below. Compensated affiliate links used when possible).

Water Fun Circle Window Card by Rick Adkins Over Head View

And there you have it – a glimpse into the creative journey behind our "Water Fun" card design. I hope this project has inspired you to dive into your craft stash and create something truly magical. Remember, the joy is in the process, so don't be afraid to make a splash and let your creativity flow. Until next time, happy crafting!

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Materials Used:

Here you will find the list of supplies that I used to create today's card. All supplies are linked to supply sources below. Compensated affiliate links may be used at no cost to you.

Happy Stampin'

Rick Adkins

Rick Adkins


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