Saturday, August 15, 2020

Let's Celetrate Summer

Hi everyone.  I bought this fun stamp set a little while ago and realized I had better use it before summer was over. :)  These stamps make for the most delicious looking summer drinks ... don't they look refreshing for a hot summer day??!!

This is a clean and simple design (my favourite) with just a little masking and some bright and fun watercolours.

Tip:  I saw a video by Fran (Stampdenous guru) where she uses a small 3" square post-it note pad.  She stamps her images on the pad, making sure the top is on the sticky portion.  Then she pulls off three post-it note sheets together, fussy-cuts the image and she now has a stack of the same masks to use many times.  She always uses the masks from the back of the stack, leaving the image on top where you can see it.  When she runs low, she can use the same image onto a new stack of post-it note sheets to fussy-cut some more.  So clever!

Close-up ...
Hope this brightens your day! :)

Products
Fruity Drinks (Stampendous)
Essential Sentiments (Maker's Movement)
Strathmore 400 Series Mixed Media paper (140 lb.) - Blick Art Materials






Stamps:  Fruity Drinks (Stampendous); Essential Sentiments (Maker's Movement)
Paper:  Mixed Media (Strathmore 140 lb.)
Ink:  Black Archival (Ranger); Distress Inks:  Mustard Seed, Festive Berries, Picked Raspberry, Carved Pumpkin, Fired Brick, Mowed Lawn (Tim Holtz); Smoky Slate (Stampin' Up!)
Accessories & Tools:  Clear embossing powder (Ranger), heat tool, water brush, masks


22 comments:

Bonnie said...

These drinks look so colorful and refreshing, my friend! Wish I could sit on your deck with you and share them!

nancy littrell said...

We could have used one of these refreshing drinks today...95 degrees on the cool Oregon coast...we are up the river, which is 10 miles east of Coos Bay, but it even got up to 86 degrees in Coos Bay/North Bend and NO breeze...Hot!! TFS your cool CAS card design and your post it note masking tip too, my friend. Love and Hugs..Nancy

Hannelie said...

I LOVE this card Loll ! Beautiful !

Marianne said...

Those drinks do look refreshing, Loll. I also love the vibrant colours.
Marianne x

kiwimeskreations said...

Your fabulous card made me thirsty Loll! Those drinks look amazing - well done. Thanks for the masking tip too!
Stay safe
Blessings
Maxine

Daffodil Cards said...

AH! Cool drinks and a cool card. Love it
Faith x

Anita in France said...

Fresh, juicy and so inviting, Loll ... your fruit cocktails look delicious! Great tips for multiple masking, thanks! Hugs, Anita :)

Karen Dunbrook said...

what a fun card...I'm in!!
xx Karen

Sandy said...

I am ready, willing, and able to celebrate with you Loll! Your drinks sure look refreshing and quite delicious!!
Sandy xx

I Card Everyone said...

Such beautiful drinks, Loll ... they would almost be too pretty to drink? Nah!
=]
p.s. love the post-it mask tip, thanks!

Marcia Hill said...

What a yummy looking card Loll...I'll take one of the drinks with the strawberry in it! And what a great tip about the post it notes to cut multiple masks...definitely going to remember that one!! Hugs. :0)

Nstiz said...

Love that image Loll and the soft, summer colors you used on it. It looks wonderful! I can imagine sitting outside with a good book and those beverages there. Fun card!

Papercraft Boutique said...

These drinks look so delicious, refreshing, and pretty, Loll! I was going to make virgin mojito this afternoon. :-)
Thank you for sharing the useful post-it note tips!
Hideko xx

Darnell said...

You did a fantastic job of offline watercoloring these delicious looking drinks, Lolly! Man, could I use one of these now! It's stifling again. This morning we actually had thunder, lightening, and a few short bursts of heavy rain! Did someone pick up California and put it on the other side of the Rockies??! Thanks for the great tip about the post-it notes. Made me slap my forehead! Hugs, Dolly

Pat said...

Wow those drinks look good enought to sip right now Loll, even though it is late here. Not so hot as it has been but still very humid here. A few days ago it was up in the 80s which is really quite hot enough for me. That is a great tip about the post it notes. x

Christine Alexander said...

the perfect summer image Loll, I'm wondering if there's a little Vodka in one of those :)

Mac Mable said...

Sure brightened my day Loll..Such a happy card and the stamped and masked images are fabulous....Love It x.

Linda said...

Cheers! These look fab and perfect for sipping in the sun.
Great tip about the Post-It notes too xx

Ros Crawford said...

Yes please! They look so inviting... What a super stamp!

Jo said...

Love the graphic appeal to this card. That's what we've been drinking all summer long. The bright colours are definitely summer glory!

Leslie Miller said...

I'm 10 days behind and just having a quick look, but I had to stop here 'cause I just adore this refreshing fruity drink card! I'm a Stampendous fan all the way and now you make me want to go shopping. As if I don't have enough. This is completely fabulous, Loll!

BożenA said...

Oh yes, this card took me to the Indian Ocean, where such drinks were served. Your watercolor looks stunning, perfectly reflects the color and blended colors of all those sweet drinks that bring you cool on hot days. Your advice is very valuable, thank you for sharing it with us.
xx