Sunday, August 11, 2013

Sweet Days of Summer


Oh the sweet days of Summer!  They are a thing of the past for us starting on Monday.  I cannot believe that our summer is over and it's back to school.  The girls start high school and junior high this year.  Makes me feel really old:)  We have made the most of our summer though.  Lots of fun and relaxation!


I created this card by scribbling lightly on a piece of acetate with various Distress Markers.  I then spritzed the sheet with water and pressed my Top Note die cut onto the acetate.  Once that was dry I stamped the images and sentiment from the Flourishes "Sweet Days of Summer" set.  Quick and easy!

This is for the Addicted to CAS "Summer" challenge.

I'm also linking this up to the Smackin' Acetate challenge at Technique Time Tuesday.  The have a cool video tutorial over there on this technique.





 

Stamps:   Sweet Days of Summer (flourishes)
Paper:  White (PTI)
Ink:  black (memento)
Other:  distress markers, water, top note die, so saffron ribbon (SU!)

15 comments:

Lynn said...

What a cool technique! I love how you created the scene Sara. It is beautiful! Hope the girls have a great first week of school. Time has certainly flown by this summer!

Jennifer K said...

What a beautiful card! I love the technique you used - just perfect. Can't believe you're starting school already. We start in a couple more weeks - summer isn't over yet for us. :)

Joyce said...

What a sweet scene you have created. This summer has certainly flown by for us, too.

Joan B said...

oh I love that background with the silhouette image. perfect way to showcase the image.

Shana Gaff said...

I love the colors you used for your Smackin' Acetate bacground! It looks beautiful. You should link up over at Technique Time Tuesday this month too! Thanks for playing at ATCAS. :)

Sue said...

Beautiful card, Sara. Love how you made the background and your colours and silhouette stamp are just lovely. Thank you for joining us at ATCAS.

Michal Mac said...

You knew exactly what to say, on the inside and out! Thanks so much for the perfect back to school card. It's gorgeous and I love the technique! Thanks for helping start off what's to be a great year:) xoxo

Mynnette said...

Such an amazing scene, Sara! LOVE the colors you used! Thanks for joining us at TTT--come again soon! :) Mynn xx

Louise van Vuren said...

Great use of the Top Note die, must remember this! Lovely scene, set off beautifully with the smackin' acetate background. Thanks for playing along with us at TTT

Louise xx

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

A fabulous inking technique Sara. Love the watercolour effect and the soft colours - a perfect background for the beautiful silhouette image.
Thank you so much for joining us at ATCAS - Sylvia xx

Karen said...

Fab job on the technique. Love the silhouette scene your created. Perfect card for the technique. Thanks for joining us at TTT this month. - Karen, DT

Katy said...

Beautifully done! I love how the acetate smack came out! The silhouette is awesome! Thank you so much for joining us at Technique Time Tuesday! :)

Marlena M. said...

This is SO COOL Sara~love this technique!

Julie Fields said...

Just lovely Sara! It reminds me of a warm summer late afternoon! Great stamp choices! Thanks for joining us at Technique Time Tuesday! :)

Ellen said...

Your technique combined with the silhouette is beautiful, as are your colors! Thanks for joining us at TTT!