Hi Everyone, it’s Priscilla here. Today I have a shaker card that pays “homage” to summer. I know . . . you can argue that summer isn’t over until after Labor Day or technically September 21st, but when you are a teacher like I am, summer is officially over when that first school bell rings in August. So in honor of my favorite season, I wanted to make a “poolside” card in memory of all the pools I frequented this summer (which right now are already a distant, but lovely memory). Let’s get started!
Today’s card features this grand swimming pool I created with a die from my stash to make a shaker card filled with Kat Scrappiness “Ocean Sequin Mix” along with her “Sparkling Clear Droplets” for a hint of bubbles. To complete my scene, I used a palm tree die and a “tanning diva” stamped image (also from my stash) and colored them with Spectrum Noir “Tri-Blend Markers.”
For the “bottom” of the pool I used some pattern paper from Honey Bee Stamps called “The Bee’s Knees.” To create the pool deck, I used the Kat Scrappiness “Star Fusion Coverplate Die” and embossed an A2 size layer of gray card stock to give the deck a textured look before sponging on Distress Oxide inks in “Pumice Stone” and “Hickory Smoke.” I stamped the “Hello” sentiment from the Kat Scrappiness “Friendship Greetings” stamp set with blue ink to make it look like it was “painted” on the pool deck.
The supplies I used are listed and linked below.