Welcome to the Monthly Art With Heart Creative Showcase. Tonight we’re sharing some ideas for summer cards.

Summer for me means frangipanis, my favourite flower. I have many frangipani trees in my garden in various shades of yellow and pink and most of them have been grown from cuttings. My frangipanis are just coming into flower now and every year the yellow ones always flower before the pink ones do.

I’m sure it will come as no surprise when I tell you that I’ve used the Timeless Tropical stamp set and its co-ordinating In the Tropics dies for my card today. I have to admit I bought this entire bundle just for the frangipani flower and die, but I love this entire stamp and die set!

The palm tree is coloured using the marker technique – I used soft suede for the tree trunk and old olive for the palm branches. Once I coloured the stamp with my markers I “huffed” on it before stamping. To add colour and depth I used Watercolour pencils to lightly add some more old olive to the branches and some early espresso to the trunk.

The frangipani flower was stamped in smoky slate (stamped off once) and then coloured in using my daffodil delight and pumpkin pie watercolour pencils.

The pool party layer is die cut with a stitched rectangle die and embossed with the wrapped in texture embossing folder – on sale now at 50% off as it is retiring at the end of December or when sold out.

This pool party embossed layer is then layered onto Sahara Sand (also die cut with a stitched rectangle die) and adhered to a whisper white notecard.

The sentiment is also from the Timeless Tropical stamp set, stamped in versamark ink and heat embossed with White Emboss powder.

Did you notice the embellishment in the centre of the flower? It’s a clear wonderful gem from the August – December 2020 Mini Catalogue and it adds a lovely sparkle to my frangipani flower.

To see more summer card inspiration from the AWH Team head back to Rachel‘s page as she is hosting our monthly blog hops.

If you’d like me to post you your very own copy of the forthcoming January-June 2021 Mini Catalogue, the August – December 2020 Mini Catalogue, the 2020-21 Stampin Up! Annual Catalogue, the 2020-21 Beginners Brochure, or to simply find out about more about Stampin’ Up! contact me.

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