Signs of Summer

Hello friends,

A new challenge starts today at Double D Challenges. Team Darlene is hosting this challenge with the theme “Signs of Summer”.  There are lots of wonderful “signs” in the inspiration photo to inspire your card for the new challenge. The
DD_Signs of Summer_June16team also created beautiful cards to showcase summer – a visit to the Double D Challenge blog will be worthwhile.

I was inspired by the balloons and clear sky in the bottom right photo. I used an adorable teddy bear image hanging onto balloons for my focal point. I stamped the image and colour it with my watercolour pencils. The image was then layered on gingham designer paper. I die-cut several puffy clouds and adhere the clouds and some of the balloons with mirror tape for dimension. I then add some glitter to the balloons for  a shiny effect. I finish off with a stamped sentiment and three glitter hearts. There is not much detail on the card as I wanted to create a feeling of drifting away in the open sky on a summer day.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

A close-up of the adorable teddy bear

The sentiment

A peep at the inside

Project details

White cardstock — Mintay designer paper “Happy Place” — Penny Black clear stamp “Balloon Ride” (30-545) — Avery Elle clear stamp set “Elephantastic” (ST-21-68) — Memory Box die “Puffy Clouds” (Style no. 98172) — Derwent Inktense watercolour pencils — Glitter hearts

Thanks for stopping by. I love reading your thoughts in the comments below. Have a wonderful day!

Kind regards,

Amelia

15 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Lena
    Jul 10, 2021 @ 23:44:31

    So sweet. Just in time for some lovely inspiration as I have to make a baby boy card. This will work just as well for such an occasion.
    Lena xx

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  2. Cass
    Jun 25, 2021 @ 14:33:17

    Absolutely adorable card.
    Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore
    Encore
    Challenge

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  3. Judy Woodland
    Jun 22, 2021 @ 23:12:58

    This is so stinkin’ adorable. I love the dimension on the clouds, really makes the whole card pop. And of course that little bear just couldn’t be any cuter. Great take on the Mood Board, super sweet.

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  4. Anita Trippi
    Jun 18, 2021 @ 19:50:52

    Such a darling card and the inside looks spectacular, too!

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  5. Faith A
    Jun 18, 2021 @ 19:27:26

    So cute and beautiful, love your insert also. Thank you so much for joining us in our challenge at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies this week. Good Luck and I’m looking forward to seeing you again in our next challenge.
    Faith A DT

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  6. Billie Anderson
    Jun 18, 2021 @ 04:43:18

    Cute card. Darling scene and image. Thanks for sharing over at Colour Crazy.

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  7. Vicki R.
    Jun 18, 2021 @ 03:56:07

    Adorable! Love the texture on the balloons and dimension of the clouds.

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  8. Lisa Goodall
    Jun 17, 2021 @ 09:18:23

    Such a gorgeous and cute bear….the colours of the balloons look so pretty too

    Thank you so much for joining us at The Cutie Pie Challenge

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  9. Donna Phelan
    Jun 16, 2021 @ 21:32:34

    Sweet Teddy Bear and fantastic balloons! Perfect creation!

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  10. Anonymous
    Jun 16, 2021 @ 17:51:34

    Love this sweet card. Teddy looks like he is enjoying his time in the clouds.

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  11. Barbara A Campbell
    Jun 16, 2021 @ 15:10:47

    I love the texture of this card and the sweet carefree look of the floating balloon bear.

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  12. Darlene Pavlick
    Jun 16, 2021 @ 15:05:46

    Awe … what a sweet card Amelia! Beautiful design and fabulous coloring! Happy Day my friend!

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  13. Birgit Norton
    Jun 16, 2021 @ 13:03:18

    This is simply darling Amelia! Wonderful coloring of that cute, cute bear.

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  14. Diane Hover
    Jun 16, 2021 @ 12:31:10

    Darling card Amelia, such a sweet and cute little bear, adorably CUTE!!

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  15. Anonymous
    Jun 16, 2021 @ 08:23:52

    Hi Amelia this is the cutest ever…xx

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