Hi friends! Happy Wednesday! Please join me in welcoming back very special guest Elena Roussakis with this absolutely darling Summer card featuring an adorable Rhino from Neat & Tangled’s Beach Day set. Read on for more info and enjoy!
Hi there! My name is Elena, and I’m thrilled to be back on the SSS blog sharing a fun summer card with you! I love guesting on the Simon Says blog, because when I do, I have all the freedom to mix and match sets across companies – can’t do that on design team assignments!
Have you checked out the new Avery Elle release? You should! I plan on putting a ton of critters in kiddie pools for the next little while. ha! On this card, I snipped the rhino’s legs from the knees down and stuck him into the wading pool. The rhino is my own illustration, so I’m a little biased, but I still think he’s so cute!
To complete the summer scene, I added a little beach umbrella and sunscreen bottle from the newest Lawn Fawn collection. I just love that little bottle of tanning lotion! I also used Lawn Fawn dies to create a gorgeous backdrop for the images. I layered the Sunrise Border over a stitched cloud backdrop, and added a strip of grass under the kiddie pool. All of the dies were colored using blending brushes and Lawn Fawn inks. If you’re not using these blending brushes, I can’t recommend them enough! I used to be very blender-challenged. Now, it’s pretty much fool-proof.
I hope you like what I created for you today, and thanks for stopping by!
Thanks so much for stopping by and to Elena for being our special guest!
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