A Summer Hello

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!

A Summer Hello

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!

A Summer Hello

SUPPLIES:

Neat and Tangled BEACH DAY Clear…
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Neat and Tangled BEACH DAY Die Set
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Lawn Fawn ON THE BEACH Clear Stamps…
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Lawn Fawn ON THE BEACH Die Cuts LF1954
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Avery Elle Clear Stamps POOL PARTY…
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Avery Elle Steel Dies POOL PARTY D-19-19
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Avery Elle Clear Stamps PEEK A BOO…
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Avery Elle Steel Dies PEEK A BOO…
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Lawn Fawn SUNRISE BACKDROP Die Cut…
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Lawn Fawn STITCHED CLOUD BACKDROP…
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Lawn Fawn MUSHROOM BORDER DIe Cut LF1919
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Copic Markers
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Lawn Fawn JET BLACK Premium Ink Pad…
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Lawn Fawn BUTTER Premium Dye Ink Pad…
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Lawn Fawn CELERY STICK Premium Dye…
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Lawn Fawn MERMAID Premium Dye Ink Pad…
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Picket Fence Studios LIFE CHANGING…
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Thanks so much for stopping by and to Elena for being our special guest!

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  1. This card is so cute! I love the Rhino! And who doesn’t like sticking their feet in a wading pool on shot summer day! Love it! Thank you!

  2. Oh my this card is just darling! Elena, you always create the most beautiful cards. I love that soft ink blending!! Simply stunning!

  3. So cute! I am definitely going to look into those blending brushes because they sound like they could be fix for many of my ink blending problems right now!

  4. Who would have thought a rhino in swimming trunks could look so adorable. Great to see different companies stamps being mixed x

  5. This is so, so, so, so adorable! Love the cute, little rhino and the fun scene you created for him! Specially love the layered background!

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