This card screams summer to me! With the black back ground it may not scream summer to you, but I had so much fun making it. This card was made for the Just Add Ink Summer Challenge this week! Challenge Number 586.
The mix of colors I used to create this vibrant card is Magenta Madness, Granny Apple Green, Calypso Coral, Bermuda Bay, Basic Black and Basic White! I started by using a blending brush to add a mix of the inks on a piece of Basic White and then Stamped the Bus from the Driving By Sale A-Bration Stamp Set all over it. I made sure to stamp some of the busses off the edge so I would have different pieces of the bus to work with. Then I used my Basic Black Stampin’ Write marker to splatter the entire paper just a smidge. From there I fussy cut each of busses.
I used a Bermuda Bay card base with a Granny Apple layer under the BB layer. For fun I moved the layers all the way to the left! I love mixing up the angles of placement on a card (my husband does not care for that he likes the layers lined up in the middle).
I decided I love the colors on Basic Black paper but I needed palm trees to give me the Beachy Summer feel I had in my head. So I used the palm tree from the Timeless Tropical stamp set to white heat emboss two trees at the top. If you saw my last card, you may have now figured out I am in love with the Sweet Conversations Bundle! I die cut a few Bermuda Bay and Granny Apple Green hearts to add to the card front.
The sentiment is from the Flowers of Friendship Stamp set. The sentiment reads Life is better with friends like you, I white heat embossed it on Magenta Madness card stuck and then cut it up with my paper snips. When I placed the sentiment on the card I left out friends, it would work well on the card if you wanted to add it back in. I fished it with a few Classic Matt Dots in Basic white. They finished the look of the card perfectly!
I hope you enjoyed this card! Let me know by leaving a comment, and if you are in the United States and don’t have a demonstrator I would love to fill the position!
16 thoughts on “Life is Better with YOU”
Fabulous project Megan! Love the rainbow combi’s and fun design, a perfectly summery card! Thanks so much for sharing and joining in with our Summer Blog Hop challenge!
Thank you Nikki!
Such a fun card – love those Combi vans. The Palm trees and colours give it a great summery feel. Chantell Just Add Ink
Thank you Chantell!
The black background certainly makes a statement Megan! I do love the strong contrast it gives to your colourful combi’s. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week. Kim
Thank you Kim!
I love this card Megan! The black base is awesome with the contrast of colours on the vans. Super idea! I too love mixing angles & placement of layers!
Thank you Lesley!
I don’t know which version I love more, Megan. Love how you’ve coloured the vans & the whole happy vibe of the cards. Thanks for joining our Summer challenge at Just Add Ink.
Thank you Di!
This is such a wonderful summery card and you are right… it screams summer days and lots of fun at the beach. Thank you for joining our challenge at Just Add Ink this week!
Thank you Ann! ?
Such a fun card Megan. I love the summery vibe with the vans and the palm trees. The colours you’ve used just scream summer! The basic black layer with the colours vans give a fantastic contrast. Love it! Thanks for playing along this week at Just Add Ink. Rochelle xo
Thank you Rochelle! ?
Your card is so much fun! Love the black background and then those every so colorful vans! The palm trees are perfect as it looks like everyone is headed for a day at the beach….happiness everywhere1
Thank you for the kind words Kimberly!