Craft Designer’s Summer Inspired Card Making Series

Monochromatic Terracotta Vase Card--Free card making project
Monochromatic Terracotta Vase Card

The summer like weather inspired this June card making series. Going to the beach is a popular summertime activity. Beach Glass and Sand are two colors that communicate summer due to their association with the beach. The ease of the season is also reflected in the card design. This month there will be a total of 10 free card making projects. Additionally, if you are seeking card design ideas for Father’s Day, many of the designs would be suitable.



White Cardstock
American Crafts Enchanted and City Park
ColorBox® Archival Dye Ink Pumpkin Pie and Pigment Ink Stucco
Stampland Chicago Spiral Vase
Eclipse Masking
Cosmetic Sponge
Aleene’s® Original Tacky Glue®


  1. Cut the following: 4 ¼” X 5 ½” rectangle from the Enchanted decorative paper, 3 7/8”X 5” from the City Park decorative paper, 3 3/8” X 4 ½” panel and  5 ½” X 8 ½” rectangle from the white cardstock. Turn the large white rectangle horizontal, score a vertical line down the center, and fold in half to create card base—folded dimensions 4 ¼” X 5 ½”.
  2. Using the photo for reference, place eclipse tape on card panel. Use cosmetic sponge to apply Stucco ink. Ink up vase image, stamp on white cardstock and cut out.
  3. Assemble card.


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