Timeless Tuesday ~ All About Summer

Happy Tuesday everyone!!!  It's time for another Flourishes' Timeless Tuesday challenge!

This week's challenge is All About Summer ~ FTTC176 and comes from the talented Makiko.  We want to see a card/project featuring something summery.  For my card today, I thought the two children jumping in the water was an appropriate image to convey summertime.  It's one of my favourite memories as a child.

Make a Splash

For my creation this week, I created a shaker card.  I first stamped my image from the Sweet Days of Summer stamp collection in Memento in Rich Cocoa on Flourishes Classic Ivory cardstock.  I inked the back ground using Ranger Distress inks; Shabby Shudders & Peacock Feathers.  I die cut an offset frame and then backed it with a piece of acetate.  I added a ring of foam adhesive and then dumped in a combination of blue embossing powder and fine clear glitter to make my fake water.  I adhered the delicate ribbon, Sage Green Satin Pleats, to back of the circle before adhering it to the card front.

Here are some of my embellishment details...

I used one of the pretty tags from the Birthday Pennants stamp collection.  I added a few colourful touches with Ranger Distress markers.

Just below my sentiment I wanted to add another touch of glitter so I laid down a 1/8 inch wide Scor Tape and then adhered some fine clear glitter.

Take a peek at what the other Timeless Tuesday designers have created for today…
Come on out and play along with us!  We can't wait to see your summer inspired creations.

stamps:  Flourishes (Sweet Days of Summer, Birthday Pennants)
cardstock:  Flourishes Classic Ivory cardstock, Bazzill
ribbon:  Flourishes
patterned papers:  Simple Stories 6x6
die cut shapes: Spellbinders
inks: Memento, Distress Markers, Ranger
adhesive: Scor Tape
accessories: twine - Darice; flower - Jesse James; clear glitter - Martha Stewart; embossing powder - Ranger;  other - thread.


  1. Love the cool shaker idea (I still haven't ever made one of these...I should!) and that tag with the flower and twine is SOOOOOO beautiful!

  2. A wonderful card Ally! That image is "summer" all over.
    Hugs xx

  3. Allison, your card is so much fun! I just keep looking - there's one great element after another. Your shaker box with the EP and Glitter is pure genius. Love it! Thanks for sharing :)

  4. WOW, love your shaker element! And the bright colors of the card are great! Nice!

  5. So darn cute Allison! I love the shaker image and fun papers. Great job! :)


  6. What a fun card, Ally!
    Hugs and smiles

  7. So creative Allison! Love the little kite!

  8. Your card is fabulous Ally! Love the bright colours and the pleated ribbon and I could go on and on. Beautiful!

  9. I Love, Love your card and ideas!! Super fantastic looking and full of great eye candy, Ally! The shaker technique is absolutely perfect for this challenge and that Sweet Days of Summer stamp set :)

    ~ Amanda :)

  10. I love your card, so fun and summery...great idea to use a shaker card for this challenge!!

  11. Lovely card Ally. The colours and ribbon are fab and the kite is truly awesome!

  12. A shaker card???How ingenious! I absolutely love this Ally -- such a fun creation!

  13. What a great idea, Ally! Love this shaker card!

  14. Love your card and especially your "fake" water. Fun in the sun...somethings all us little kids love to do. Pat

  15. What a cute card!!! Love the idea for a shaker card!!! I will have to do one now!!!


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