Summer Girl on a Swing Handmade Card

Hi Everyone!
Hope your Tuesday is going well 🙂 I’m entering a color challenge at Colorful Creations to be a part of their Design Team (link at the end of this post).

I’m entering this card:

I was trying to hold it up to the sunlight:

And here is another angle of it:

And yet, another angle!:

The colors for this Design Challenge were:

I was having a hard time trying to brainstorm what these colors reminded me of. At first, I was thinking about the circus or a bounce house. When I looked at it again, I was inspired by Summer.

Here is my walk through:
I started with a white blank card stock card:

I embossed a little over half of the card with Clouds.

Here is the embossed card:

I cut small thin strips of paper matching the color scheme:

I glued them to the part of the card that was not embossed. I alternated by color.

When I finally finished the bottom part of the card, I added a strip of ribbon across and cut the strips at the bottom that were hanging over.

I wanted to add a summer embellishment and I thought of a fun and colorful Pinwheel. For the Pinwheel, I cut a 2″ inch x 2″ inch square:

I penciled dots about 1/2 a centimeter apart:

I pierced the penciled dots with my piercing tool:

I realized that I might poke holes through my craft table, so I went and cut a cardboard piece and placed it under the square. This made piercing so much easier!

I worked through the holes with a small embroidery needle first before adding the thread. I made sure the needle went through each hole to loosen them so it would be easier when I put the thread through.

I forgot to pencil in my cutting lines to make the pinwheel, so I did that.
I attached the thread to the needle and took the thread over the edge of the square and into the hole to achieve this look:

My Pinwheel embellishment was finished!:

I used the Happy Swinging Girl Free Digi Stamp by Dearie Dolls (link at the end of this post), and colored it with Spectrum Noir Markers. I used the colors from the Color Palette in the Design Challenge so I could follow the theme properly.

I used Tim Holtz Tumbled Glass Distress Ink and sponged the cloud embossing side of the card:

I used a Have a Great Day Sentiment with Tim Holtz Distress Ink Broken China.

I die cut the stamped sentiment:

This is what it looked like after die cut:

I used Tanmit Gel Pens to decorate the embellishment with fun colors (from the palette) and patterns:

I used Antique Linen Distress Ink to give the sentiment dimension and color:

I glued the Pinwheel to the bottom part of the card:

and then I attached the Digi Stamp and the Sentiment and added rhinestone embellishments.

All Done!

Thank you for visiting!
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These are the Products I used


Premium Rainbow Color Embroidery Floss – Cross Stitch Threads – Friendship Bracelets Floss – Crafts Floss – 105 Skeins Per Pack and Free Set of Embroidery Needles
WHAT I GET? – Premium Quality 100% Cotton and Mercerized for Extra Shine Embroidery Floss – Great Valentines Gift for any crafter!
FREE Set of Needles – Limited Quantities – So hurry, get your pack today!
105 skeins of variable rainbow colors – approx. 35 different colors per pack – enough for any project!
Each skein is 8 m long and includes 6 strands.


Free Digi Stamp Happy Swinging Girl – Dearie Dolls
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I’m entering this card in these challenges:

Colorful Creations – Color Challenge DT Call
Stinkin Inkers – Girls Just Want to Have Fun
Always Fun Challenges – Summer Fun
International Art and Soul – Stitching real or faux
Simply Create Too – Summer Fun
Aud Sentiments – Summer + a Sentiment
Simply Create Too – Summer Fun
Crafty Cats – ATG with Summertime
Southern Girls Challenge – Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp – Anything Goes
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Don’t Forget to Join in the Fun This Month to win $12 worth of Digital Stamps! at the Anything Goes- Summer Luvin challenge!
Take part in the Paper Craft Happy Challenge! (click on the image below):

Comments 8

  • wow what a fab card and great tutorial too. thanks for sharing at Crafty catz

  • Such a fun card. Nice bright colors and love the stitching on the pinwheel. Thanks for joining the Stinkin’ Inkers challenge.

  • oh WOW what a stunning creation and wonderful walkthrough of how you created your artwork. I am in love with your wee pin-wheel and the very clever idea of stitching the edges. Hope you have a good day too 🙂 🙂 🙂 Thanks you for joining us at International Art & Soul this fortnight and hope to see you again soon. 🙂 Hugs Jane xxxxxx

  • Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Always Fun Challenges, good luck!!! Amy DT

  • Lovely bright summer card, and a great walk through too.

    Thanks for sharing with us at Aud Sentiments,

    Hugz Tinz

  • Wow what an amazing amount of work!! And in such bright and happy colours, they just scream SUMMER. Thank you for joining us at the Simply Create Too Challenge…

  • What a fun creation and you nailed that colour challenge! A super cute creation with that sweet pinwheel. Thanks for joining our ‘Anything Goes’ challenge at Southern Girls. I’m so glad you did. Hugs, Wends xoxo SGC DT

  • Such a fun card! I love the pinwheel embellishment. Thank you for joining us at Simply Create Too. Cindy (DT)

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