Card, Catered Crop

Catered Crop : Summer Lovin’

by May Park-

Hi, crafty friends! Today I’d like to share a card I made for the current Catered Crop: summertime challenge. A few days ago I realized that I didn’t have any stamps with summer images. So I decided to create my own summertime image, beach waves with a faux torn edge technique.


I started by covering the top portion of my card using a post-it note to mask off the area that I didn’t want stamped. Then I took a piece of card stock and tore the edge off of it. Actually I wasted more than ten papers because I had a hard time creating the look of a beautiful wave. Next, I laid the torn paper mask on the white card base using some removable adhesive to hold it in place.


Then I applied colored inks along the edge of the mask using a blending tool. After that, I moved the mask down and repeated the process two more times. FYI, I used Tim Holtz distress ink pads in faded jeans and broken china and Hero Arts Shadow Ink in soft pool. Lastly I created the look of sand using distress inks: tea dye and antique linen. To finish off my card, I removed the mask and stamped the sentiment from My Favorite Things.

That’s all for today. For more inspiration and all the details, please check out the Catered Crop blog and mark your calendar for the Design Teams Quickfire on Sunday.

Thanks for stopping by. Hope you have wonderful weekend!

May Park


  1. Jackie Rockwell

    This is AMAZING!!! I adore your handmade inked waves!

    17 . Sep . 2013
  2. 김효진

    색감이 정말 멋져요^^

    03 . Sep . 2013
  3. June Lee

    Wow! This is absolutely gorgeous!!!
    I wish I could make something beautiful as art works! 🙂

    05 . Aug . 2013
  4. Marianne

    Love the colours. Good thing you kept trying to tear more papers lol. Spotted your card on MIM

    31 . Jul . 2013

    Fabulous card May, great technique,really does look like a sandy beach and waves..
    Thanks for sharing with us at Make it Monday..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

    30 . Jul . 2013
  6. Kim S

    This is beautiful!! And a perfect summery effect!

    29 . Jul . 2013
  7. Wendy McCarthy

    This is such a beautiful card! It really does feel like a summer beach… Spotted this on MIM xxx

    29 . Jul . 2013
  8. Margaret M

    What a beautiful CAS card popped over from MIM.
    Margaret M

    29 . Jul . 2013
  9. Lisa

    What a beautiful design May, love it!!

    28 . Jul . 2013
  10. Loz

    Beautiful bright card May. I saw this on MIM..Loz

    28 . Jul . 2013
  11. Linda McClain

    Oh My. This is so stunning. Makes me want to grab a margarita and lay in the sun at the beach. Gorgeous.

    28 . Jul . 2013

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