Make a Fun Surf Van Card To Celebrate Summer!

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Celebrate the beach life with this fun surf van card!

Everywhere you look, these super fun, hip, slightly retro, slightly modern beachside vehicles are making a HUGE comeback and in honor of that Kittie has made a cool surf van card to show off the new dies from Kittie Kraft by Rubbernecker. When Kittie was doing all the design work for her new dies, she made sure she included every last details and we all just LOVE them!

You can see every bit of HER detail on how to make this card over here on her post and we wanted to show off some of the highlights so you could marvel at this surf van card as much as we did when we first saw it.

First, to get that beautiful ocean horizon, Kittie places a straight mask (you can just use a scrap of card stock if you want!) and uses a blender brush to apply your blue ink in graduated intensity to create the refreshing water. Then when you remove the mask you can now blend your paler shades of blue for the sky right up to and into the ocean.

And to create that truly sandy look, Kittie cut her sand layers from kraft colored cardstock and then used another blender brush to apply some light brown ink. This layering of colors gives a great dimensional look. She did the same thing with the palm tree trunks and deeper brown ink. And as she usually does, Kittie added some great shaping to her palm fronds.

In her post Kittie adds a fun and great PRO TIP: she Googled images of vintage beach vans to come up with her color combo for her surf van card. Great idea!

You just have to pop on over to her site for even more juicy details and some additional PRO TIPS!

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Here are all the goodies from the store that Kittie used today so add them to your list so you can get into “the groove” with these fun cards!

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Nested Rectangle Die Cut Set 5003D
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5408D Beach Van Die
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5410-03D Seagulls Die
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5411-03D Reeds Die
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5212-06D Palm Trees Die Cut
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5328-01D Slimline Clouds Die
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5212-07D Woody Die Cut
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5212-05D Lifeguard Tower Die Cut
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Color Fuse Set #9
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Color Fuse Set #3
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Color Fuse Set #12
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PanPastel Sofft Applicators 12/Pkg
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Glossy Accents .5oz
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Scotch Advanced Tape Glider & Tape
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Scor-Tape .5″ X 27yd
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Scor-Tape .125″X27yd
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Crossover II Fabric & Paper Cutting…
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We hope you are inspired by this retro modern surf van card and that it makes you want to craft til the gulls come home!

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