Tlc Blog Hop

Life is Better in SUMMER!

TLC Creations Summer Fun Blog Hop 2017

Welcome to another FABULOUS Tlc Blog Hop…”Summer Fun”! Listed below is the hop order. Each of the 14 stops will have a digital freebie to download (for your personal use). Start by downloading the bathing beauties below!

TLC Freebie Bathing Beauties
Right click and “save as” to your computer!






Lisa D  

Lisa Lynn





Vicky F

Wendy   (Me!)


I started out by downloading the image and adding some word art (this is an additional freebie on the Tlc blog!) using Photoshop Elements. Don’t have PSE? No problem! You don’t need any special software to use the digital images. Simply print the file on card stock and color and embellish however you would like.

TLC Blog Hop graphic for tutorial

I printed the image on Club Scrap® card stock, trimmed it out and distressed the edges with a Tonic paper distresser and some Vintage Photo Distress Ink.

I didn’t want just a card panel though. After a little Google searching, I found this Center Step Card Tutorial and bonus video!

I adjusted the instructions a bit to accommodate the wider width of my image. My card base measures 7.5 x 8. The side panels are still cut at 1 inch, but I adjusted the cut and score lines for a 5.5 x 3.5 inch card panel.

Cutting and Scoring Diagram for 3.5 x 5


I love how it turned out!


I used some colored vellum and stamp images from Club Scrap® to create the waves. I stamped with Versamark ink and heat embossed with copper foil embossing powder and fussy cut the images. The side panels and photo mat are also decorated with Club Scrap card stock.


I used this mini resin frame to highlight the image. I inked the edges with Versamark ink, dusted with the copper foil embossing powder and heat embossed. I added a few sea shells, a little crab charm and glued everything on with some Glossy Accents.


AND of course,  a little sparkle with Diamond Stickles! Be sure to download this word art at your next stop on the Tlc blog.


Do more of what makes you happy!


43 thoughts on “Life is Better in SUMMER!

  1. I love your card and that image and how are you highlighted the one woman with the frame and then you get even gave me instructions on how to do it with the video. You are amazing, thank you so very very much. You’re wonderful and what a joy to visit your blog

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  2. WOW stunning stepper card everything showcases the vintage image beautifully -fabulous waves and love the little embossed frame and how you trimmed the image unevenly-brilliant and thank you for the image
    carol x

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  3. Wendy Wendy Wendy … you have totally outdone yourself. What a gorgeous piece of art. Yes, a piece of art. Thank you for all the instructions also. And thank you for being such a great part of this great team and Hop.

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  4. OMG!!! Wendy, what a SUPER card you made. This is absolutely stunning and i love that little frame you added in the center of the card. I totally love your creation.

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