Catch Some Rays with Authentique

Although Mr. Pete finished up his classes last Friday, summer vacation doesn’t officially start for the rest of us until tomorrow afternoon. Once the Missy Nik completes her last exam, the summer festivities can commence. Of course Pete has been celebrating already, but we shall join him soon. Tomorrow, school is over. Tomorrow, my parents arrive. Tomorrow is graduation rehearsal.


Tomorrow, summer can begin. 😀

Authentique Paper and Art Glitter are teaming up this month to bring you tons of inspiration using Authentique Paper and Art Glitter products. And because I am ready to celebrate summer, I have another fun project to share with you today featuring Authentique’s Seasons: Summer Petite Collection.


The Seasons: Summer line is filled with bright and happy prints in a pretty palette of blues and yellows. These colors make me think of warm days spent by the water, soaking up the sunshine. So I went with that thought here and used the papers from the 6×6 Bundle to create a fun little beach scene, complete with lapping waves and sparkling sun.

AudreyPettit_SummerSeasons_ArtGlitter_CatchSomeRays2One of the journaling cards from the Enhancements Cut-Apart Sheet and a sticker from the Components sheet help dress up my simple layered background. I added a torn strip of paper across the bottom for the waves, and tied the card up with a big bow.


Hand-cut the sun from that fun chevron print paper. Adhered the sun and the waves with foam adhesive for a bit of dimension. Then I added lots of sparkle and shine with glitter and glass beads from Art Glitter, our product partner this month on the Authentique blog.


I love how the glass beads remind me of the white crest of crashing waves. I am so ready for some beach time! How about you?

Be sure to check the Authentique blog every Wednesday this month for more Authentique/Art Glitter project inspiration! We have an Authentique/Art Glitter Prize Pack to give away to one of our lucky commenters this month

This fabulous prize contains all of that beautiful glitter along with the 3 of the newest 6×6 Bundles from Authentique Paper (Pride, Irresistible, Be(you)tiful)
Thanks so much for stopping by my friends! Wishing you all a wonderful day!



Authentique Seasons: Summer Petite Collection: 6×6 Bundle, Enhancements Cut Apart 12×12 Paper, Components Sticker Sheet
Art Glitter: Victorian Romance Transparent Pee Wee Kit, Pearlies Mixed Glass Beads, Designer Adhesive
Trim: Stampin’Up, American Crafts
Button: vintage
Ink: Clearsnap


25 thoughts on “Catch Some Rays with Authentique

  1. That is the sweetest sun ever, the tiny chevron print makes it so cuuute!!! the beaded sea shore is totally adorable. And yey welcome to your summer and the kids hanging around!!!

  2. I just have to say how much I LOVE the patterned sun and using the glass beads for foam on the waves speaks volumes of your creative genius 🙂


  3. You really nailed that beachy vibe with this card Audrey! LOVE the colors of this collection and your wave with the glitter and beads is soooo cool! It really does look like a wave crashing on the shore! Fabulous!

  4. You really know how to translate a mood Audrey!
    I hear the ukulele when I look at your fabulous card!!
    What an exciting time of the year indeed!
    Good Luck with the Graduation 😉

  5. It amazes me what you can do with some journaling pieces and stickers! This is so summery and fun. I especially like the tiny beads. Very creative. Congrats to the grad and Happy Summer!

  6. I’m so happy for Pete, how exciting!!!! And Happy for you to see your parents ! I love your card and the paper is so pretty!!! HAPPY SUMMER!

  7. Love this bright, sunny, summery card! Using the beads on the water is a great idea. And, of course, everything (to me) is always enhanced by glitter! Sounds like some extra special time going on at your house this week. Congratulations to Pete!

  8. Remember that song…School’s out for summer? Oops, maybe I’m dating myself…hehehe! Anyways, hope you and your son and daughter have a great summer! Your card is Ammmazzzzing!!! Love the colors the sentiment and those fabulous beads for the white crest of crashing waves!!! Love this card to pieces…great job, Audrey!!!

  9. Love these photos, Audrey! So fun and nothings as good as summer break! And I love your card… great summer sunshine colors and what a brilliant idea with the beads!
    Have a great time with your parents and your kiddos!

  10. Wow! Those beads on the ‘water’ are just terrific!!!!!! And your handcut sun is perfect as well! I’m sure your kids will love summer vacation!!!!! Yahooo!!!!!

  11. Yay for Mr. Pete. We are celebrating over here too. Our last day was yesterday. My youngest is officially a senior. Fun times.

    Love this summery card. The papers are gorgeous.

  12. Your sunny card calls out, “Let the Summer Fun BEGIN!!”

    I love EVERYTHING about this card — the cheery yellow & blue paper layers, hand-cut sun, “foamy” waves, horizontal AND vertical text, sweet buttoned bow — AAAAH!!!

    I live on the plains of Oooklahoma, but your card enticingly invites me to the BEACH!

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