Lido free printables from Papercraft Inspirations 166

With energetic divers, colourful bathing huts, synchronised swimmers and even a little mermaid or two, you can add plenty of fun to your cards with these printables from Papercraft Inspirations 166.

The nostalgic, open-air-swimming-pool designs, illustrated by Naomi Skinner, are perfect for summer card making. The beautiful imagery is sure to brighten up even the dullest of days, reminding recipients of holidays abroad or long, hot, summer days spent by the pool.

With a bit of imagination, and minimal extras from your stash, you can create some lovely designs that will really make a splash! The printables work well with a pop of citrus colour, for a fresh, vibrant feel.

Sarah Jackman-Read has put these printables to good use, and has come up with some fantastic card designs. Take a look at Sarah’s ideas, then download the printables and start getting creative!

You can also download our handy template to make a dimensional diver card. For this design, a strip of clear acetate has been used to make it appear that the diver is hovering in mid air. This is a great way to add some extra fun elements to your shaped cards. Why not try this technique with a box card, to make it look as though there are divers jumping into it or mermaids leaping out of it!

Use acetate to make a diver hover in mid air above this stepper card design.

For more aquatic appeal, take a look at our nautical free printables, too, complete with cute marine creatures and windswept seascapes.

We love to see what you’ve been crafting, so don’t forget to share your projects with us on Facebook and Twitter, too.

How to download printables

Simply click on the one you want, to enlarge it, then drag and drop the image onto your desktop. You can also right-click on the larger image to save it. Find more free printables and ideas for cards in our Downloads section.

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