I have a beachy-keen card for you today; when we were in Green Bay the other day to pick up our guests from the airport, our son mentioned flip-flops. Right away I could see this card in my mind; I combined the flip-flops from PaperTrey Ink's Day at the Beach set with Cosmo Cricket Snorkel papers (Current and Beach Towel). I inked the flip-flops in Plum Pudding and Summer Sunshine (PaperTrey Ink), as well as Lettuce and Terra Cotta (Adirondack).
Next I tore a piece of Eclipse Tape to act as a mask for my sand and water line, and then airbrushed the water with Copic marker BG13. I then used a clear blender pen to "erase" the blue from the polka dots on the two pair of dotted sandals, and then used a T1 Copic marker to add a light shadow on the left side of the flip-flops. I them stamped the thong part of the shoes in Versamark and heat embossed using Filigree Detail White embossing powder.
I spent ten years in Pensacola, Florida, before moving waaaaayyyyyy up North, so white sands are what I'm most accustomed to--that's why I left the sand almost white, except for the sponged-on Antique Linen Distress ink. It still needed some of that foam at the edge of the water, so I added some Prisma glitter at the water's edge. The string on the buttons started out natural and was dyed with Copic markers coordinating with the button colors. Ribbon is some Cosmo Cricket Snorkel ribbon. I did a bit of stitching to finish the card after adding the starfish and sentiment.
While I'm at the computer, I have one more piece to share with you--one created for the Emma's Paperie Blog May Sketch Challenge by designer Lisa Dorsey. I had fun with this card and loved the delicious sherbet-colors of the SEI Mimosa paper. Everything I used except for ink is linked from the post above. Also, several of you have said that you haven't seen the new Cosmo Cricket Early Bird papers in your local stamp stores yet. Emma's has Early Bird as well as Snorkel available.
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