I loved the Beside the Sea clear stamps from Avery Elle, but what really sold me was the "Life's a Beach" sentiment. You know, Beach is my last name!
Using Bristol smooth card stock, I stamped the elements in black, colored them with Zig markers and trimmed them out. I also mixed in an element or two from other sets that worked to complete the scene. The sea, sands and sky were sponged with Distress Inks and spattered with water for added texture.
Although I didn't do too much planning this card came out just the way I envisioned it in my head. Don't you love when that happens? I really wanted it to pop with bright color.
Cheering to have added a masculine birthday card to my stash. I think this card works for anyone with a summer birthday.
It felt really good to post three projects this week.
I am so glad that you stopped off at my blog to visit. Enjoy your day!
Delight in your craft
Make something beautiful!
Stamps: Avery Elle - Beside the Sea, Stampin' Up! - Waterfront
Paper: Neenah Solar White, Bristol Smooth
INK:Simon Says Stamp - Intense Black, Ranger Distress Inks, Zig Markers
Accessories: WPlus9 - Wave Border Die