Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Beach-y Birthday

  Good morning! How has your week been going? 
I've been on a roll with stamping and needed a masculine card this week. Nothing like a beach-y scene for a summer birthday!  I loved making the sponged background with Distress Oxide inks. 

Beginning with stamping the fence, I added embossing to the horizontal links. Love the way the fence image adds perspective to the scene. I also embossed the white ropes on the end post, and the sentiment. 

The posts and the bird images are layered tone on tone to give depth.

I'm playing with the Retro challenge again. I went searching for just the right stamp for the sentiment and came up with one from a very old set, Winter Woods. 

Retro Rubber Challenge 111

Completing the bottom line of elements was fun! Every beach scene needs birds, right? And a bit of white paint spattered randomly. Thanks for coming by! 

Be yourself
     Delight in your craft 
        Make something beautiful!

Supplies used:
Stamps: PTI - Fenceline Summer, Winter Woods
Paper: Neenah Solar White, Kraft
Accessories: embossing powder - white, pewter


Leslie Miller said...

Ahhh, I'm so in the mood for beachy cards and this one has it all! Beautiful scene, fun stamps, and love your inky background AND your photo. Our beaches here are a little chilly most of the time. We get a rare day with no wind and warm temps and then it's sooooo nice. I recently bought another pad of beachy paper and have a few stamps lined up for it, but it might be a while. We'll see. So many things on my stamping plate right now. Your card is so cute and inspiring, Cindy. Love the Retro Rubber challenge, too, and happy to see you playing along!

Jan Clothier said...

That's such a gorgeous beach scene. You're so right about the fence giving perspective and depth. The oxide sky is fabulous. You've played the bottom line creatively and beautifully! Thank you for joining in with us at Retro Rubber Challenge.

LeAnne said...

This is just amazing! I have trouble making scenes, but yours is spot on...I can hear the seagulls and smell the ocean spray! Thanks for playing with our Retro Rubber challenge this week!

Claire Grantham said...

I love this beautiful beachy scene.. It's making me long for my vacay.. I love how you created the beautiful background for your scene. Thanks for playing along with us at Retro Rubber. Claire DT

Neva Cole said...

What a wonderful beach themed birthday card, so much fun with the details! Thanks for joining us at Retro Rubber for our Tic Tac Toe challenge.