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This is the perfect time to welcome the summer. We have been getting lovely warm weather here in California. It has been in the 70-80s. This weekend is supposed to be even hotter! You know where I'll be at....
I wanted to use a warm tone and Earth-y colors to remind me of the beach---so I stuck with shades of browns with a warm peachy tone. The seashell stamp can be found here and "A Day at the Beach" stamp can be found here.
My lovely in-laws are visiting us all the way from Florida this week! We are super-excited! Whenever we get family visiting us out here, we are always happy. My mother-in-law loves the coral color. This card reminds me of her.
I've added pleats to make the shell image "pop". (I am sort-of running out of dimensional foam tape. I love making everything "pop".....so I just tried to improvised.)
I've added sparkles to the seashell. It is colored using Copics. The pleats are then propped up and layered with Spellbinder's various dies. The swirl in the background was supposed to mimic sand and waves. I was going to emboss the background with stripes but I could not find my embossing folder--and improvised with my scorer to create stripes. (One day I WILL find all my missing items!) Just not today....
I ran my distress ink through the swirl embossing folder to create a "sand" texture. You can see it in real life.
That was pretty fun! I'll have to try it again next time.