Hello, and welcome to my relaxing day by the sea.
I always enjoy thinking about the beach. I returned from Hawaii two weeks ago, and told you more photos would be coming. Here I am with my daughter, Katey, out in the ocean. We are 500 steps from the shore (I counted on the way back), and still only knee deep, because it’s a sandbar.
Did I show you my grandson, Drake? He’s only 13, and making Grandma Su look really small. We are walking home from church. They live on Hickam Base, close to Pear Harbor, because Billy is in the Coast Guard. Everything is so convenient. It’s wonderful!
Here’s Drake practicing his bass guitar.
And, giving Grandpa Neil lessons. (Neil said he’s “slappin’ the base”).
Okay, back to my card. It all began, because of three challenges. The theme at Global Design Project is “Take Me to the Sea.”
The sketch is from As You See It.
And, the colors at Sunday Stamps, “Summer Splash,” are perfect for a day at the beach.
The card base is Night of Navy card stock, the ocean is Pacific Point cardstock, and the sand is Sahara Sand cardstock.
I used the Ruffled embossing folder to give the ocean waves, and the Subtle embossing folder to give the sand texture. Before embossing the sand, I used a stamp from the Magical Mermaid stamp set to stamp shells in Crumb Cake ink.
Don’t you love my canvas chair? It’s in the Colorful Seasons stamp set. The wood frame is stamped in Crumb Cake ink, and the fabric is Pumpkin Pie ink. It’s “two-step” stamping, and I used the Stamparatus to make sure the fabric met the frame just right.
The glass of lemonade is stamped in Daffodil Delight ink, and it has a die for cutting in the Seasonal Layers die set.
Did you see I wrote “hello” in the sand. Sometimes I just have to use something that has retired. I LOVE paper words! It’s from the Greetings die set, for those of you who may have it.
All of the other supplies are available at my store. You can easily shop by clicking on the pictures. If you’d like to start stamping, I’d love to be your demonstrator!