I got up bright and early this morning – Up with the Sun and I hid out in my craft room for awhile making this card!!! SO much fun!!
~ Soak Up the Sun ~
I dug into my Doodlebug stash and used two Designer papers from the Sunkissed collection. I layered them on my card. Cut a Stitched Rectangle (Lawn Fawn) from white card stock and then added a skinny layer to it of Tempting Turquoise card stock (SU!). Now I could create my scene, I sponged and dotted some sand using Creamy Caramel ink and a marker, then I used Bliss Blue to sponge my sky. I set this aside and started working on my images.
I stamped with Black Versafine ink onto watercolor paper the flamingos, flower, and leaf from the Sunny Studios stamp set called Tropical Paradise. Embossed each image using clear embossing powder. I used my “Ziggy“s to color and then a wet paintbrush to blend. Using the Tropical Paradise die set also from Sunny Studio I cut the images out using my Big shot! My beautiful friend Mendi Yoshikawa gave this stamp set with dies to me for my birthday!! Thank you so much, Mendi!!
~I am linking this card up to these challenges~
This is the inspiration photo that I was working off of!!
I patterned my card after this sketch – cutting and layering my paper like the picture!
I have 5 layers if you count my die cut images that are there on foam squares!
What’s more sizzling in the Summer than Soakin’ Up the Sun!!
I was inspired by this bird of the sea – flamingos are a bird commonly found by water also!
My card is ALL ABOUT soaking up the SUNSHINE!!
My card has tropical flowers on it! Hope that counts!!
Thanks for coming by!!
Have a BEAUTIFUL day!!