Sunday, July 29, 2018

Take a Walk on the Beach

Hello TJ Friends!

Goodness, this summer is just flying by!  As this post goes live, I will be with about 129 other papercrafters at a retreat in Minneapolis.  I am hoping to come back refreshed and with new ideas and MOJO!
Today's card is all about the beach!  You can still get your 'beachy' stamps at a discounted price using code TJ10LeeAnn. 

This was super fun to make as I did some good old fashioned paper piecing.  I stamped the
Flip Flops Stamp onto some fun striped paper and then did some fussy cutting.
Next, I got to work on making the background scene. I used Copics for this.  To give the shoreline some sea foam, I used the very end of a brush to 'tap' on white acrylic paint.
The sand is also done with Copics.  At first it looked like a hot mess, but the more I worked it, the better it became.  The sentiment from the Seashells Set of 5 was stamped in brown on the sand, using my MISTI for perfect placement.
The ocean background was adhered to the card base.  I positioned my flip flops behind the sand and then adhered them to the back of the sand panel.  The sand panel was then popped up on dimensional tape and adhered to the card.
The final touch is the little flower sequins that I added to the flip flops.  I have had these for at least two years and this is the first I am using them!
That's it for me!  I have to get back to my classes and make and takes!

Remember, f you should want to shop (ahem, who does not want to shop?! )   you can get 10% off of your entire order with code TJ10LeeAnn.

Have a wonderful week and I hope I have inspired you to create something today!

Lee Ann