WOW! Thursday already–Well, then–HAPPY THURSDAY it is!! I’ve been engaged all week with one of two custom card orders that have been waiting for me and I realized I’ve been neglecting my blog…So, I thought I’d take a little break and share another old-timey Summer-themed card I made using the Boardwalk plate from Artistic Outpost. The images in this set are just the Summer-funnest! Here we go…
Supplies I Used:
- Stamps from the Boardwalk & Keeper Plates from Artistic Outpost
- Card Stock, Manilla Stock
- Adirondack Inks, Archival Ink, Distress Inks & Markers, Water Brush, Dimensional Magic, Glue Sticks, Ink Blending Tool, 3D Dots, Heat Tool, Distresser, Double-Back Tape
- Remnant Rub-Ons, Tissue Tape, Mini-Shells, Sand, Twine, Brad
My season is definitely Summer (I am from So.Cal originally where it’s Summer year-round) and since moving to a region that truly does have 4 seasons, Summer is still my fav of all time and gives me inspiration to keep creating with these “like-totally awesome” images!
Even though this card has a lot of little pieces to it, I had the majority of it ready to go–All I had to do was create the background and assemble! I do like it when that happens–I kinda feel like I’m cheating! I’m using manilla stock as my “canvas” and I’ve inked the background in Broken China, Tea Dye & Vintage Photo DI’s blended with an ink blending tool, spritzed with water and dried with the heat tool–I also distressed the edges and inked with Walnut Stain DI and the ink blending tool.
The huts are stamped with Adirondack Inks in Espresso & Denim and I added Remnant Rub-On Numbers to the huts. I masked the huts and stamped the grass image from the Keeper plate over a few times using Espresso Adirondack Ink and Archival in Sepia. I rubbed a glue stick across the bottom of the card and sprinkled sand on top, pressed in, then tapped off excess. Yes–I actually used sand–it’s real sand on my beach card–I am from So.Cal after all!
After allowing the sand to dry, I positioned my umbrella girl and adhered all of the words with a more viscous glue stick then used Dimensional Magic to glue down the shells. I adhered umbrella girl with 3D Dots and – OH–Umbrella Girl…she was a left over, too! But I know I stamped her on water-color paper with Jet Black Archival Ink and painted her with Mustard Seed, Barn Door, Spiced Marmalade & Tattered Rose DM’s and a water brush.
The Atlantic City twine button & glazed shells are left-overs that came in real handy for this corner filler. The “button” is colored with my water-brush and more DM’s–Barn Door, Tea Dye and Tumbled Glass. I have a piece of double-back tape on the back of the circle that holds my twine loops in place and I glued the glazed shells down before gluing down the twine button. Very secure!
The finished panel got adhered to my light mustard yellow card base with double-back tape and all edges inked again with Walnut Stain DI–easy peasy! Umbrella girl really does look like she’s just strollin’ along…Cool!
And being this close to the end of some of the weekly challenges I’m participating in, I think I’ll add this card, too! Look for this in the weekly challenge at Drunken Stampers-Challenge #136-A Beach, the bi-weekly challenge at Frilly & Funkie-By The Seaside Challenge, and the monthly Referral Program at Artistic Outpost. Check out these blogs and join in on the fun!
I hope you enjoyed today’s card and my step-x-steps! I’m feeling motivated again to get back down in my dungeon and get Artsy Fartsy on all kinds of stuff! You know what I am saying?
Have a great Thursday and Thank You All for stopping by!! XOXO-Shari