As I write this post it is 80 degrees here today in South Florida! For anyone seeing this who is in a cold place, I hope this beach scene warms you up.
So, I love EVERYTHING that The Greetery makes. I have a huge wish list of their products going at all times. The Paper Players this week has a Sketch Challenge PP525 and I thought of some of The Greetery products I own that might work: Destination Summer and the postal dies. Here is my card and The Paper Players sketch.
I made a stencil with the Destination Summer Waterfront map die by cutting it out of acetate in my Big Shot machine. (I am sure the one they sell is sturdier) Using blender brushes and mostly distress oxide inks, I stenciled the sections in the map by masking off the water from the land parts of the map and vice versa. The cutting and stamping of the palm trees, boats, sun, camera, etc., is a two or three-step stamping process for most objects. (The sailboat, for example, takes two stamps to make a completed sailboat: the boat/mast and then the sails.) It's a fun process because they are so cute as they come to life! I used the postal die to give a postcard look, die cut the postmark die and made the greeting on my computer to fit into it. I popped up almost all the die cuts on foam tape for the look of movement and depth. Last minute, I added a few fun Seaside Holiday sequins from Buttons Galore & More as well as some Wink of Stella shimmer along the edge of the water, on the sun rays and the flowers.
It is fun to challenge yourself to make a card based off of a sketch. Check out all the creativity over at The Paper Players!
See you again soon,