I had been considering a beach themed card for a while but until I decided that I would begin using any and all stamps that met my fancy, I hadn't found inspiration. Finally, I did. I had bought a Sarah Kay stamp a few years ago that had never met ink before and this seemed like a great opportunity. While the stamp wasn't necessarily meant for a beach theme, that is what it was going to be used for. Along with that I used some cute beach stamps from another company. All in all, I could see the card coming together in my mind.
I used my Blendabilities to colour the images but not the background. For the background I chose to do a watercolour wash using my re-inkers, water and a broad brush. It's a lighter, less dense finish than the Blendabilities and I like the effect. The base cardstock in Hello Honey and matte of Pacific Point finished off the card nicely.
For the sentiment I decided that the small script from the Hello Love hostess stamp set was perfect for a banner that I "supported" on coloured toothpicks. I also added the "Woo Hoo" from the Just Sayin' stamp set and the matching framelit to cut it out. Then I covered the starfish with some Crystal Effects and knew it was done.
It's a fun card that I'm hoping my sister will like for her birthday. Shhhh...don't tell her about it before she gets it tomorrow, okay.
I've entered the card in the Dream Valley Challenges Summer challenge.