Friday, June 8, 2018

Birthday at the Beach

Welcome friends.  My card today is for an old friend who moved south to Hilton Head.  I wanted it to reflect a lovely birthday spent relaxing on the beach.  I wouldn't mind that myself.  For today's card I used the Festive Friday Challenge #FF0009 - father's day and/or die cut and Seize the Birthday - beachy birthday.  Since my father's day cards are finished, I opted for the die cuts.

Card Base:  Pineapple Punch CS cut 5-1/2" x 8-1/2"; score at 4-1/4".

Image Layer:  For the beach sand, I used a stamp from the Timeless Textures stamp set and stamped on the bottom of a piece of 4" x 5-1/4" Whisper White CS with Sahara Sand ink a number of times, stamping off first.  The water was stamped using Balmy Blue ink and the water stamp from the 
High Tide stamp set.  The sky was sponged with Balmy Blue ink working from off the cardstock so I wouldn't get big "splotches".  The sea gulls (I think they're sea gulls) and grass from the same stamp set were stamped using Black Memento and Call Me Clover inks.

Die Cuts:  I stamped the sun from the retired Sunshine and Rainbows stamp set on Pineapple Punch CS using Pineapple Punch ink and cut it out using the matching die from the retired Rainbow Builders Framelits.  Glue Dots were used to attach it to the card. The clouds were cut from Shimmery White CS using the Up and Away Thinlits and attached with Dimensionals and Mini Dimensionals.  The Adirondack chair was cut from Lovely Lipstick CS with the Seasonal Layers Dies.  I cut the edges from the Dimensionals into strips to add the chair to the card.

Sentiment:  On a piece of Vellum CS, I stamped the sentiment from the Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set using Black Memento Ink.  It was added to the chair with liquid glue before I added the chair to the card.

The Finishing Touch:  Finished it off by adding some Clear Wink of Stella to the sun.

Thanks for visiting today.  Please let me know if you have any questions in the comment section.  Have a great weekend.  Be safe and be blessed.

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