Thursday, June 24, 2010

Greetings from Paradise

My niece, Jenn, loves the beach, so when I saw the Paper Crafts Go-To Sketch Challenge #4, I immediately thought of replacing the scallops along the top and the rectangular strip running down the right side with a palm tree. Here's the sketch:

And here's my take on it:

To create this card, I first stamped the clouds onto white card stock. I filled in the clouds on the bottom of the stamp with distress ink to create the horizon line. After cutting out my palm tree and waves with my Cricut, I used VersaMark ink to stamp a different pattern onto each piece. I also distressed all of the tree's edges. This added both texture and pattern to the card. After tearing the kraft card stock, I stamped the shell. Again, I used VersaMark ink to ink up the edges and add some depth to my sand. Finally, I stamped the sentiment and hung it from the tree using a bit of twine.
Here's a close-up of some of those details:

Happy birthday, Jenn!
Card Stock: Papertrey Ink (White); Stampin' UP! (Wild Wasabi, Kraft); DCWV (Brown)
Stamps: Hero Arts (Clouds, Raindrop Background, Stripes, Flourish Background, Antique Engraving, Love that Sparkles)
Ink: VersaMark; Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Faded Jeans, Broken China)
Tools: Cricut Cartridge (Ocean of Words); Tim Holtz Paper Distresser; EK Success Corner Punch

1 comment:

hanes132 said...

Easily my FAV bday card! LOVE IT!!