August 1! Oh, has it been a hot summer so far here in North Georgia. We are lucky though, our high doesn’t usually get past 88 or so. But of course our humidity is 200%…. Makes it feel like 110 degrees. I think of going to the seashore, for us it usually means West coast of Florida. It’s very hot down there this summer too, so I guess we’ll just stay home in the AC. Making this card made me yearn for a condo on the beach with a big window looking over the beach and water and luxurious AC….I guess that defeats the purpose.
This little fish is very happily cool in his environment. I made this card by first stamping the fish in Mint Macaron Ink on Very Vanilla Card Stock. I hand colored him using Dapper Denim ink and a Blender Pen. The bubbles are stamped in Dapper Denim and colored with Dapper Denim. The little star fix and the clams are stamped in Crumb Cake. This was die cut using a smaller oval from the Layering Oval Framelit dies. The background was die cut using a bit larger scalloped oval from the same set.
The stripped layer is a layer of By the Sea Shore DSP on a layer of Soft Sky Card Stock cut 1/4 inch larger. Before adhering the pieces together I placed a length of Dapper Denim Ruched Ribbon across the lower 1/3 of the piece using SNAIL to fasten it down.
The bottom layer is a piece of the By The Sea Shore DSP , embossed with the Seaside Embossing Folder then adhered to a layer of Dapper Denim Card Stock and adhered to the card base using SNAIL adhesive.
The stripped layer was adhered using SNAIL. The fish piece was placed using Stampin’ Dimensionals to give it a bit of definition. A bow was made using Dapper Denim Ruched Ribbon and placed in the middle of the horizontal ribbon with Glue Dots.
The inside of the card was completed by adhering a layer of Dapper Denim to the back. I cut a layer of very vanilla allowing 3/4″ on each side, I then daubed the edges (smudged) with Dapper Denim to give it a bit of dimension.
The Seaweed, shells and Starfish are stamps from the By the Seashore Stamp set and I stamped them in Crumb Cake. This is a fairly quick and easy card. Hope you’ll try it.
These are the supplies that I used in making this card: